05 May 2010

Time Lapse GigaPan

Exciting news from the CREATE Lab - we've recently started time lapse gigapan trials!

There are already several Fine Fellows experimenting with time lapse gigapan on their own, such as Craig Miller at Defenders of Wildlife and Alex Smith at the University of Guelph.

Craig Miller has set up several photo-remonitoring points in the Northern Jaguar Reserve in Sonora to help measure the effectiveness of various landscape treatments. Check out this gigapan taken in June 2008 on the last day livestock were permitted to graze on the land. Compare that with this gigapan taken in September 2009... zoom in to see the improving ground cover in areas with severe terracing and erosion.

Alex Smith has been using GigaPan in some of his classes at the University of Guelph that utilise a local woodlot, the Dairy Bush. He says, "This project involves me shooting the same panorama weekly throughout the year to help classes (that can only access the bush for short periods of time) get an appreciation for the changes that occur in the bush throughout the year." Check out this panorama series or read more in an article published earlier this year [Camera mount gets big picture, smallest details, Guelph Tribune].