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4 November 2010

Gigapan is a robotic attachment to a digital camera that automatically takes a large number of individual images across a precise grid then stitches them together to create an interactive panorama. On account of the vast amount of data in each compiled image a viewer can zoom in and explore the photograph, much as one might a neighborhood. CityLAB is exploring the use of the Gigapan technology to document Garfield and the Penn Avenue Arts District.

Courtney and Anthony take a 360 degree panoramic view of an intersection in Garfield.

The Gigapan robot with mounted digital camera.

The robot automatically pressed the shutter 288 times to make the panorama.

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