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British Telecom Posts 320 Gigapixel Photo of London

UK telecoms provider British Telecom has just published the biggest ever photo of London. The photo was taken just after London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games by photography firm 360Cities, which specializes in panoramic photos. It's made up of 48,640 individual frames which were collated into a single panorama using a supercomputer. The end product is a 320 gigapixel image.

 

The pictures were taken using Canon EOS 7D cameras with EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters driven by special Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama heads from the German-based Clauss. According to British Telecom, if the completed image were printed at normal photographic resolution, it would be almost as tall and as wide as Buckingham Palace.

Lucky for us, that's not the case, and BT has made the photo available for viewing online. Head over to BTLondon2012.co.uk/Panorama to check it out for yourself.

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  • ShadyHamster
    Link doesn't work (at the time of posting this comment)

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  • abbadon_34
    yeppp...give it some time...but we'll probably forget
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  • bnot
    Noticed two things. One, a number of moving cars look like they were torn in half. Two, no one seems to be in any of the buildings (couldn't see anything naughty through the windows :) )....and I couldn't find Waldo either.
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  • correct URL: http://btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.html
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  • MisterZ
    10439913 said:
    Noticed two things. One, a number of moving cars look like they were torn in half. Two, no one seems to be in any of the buildings (couldn't see anything naughty through the windows :) )....and I couldn't find Waldo either.

    Speaking of cars, for a city of 10 million I don't see terribly many. It kind of resembles North Korea.
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  • merikafyeah
    Wow so cool. You can spin around and around and around. And you can zoom in so far that you can practically see the gleam in people's eyes. Just don't look down or you'll see the abyss.
    (and it'll stare back at you)

    This image file must be about 10 TBs in size.

    Also, is it ever sunny in London?
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  • blubbey
    MisterZSpeaking of cars, for a city of 10 million I don't see terribly many. It kind of resembles North Korea.
    1) Public transport
    2) Olympics, people were encouraged to not take their car because of the traffic (make london look better etc).
    3) People will be working, they wouldn't be out and about.
    4) More residential area, people at work -> not at home, few cars.
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  • back_by_demand
    10 million people is Greater London, this is just City of London, the furthest point on the picture is around 6 miles. Driving a car is stupid so most people use the tube or buses
    ...
    Nobody will be in a window, because as a general rule if it is light outside and dark inside all you will get is reflection from the glass
    ...
    No, it is never sunny in London, it has been dark, overcast and raining, usually with a pea-soup-thick fog at night everyday since the 1800's - don't you watch movies?
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  • -Jackson
    I don't mean to be an ass or anything but this article is overdue by at least a week.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    bnotI can't find Waldo, either. I'm gonna lose sleep over this!!!
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