Monday, July 27, 2009

Gigapxl: Whole Lotta Dots

You just have to see it to believe it:

Yes! The Gigapxl™ camera captures single exposures on film with enough resolvable detail to support scanning at resolutions up to four billion pixels. Single-gigapixel images are slightly larger than 44,000 x 22,000 pixels in size and four-gigapixel images are twice as wide and twice as high at 88,000 x 44,000 pixels.

One way of visualizing the size of a four gigapixel image is to consider a photograph of a regulation football pitch (soccer in USA) which is 90m x 45m. A four gigapixel top-down photograph of the entire field at 1mm per pixel would cover an area of 89.4m x 44.7m, which is 99.38% of the indicated size. This mm-per-pixel scale represents perhaps as many as 100 pixels per blade of grass across an entire pitch captured in a single exposure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To see a zoomable version of this. Do the following.

1) Go

2) Click on Google's Gigapx Layer in the right column.
3) Find the thumbnail of this picture in the list and click


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