This is my second post talking about Gigapan. Gigapan is a project that incorporates extremely high resolution photographs in a panoramic setting using an innovative method of exploring the image over the Internet.
This site is so easy to use with the SMART Board and it's truly one of the most fascinating sites to learn about the world around us.
One of the newest Gigapan images is a picture of Barack Obama giving his inaugural address to the world. The controls are extremely easy to figure out and use. You can double-click to zoom in; you can use touch and drag to move around; and you can use the controls on the left-hand side of the image to pan and zoom.
In addition, you have individual photographs that were extracted from the original photo. When you click on the photographs, Gigapan will identify the spot on the original image and then zoom to the picture. This is my favorite feature of Gigapan; it's so much fun to watch as the go from picture to picture and Gigapan will zoom out from the old picture and then zoom back in to the new one (see if you can find the invisible man).
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