We’re partial to putting together the odd panorama here at Wirefresh, but nothing we’ve done comes even close to the 26GB monster created by the bods at A.F.B. media GmbH.
Those crazy cats have created a truly mahoosive interactive panorama of Dresden, Germany, which is now available to view online.
Hewn from no less than 1,665 full format pictures taken on a a 21.4 megapixel Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm-lens, the photos were snapped by an intriguing sounding “photo-robot” in one 172 minute session.
The result of all that robo-snapping was a hefty102 GB pile of raw data, which was then processed by a beefy computer with a main memory cache of 48 GB and 16 processors. The stitching process took 94 hours.
The resulting 297,500 x 87,500 pixel image (26 gigapixel) now claims to be the largest on the planet and you can view it – and pan and zoom in to your heart’s content – here.