Travel Around the Globe Virtually in Ultra HD 360 Degrees

Travel Around the Globe Virtually in Ultra HD 360 Degrees

Gregory Han
Aug 2, 2013

Perhaps you noticed this past month our focus upon travel and getaway features. Ironically, I haven't traveled anywhere myself this year, despite feeling the itch to get lost somewhere new. I've found a little bit of relief for this growing case of wanderlust by way of a site offering an amazing selection of ultra-high definition, 360 degree panoramic photos ready to explore by mouse+screen...

The image above is a snapshot of a panoramic photo of Prague, Czech Republic, stitched together from 2,600 individual photos and converted into a single, seamless 360° image. That's 260,000 x 130,000 pixels in total, the largest photograph of Prague ever created; the photo is so detailed I was able to zoom in on a person and determine the brand of footwear they were wearing! 

There's an even more awe-inspiring 320 gigapixel panorama of London from the BT Tower, pieced together from 48,640 individual images, shot over a period of three days, requiring the processing power of a Fujitsu Celsius R920 workstation to seamlessly blend those tens of thousands of photos into one composite image.

360Cities is the company behind these mind blowing, detailed geo-marked panoramic photos, with an additional collection of destinations to explore (and a related $1.99 app for iPhone/iPad), including:

Virtually visit all these destinations dotting the globe above via the global view site here.

(Images: 360Cities

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