November 19, 2004

Ooooooh, shiny!

World's largest digital image.

Trust us — it's way bigger than this reduced image.

World's largest digital image
[Image: TNO]

The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO has produced the largest digital panoramic photo in the world. So, what do we mean by large? After all, modern consumer cameras can easily take a picture with 5 million pixels. Well, we are talking about a photo of completely different dimensions. One with 2.5 billion pixels – that’s 500 times more pixels. If this photo were printed, it would measure 6.67 m by 2.67 m (300 dpi). [That's something like 21 ft x 9 ft for you non-metric types.] The photograph shows Delft and its surroundings in the autumn of 2004. It was taken the top of the Electrical Engineering faculty of Delft University, at a height of about 100 m, by TNO.

To see the full image, go here. Then zoom in all the way, and prepare to be amazed by the level of detail you'll see. Make sure to check out these details, especially the artifacts.

You can find more info on the image here.

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Posted by Magpie at November 19, 2004 12:03 AM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |

I would guess this is the world's biggest non-classified photograph. NASA/NSA/CIA/Military Intel has satellite photo capability that can read the time on someone's watch from space... or so 'they' say.

Posted by: Tabs at November 19, 2004 10:23 AM