This image is the largest spherical panorama in the world as of Dec. 2009.
This is a super high resolution photo. Use your mouse to zoom in and see a startling level of detail. This image is currently (as of 12/2009) the largest spherical panoramic photo in the world. It is 192,000 pixels wide and 96,000 pixels tall. That’s 18.4 billion pixels, or 18.4 gigapixels! When it’s printed, it will be 16 meters (53 feet) long at regular photographic quality (300dpi). It was shot in early October 2009 from the top of the Zizkov TV Tower in Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with Prague 3 town hall. A digital SLR camera and a 200mm lens were used. Hundreds of shots were shot over a few hours; these shots were then stitched together on a computer over the following few weeks.
Read more about how this panorama was created on our blog here. If we don't answer all your questions, please leave a comment and we'll try to answer it later!
The treasure hunt for $1000 is now over and we have a winner. You can still play it just for fun, though. We released 30 clues and your goal is to find them in the image.
If you want to check your answers, here the correct ones:
360Cities is dedicated to promoting geo-referenced, VR panorama photography and VR photographers around the world. We currently have the world's largest collection of high-resolution spherical panoramic photography on the web - made by many of the world's most talented panoramic photographers.
If you are a photographer and you want to publish your own panoramas on 360Cities, you can join us.Sign up for 360Cities
Jeffrey Martin is an obsessive panoramic photographer who lives in Prague and is the Founder of 360Cities.net. If you would like us to create a large gigapixel panorama like the one you see here, please contact 360Cities.
This image is available for printing or licensing for both personal and commercial usage.
Prints: You can buy this print in any size, from postcard up to 19 meters long at photographic quality -- or even larger if desired. Please contact us.
Licensing: This 360 panoramic image can be licensed in either “flat” (print) or “interactive” format for web, publication, billboard, TV, or film post-production VFX.
We are also able to create images similar to this one in size and quality as commissioned work. Please contact us for more details.Contact us