Thursday 25 March 2010

WallScope: Interactive gigapixel display

Students at the University of Tromso in Norway have created a larger than life interactive display wall using 28 projectors, creating a  22 megapixel, display. Interaction with the display simply involves placing your hands in front of it. I really dig the snapping fingers zoom in and out gesture, though.

This video shows how to navigate a 13.3 gigapixel image of Tromsø, Norway on the 22 megapixel display wall, using a custom, camera-based multi-touch interface and a custom system for high-performance navigation and visualization of high-resolution data sets.

The images here, are by photographer Eirik Helland Urke, gigapix.

Gigapixel images are great, but navigating them on a regular sized display through a slow web browser isn't such a great experience, you may also need be patient when viewing the video.
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