Thursday, July 7, 2011
GigaPan Magazine Features Panoramas of Civil War SitesArmchair historians can interactively explore nine panoramas of Civil War sites, including the July 1-3, 1863, battle at Gettysburg in this month’s issue of GigaPan Magazine, http://gigapanmagazine.org/, an online publication of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute.
Viewers of the panoramas can survey the Cemetery Hill and Cavalry East battlefields, browse through the galleries of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa., and visit the restored graves of African-American soldiers in Columbia, Pa., among other sites.
The large, high-resolution images were created using GigaPan technology developed by the CREATE Lab and NASA. They were produced for the Civil War Trails project, www.pacivilwartrails.com, a collaborative initiative between the National Civil War Museum, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Carnegie Mellon. The magazine’s collection of panoramas was guest-edited by Laura Tomokiyo, a project scientist in the Robotics Institute.
Read more: http://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2011/July/july6_civilwargigapans.shtml