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Al Hadi School in Houston - 360-Degree Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 13, 2009
Date taken
Nov 13, 2009

Leica D-Lux 3


Update: An update from the Houston Chronicle provides a clearer picture of current Government plans for the schools and has been appended to the earlier article which left some needless confusion to arise: www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6717563.html Will open in a new tab or window
Note: When I first U/L this panorama, it was entitled, Fear ! - 360-Degree Panorama, but that title may add to a sense of being a sensationalist, which I am not except to say that if my church was being shut down by the US Government, I would be a bit fearful.

The news is that the Islamic Education Center in Houston is being seized by the US Government because of alledged illegal connections of the Alavi Foundation (from whom the IEC leases their building from) in New York City to the Iranian government.

From the above Houston Chronicle article: IEC serves as a place of worship, celebration, community programs and study, according to the center's Web site. Its premises are occupied by one of Houston's largest Shia mosques and the Al Hadi School of Accelerative Learning, a full-time private Islamic school for kindergarten through 12th grade.

When this panorama was taken, school kids are inside trying to study and are being protected, but I am sure that there is someone connected to this that has fear of what comes next.

This hand-held 360-degree panorama was taken with a Leica D-Lux 3 and was stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher software. Additional details can be found on Stitcher Notes with information there concerning the GigaPan Stitcher run.

Note: This panorama can be seen in Google Earth as a curved panorama on a curved surface by clicking the link, View in Google Earth (assuming that you have Google Earth installed on your computer).

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 81 megapixels (20490 x 3965 pixels)
Input images: 17 (17 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 69.7 degrees high (top=35.4, bottom=-34.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 2376x4224 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-11-13 12:02:51 - 2009-11-13 12:04:02
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 32.7 to 65.7 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:51 (0:24 per picture)
Alignment: 0:23, Projection: 1:09, Blending: 5:18

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