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The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
156
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36.40 Gigapixels
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16123
Date added
Nov 30, 2010
Date taken
Nov 25, 2010
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I am a real fan of the UK's Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:50000 maps. I own very many of them and am always delighted to have an excuse to get one out and pour over the wonderful details that one can find in them. I also do a bit of computer programming and in the Summer of 2009 I did some research to see if I could combine my love of maps with gigapans and this is the result. At that time I couldn't get permission to make the images public but a while ago OS relaxed their rules ...

For anyone visiting the UK I strongly recommend visiting leisure.ordnancesurvey.co.uk Will open in a new tab or window/. Anyone interested in writing their own applications should check out the very splendid openspace.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/openspace Will open in a new tab or window/.


Gigapan Comments (23)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 21, 2013, 04:30PM )

    Update: for Netherlands see gigapan.com/gigapans/142488 by BigMapFan.

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (January 24, 2012, 08:05PM )

    your snapshot location of the mother-lode for at one rock from Stonehenge can be confirmed via this link: wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm ?lat=51.99183736213471&lon=-4.74310040473938&a mp;gz=17&oz=7&gt=1 Will open in
a new tab or window

  3. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (September 13, 2011, 09:30AM )

    Hi Kilgore Can you ring me on 0117 973 3848 or krbristol@gmail.com Will open in
a new tab or window for a gigortunity!! Keith

  4. David Engle

    David Engle (September 05, 2011, 10:00AM )

    Now, now quite a year later, it has dropped from 7th to 15th, but is still very unusual and still popular.

  5. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (July 07, 2011, 05:52PM )

    Glad you like it Keith. It was a lot of fun making it. Of course, the 1:25000 version will be a challenge )

  6. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (July 06, 2011, 01:14PM )

    Just found this Kilgore. Wonderful. Keith PS. I wanted to buy a house in Nempnet Thrubwell because of the name but then realized that i'd always have to be spelling it to people!!

  7. John De Carteret

    John De Carteret (January 19, 2011, 08:39AM )

    Ah....so the Universe has finally cooled!! You finally got the full UK (not just Scotland) done. Just as impresive as the previous. Sorry, comment might be a bit behind time but I have'nt been around for a while.

  8. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 17, 2011, 02:55AM )

    @ncraig I just came across to this link tinyurl.com/4ov83o2 Will open in
a new tab or window/ in the New York Times. They may have used some sort of special rig.

  9. David Engle

    David Engle (January 11, 2011, 07:42AM )

    This file plus the initial Scotland file, www.gigapan.org/gigapans/26999/ comprise two very unique maps ... nothing like it anywhere .. I'm like odyssey ... where is the geo-code :)

  10. Nathan Craig

    Nathan Craig (January 11, 2011, 07:31AM )

    Ah, I see. Sorry I didn't read more carefully. I read the description but didn't fully comprehend what you had done. Quite an innovative little operation, and a very nice image. I'd love to get images of textiles with this kind of detail. Thanks for explaining the process, sorry I didn't understand from the description above. Regards, Nathan

  11. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 11, 2011, 07:26AM )

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. There were no physical maps involved either. The maps are already digitised and conveniently availble in 200x200 tiles at the OS site mentioned above. So no maps, no cameras, not even any stitching - just a few lines of Python to make the 100GB RAW file. Frankly I am surprised it was selected as part of the curated set, but I'm not complaining :-) I called what I did "cheating" because some people would say that gigapan.org should only host photographs. I used to be of this opinion but I have become more tolerant in my old age and when it dawned on me that I could create a really detailed map of Britain I thought it would be such a fine thing and went for it.

  12. Nathan Craig

    Nathan Craig (January 11, 2011, 07:14AM )

    I see you state that no cameras were involved. Am I to take it that this image was produced by a flatbed scanner? Is that correct? If not, what imaging system did you use? n

  13. Nathan Craig

    Nathan Craig (January 11, 2011, 07:13AM )

    I'm afraid I do not understand your point about "cheating". Can you provide information on the camera mounting, movement system, camera motion type (planar or pivot), and software that you used? Thank you, Nathan

  14. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 11, 2011, 06:42AM )

    @ngraig. You credit me with too much skill. I'm afraid no cameras were involved - the whole thing was done in software i.e. I cheated.

  15. Nathan Craig

    Nathan Craig (January 11, 2011, 06:34AM )

    I am extremely interested in the construction of gigapans of flat objects (maps, textiles, etc). Your wonderful gigapan of this map seems to be surprisingly free of distortion. Can you provide information on the pan head mount and software that you used in making this gigapan? Did you use one of the standard gigapan heads and shoot by pivoting from a central location, or did you construct a rig to move the camera across the map in a controlled planar way? Any indication of how you made this wonderful image would be extremely useful. Regards, Nathan

  16. SAMUEL DAVID SINCLAIR

    SAMUEL DAVID SINCLAIR (December 13, 2010, 10:04AM )

    I would love it, if Google Maps would have this quality. For the next hiking in the UK, I'll take this map. Great

  17. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 04, 2010, 01:55AM )

    Conversations about funny place names have a habit of descending into giggling-behind-the-back-of-the-hand smutty schoolboy humor. My guess is that if you take any two sex-related words and combine them into a place name then you will find somewhere with that name. 'Gropecunt' has to be the most famous example, which although no longer extant due to modern sensibilities, was a common name for what we would now call a 'red light' area. Anyway, enough of all this intellectual hypothesising and high-minded history, let's get down to business! I offer Acock's Green, Bell End, Lickham Bottom and Twatt.

  18. David Engle

    David Engle (December 02, 2010, 08:51AM )

    as requested: www.gigapan.org/conversations/18268 1/

  19. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 02, 2010, 07:43AM )

    My favourite place name is Nempnett Thrubwell. Can you find that? :-)

  20. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (December 01, 2010, 06:46PM )

    I love maps and I love to find interesting place names. Can you find... Assloss, Ayreshire; Bachelors Bump, Essex; Bangers Whistle, Cornwall; Crackpot, Yorkshire; High Cold Knott, Durham; Muckle Flugga, Shetland Island?

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