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BMW 3 Series GT spotted in 320 Gigapixel Bird’s-eye view of London


Three photographers, Jeffrey Martin, Holger Schulze and Tom Mills have created an image which will let you see the city of London in a never before way. They have created an image which if printed, will be as big as the Buckingham Palace itself. We have managed to spot a few cars, including a BMW 3 Series GT, can you find more?

bmw 3 series gt shot from london 360 view - rushlaneThese 3 photographers representing worked over a period of 3 days to shoot a total of 48,640 hi-res images using the Canon EOS 7D cameras with EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters driven by special Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama heads from the Clauss company in Germany. The reason these images were clicked is to celebrate the remarkable year 2012, which saw London City hosting the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

All these close to 50k images were then processed into 1 big image using a supercomputer. It took 3 months in processing all these images. Finally the view was revealed for public earlier today. If you can print the image in 2D, the photo would be 98 meters long (323 feet) and 23 meters high (77 feet). Compared to an image clicked by iPhone 4, this will be 60,000 bigger. The images were clicked from the 29th floor of BT Tower, the tenth largest building in Britain. This interactive picture offers the taste of London city life at the click and scroll of your computer’s mouse. The image is also compatible with some mobile devices. You can scroll and see crystal clear images to the point that the license plates of car’s captured are also visible.


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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