London Gigapixel – Special Thanks

I will update this post in the next few days. Stay tuned. For now, Here are my first few thank-yous:

First, I want to thank Gerardo, our lead developer at When it rains it pours – we have had the Google Earth release just last Friday, and then the London Gigapixel release today. On top of that, he is a brand new father. He has done an awesome job at getting everything in order, and doing it right. Thanks Gerardo!

I’d also like to thank Tom Mills, photographer and friend, based in Camden Town, London, who assisted me on this three-day shoot. He was a big help in keeping things organized, and keeping me from starving to death while perched on top of Centre Point!

Next, we would like to thank Fujitsu Technology Solutions for providing the great hardware we used to help to make this image. This panoramic photo was stitched on a Fujitsu CELSIUS workstation comprising dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a 4GB graphics card. Using this excellent workstation allowed this record-breaking photo to be created a few weeks faster than would have been possible on any other available PC. You can read more about our great experience using the CELSIUS workstation on Fujitsu’s blog.

A big thanks to Alexandre Jenny, the Founder/CEO of Kolor, makers of Autopano Giga. Alexandre provided a lot of advice about how to use Autopano Giga, and he certainly saved me from pulling my hair out a few times. Stitching thousands of images at once has become so much easier in the last year or two, but it’s still pretty serious business. Thanks to Alexandre, it was even easier.

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