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GigaLinc: GigaPixel Photography Exhibit

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 — 1:10pm PDT
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GigaLinc photography exhibition at the Shangri-La Vancouver. This free showcase is open to the public and will feature large-scale panoramic images captured with the help of the GigaPan apparatus.

Photo by Ronnie Miranda First game at the renovated BC Place.
The image is made up of 600 photos (30 across by 20 down) stitched together and taken over a 40-minute span. The final hi-res file is 100,127 X 48,377 pixels or 4,843 megapixels.

Ronnie also created this timelapse of the BC Place grand re-opening event. Watch for the roof to open.

What GigaLinc Photography Exhibit.
When Thursday, October 13 to Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Where Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver, Blue Moon Theatre,1128 West Georgia, Vancouver

From the organizers: GigaLinc is an exhibition that allows participants to interactively explore large-scale panoramic images. Gigapixel images (100 times the information captured by a 10 megapixel digital camera) are digitally projected onto a large screen that allows viewers to navigate and explore the image in detail using Kinect-based hand-gestures, zooming in and out of areas of particular interest. Surround-sound adds to the multi-sensory experience. GigaLinc was developed by Samuel Cox for his Master’s degree in Digital Imaging and Photography at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Massive screens will display images captured using GigaPixel technology and the exhibit will include the Stanley Cup Game 7 crowd photo that has millions of online views to date. The instrument itself allows you to attach your camera (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, pocket camera, SLR etc.) and does all the panning work for you.

John Biehler had the chance to play with a GigaPan a few month ago and he took some great panoramic shots of the city from West Vancouver (click below to zoom-in and get the full effect).

Beautiful day to be shooting a Gigapan in PoCo Trying the Gigapan again from the Lonsdale Quay sign tower
John Biehler’s GigaPan in action with his camera.

Photo credit: John Biehler

In honour of this exhibit Ronnie Miranda, CEO of Active Computer Services and, is offering up a GigaPan EPIC 100 to one of my readers. This instrument, a $449 value, will help you capture amazing panoramic images with your camera. I gave away a GigaPan last January so if you didn’t win then, here’s how you can try again:

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I entered to win a GigaPan EPIC panorama photo instrument from @activecomp & @Miss604

I will randomly draw one winner at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Update The winner is Andrew S!

Related posts: Gigapixel Fairview: Day, Night, Dusk, Gigapixel Time-Lapse of Vancouver, GigaPan Epic Giveaway (now closed), Vancouver Video Collection, Canucks Fan Time-Lapse, Vancouver Time-Lapse Videos.

Related products: GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount

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  1. Tara says:

    Oh how I would LOOOOVE this. Pick me, pick me pleeeease!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These take awesome pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Much better than the camera I have now…Would love to win something like this!!!

  3. Mola says:

    I’ve never won any of the contests here: this would seem a good opportunity to break the pattern!

  4. Catherine says:

    That sounds like it’d be nice to have!

  5. Erin says:

    This would be such an awesome instrument to have around VanCity!

  6. Hora says:

    My favourite gigapixel image is of Prague:

  7. Lauren says:

    You could take a lot of really cool pics with that camera!

  8. Hey folks, sorry, the GigaPan is not a camera. It’s an instrument to which you attach your camera. I’ll clarify in the post above.

  9. Colin says:

    Used to do ipix virtual tour images back in the day. These are so much better!

    I’d love to get a chance to take some epic panoramas with this equipment!

  10. Ronan says:

    If I won a GigaPan EPIC 100 I’d produce a series of images showcasing Vancouver. Coal Harbour, False Creek, Grouse Mountain… maybe even Squamish and Whistler too!!

  11. Anthony says:

    What better place to use a GigaPan than BC?

  12. Trust me, Miss604 readers, you want one of these GigaPan devices. No matter what type of a photographer you are or what type of camera you have, you will love shooting, processing,and posting these images. In this day of instant gratification with digital photography, gigapixel images are worth the wait. In fact, the wait is half the fun. I’ve had a GigaPan Epic 100 for over a year now and posted hundreds of panoramas all over the web. With an 8 Megapixel Canon Powershot camera I bought in 2005, I have created immersive experiences from everywhere I’ve been in the last year in a half. Those experiences can be found at (GigaView360), Google Earth, (GigaView), and Bing Maps (just look at Portland, OR, most are mine). Grand Canyon GigaView, my gigapixel virtual tour by river for Google Earth and Bing Maps has been explored by half a million people online ( and subjected my GigaPan robot to tremendous wear, but it keeps on ticking. I’ve dropped it on sandstone, had wind blow down my tripod, and soaked it with water that is too thick with sediment to drink and too thin to plow, but it keeps on ticking. The GigaPan Epic 100 is one tough & versatile device that will open up a whole new world of photography to you. GigaPixel is really a brand new medium and the sooner you get involved the more satisfied you will be. Follow my tweets on the subject @GigaView360.

    Many thanks to Ronnie Miranda and Sam Cox for their efforts at bringing this new medium to the people and for the stunning experiences they’ve enabled here with the GigaLinc project. Miss 604, as beat up as my robot is, I’d prefer not to be chosen for a new one. Let someone else starting having as much fun as I have with it. Go, go GigaPixel!

  13. Rob says:

    I would love to win one!!

  14. maria says:

    Looks like an amazing camera!

  15. Kirby says:

    Looking forward to winning this!

  16. Deena says:

    Amazing prize!!! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ianiv says:

    I’d love to have one of those.

  18. Kevin says:

    Ohh! This would be AWESOME!

  19. Kevin says:

    Sickest contest giveaway to date so far Rebecca!!

  20. Stv. says:

    Oh. Totally want one of those.

  21. Colleen says:

    What a great give away….I don’t own a real camera, just the one on my phone. Thanks @miss604

  22. Harvey says:

    Wow that would be awesome!

  23. Paul says:

    oooooooo GigaPan me please!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Jaegen says:

    Pick me!

  25. Jarrah says:

    I’ve been trying to get more creative with my photography and having a tool like this would be amazing!

  26. This device would be amazing when I travel!!

    It would go to such good use! It would make my already good images look even better!

  27. Elaine says:

    Would love to have on of these cameras!

  28. Natalie says:

    Oh man that would be so awesome to win! I’m sure my other photog friends would be lining up to try it!

  29. Space Centre says:

    We could put that to work!

  30. Alexei White says:

    Can’t wait to unwrap my new camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. James says:

    Pick me please!!

  32. Puck says:

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted one of these. Pretty sure my life would be complete. I’ll cross my fingers!

  33. bc says:

    I need one of these!
    I love taking panoramic photos, and this plus my SLR will be so much better than panos with my iPhone ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. lindsay says:

    This would be a great addition to my camera gear – I’m always struggled with panoramic photos

  35. Mae says:

    I would LOVE this opportunity! Imagine how clear the prints would be at any enlargement! WOW!

  36. chaminda says:

    Please pick me….this is the best offer ever….excited beyond words.

  37. Anthony says:

    This is seriously cool. I often climb mountains just to take panoramas but this would make the images incredible! I want one soooo bad. Anthony.

  38. Lloyd says:

    What a great prize.

  39. Bialey says:

    Oh how i wish i had this when i was on Santorini!! it would have been perfect! I guess better late then never right?! Such a great prize! Thanks!

  40. Arshad says:

    This looks fantastic! Want!

  41. A.J. says:

    This is a really neat device for taking panoramas. And Vancouver is a great place to use it!

    Good contest!

  42. Renfrew says:

    This would be so much fun to use.

  43. Charles says:

    That is super rad!

  44. jeanie says:

    this would be awesome! there’s so many local places i’d love to use this for! =D

  45. Toby says:

    this looks amazing! we could take some great panorama pictures of our green roof!

  46. Jean-Paul Faubert says:

    Would love this and see what the students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design would do with it.

  47. Joey says:

    That’s so cool. I would like to win!

  48. liz says:

    Totall awesome prize I tried last time and have been tweeting about it ever since!

  49. Jeremy says:

    What a great tool for photography, I’d love it!

  50. luc says:

    My own GigaPan for my birthday!

  51. Jim says:

    this device looks amazing! I want one please ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Pat says:

    Neat! I should check this exhibit out!

  53. Jen says:

    I would love to win…. panorama pictures are great ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Jenny L. says:

    Amazing piece of equipment! I would love to win one!

  55. Brenda says:


  56. Gladys says:

    What a nifty tool to have, especially when going on vacation. Would be awesome!

  57. Ryan says:

    I`d love to to win this!

  58. Andrew S says:

    Great prize. Love to have a Gigapan.

  59. lindsay says:

    All my husband ever does on vacations is take panoramic shots…nothing of us ๐Ÿ˜‰ he’d love this!!

  60. David says:

    I’ll take one, thank you. Meanwhile, I’ll keep swiveling my head.

  61. Chris Slater says:

    I would love this camera! I would take EPIC shots with it!

  62. Greg says:

    Why, I’d love a gigapan! Thanks for asking. ๐Ÿ˜›

  63. Derek says:

    Didn’t win it the last time, fingers crossed for this time giggity giggity yeah

  64. Cliff says:

    That would be so cool to have!

  65. Brenda says:

    Wow, what a great prize!

  66. Greg L. says:

    Awesome camera tool!

  67. Omar says:

    Cool – pick me! pick me!

  68. Jeff says:

    I’ve actually recently taken to hiking and bought a camera so I could take pictures. Would love to use this.

  69. Donna L says:

    I’d love to get better at photography. What an amazing toy!

  70. Ray says:

    i wanna win this soooooooooooooooo bad!

  71. Grace M says:

    ive seen this giveaway before but I didnt win ahhhhhh. Please pick me again this time though!!!!!!!!! I would treat this as my baby!

  72. Ken says:

    Very cool!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. Dave K. says:

    I’d enjoy using this tool on my photographic explorations of our Province.

  74. Bill says:

    I’d love to win one of these for panoramas!

  75. Bella C says:

    WOW! … would be pretty cool to have something like this to play with! … where better than the great 604 to use this fancy contraption!

  76. Risa Shearer says:

    I have a friend who is an amazing photographer. I’d give it to her for taking pictures of my kids when they where babies even though she mostly does weddings and for being a great neighbour. her site is
    or is it .ca/ either way…

  77. Katie says:

    This would be an amazing prize

  78. Evelien says:

    I’d love to give this to my brother. He’s an avid photographer and he would surely make good use of this.

  79. Vincent says:


  80. Sherry says:

    This would be amazing to win…..what would I try first?

  81. Michelle W. says:

    Looks great! I wish the hours of the exhibit were longer. I don’t think I can make it during working hours!

  82. Iain says:

    Wow, I just found my the first item on my Christmas wishlist.

  83. Tracy says:

    those pictures look amazing! Would love to win ๐Ÿ˜€

  84. beantownpano says:

    It floors me that photographers are embedding the gigapan viewer. It is such an awful way to present your great work. KRPano and Photosynth are infinitely better – please, please let people experience these photos with one of those modern solutions.

  85. Mae says:

    Oooohhhhhhh I WANT! Great giveaway.

  86. Pavel says:

    Going to visit the exhibit! thx

  87. Priscilla says:

    This would be awesome to win! Please pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. T.C. says:

    I would be thrilled if I can win this awesome prize. Thanks for this contest!

  89. Vanessa says:

    This is a pretty awesome prize!

  90. Christine says:

    This would be amazing to win!

  91. Cheryl says:

    This looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with. So many possibilities!

  92. lindawwww says:

    Awesome photos. I would love to win.

  93. Selena says:

    I wanna win a Giga-pan!

  94. Anne says:

    Wow – this is a great prize!

  95. Ceci says:

    Awesome prize, would love to win it!!

  96. tania says:

    The picture look amazing!

  97. rino says:

    what awesome photos!

  98. Parker says:

    I’ve been trying to take more photos of my favourite parts of Vancouver over the years, to see how places evolve. This would be a fabulous addition to my camera!!

  99. Leslie R. says:

    that would be awesome to win!

  100. Curtis M. says:


  101. Richard says:

    Would be EPIC!

  102. vishy says:

    Would love to win this for a good friend of mine.

  103. Vince S says:

    Very nice prize – have fun with this!

  104. Britt says:

    This is a fantastic prize! I just purchased a DSLR. I can’t wait to capture beautiful BC shots.

  105. Ian Y says:

    Omggggg please please pleaseee send this one to me!

  106. Ben says:

    yah for contests! even bigger yah for free camera gear!

  107. ally says:

    Wow, great prize. I would love to win.

  108. Amelia says:

    Been editing tons of panoramic photos these days, I’d love to give it a try!

  109. Scott says:

    I wish I had won this before I rode around Alaska for three weeks. Looks like a great product. Would love to use it.

  110. Peta says:

    Wanna win! Thank you:-)

  111. Karen says:

    As an architecture junkie, this looks like an amazing tool for architectural photography!

  112. Duncan Stephen says:

    Great prize. Fingers crossed!

  113. Alex says:

    This is would be very cool!

  114. Matthew Magi says:

    That is awesome, would love to play with one of those…thanks for the great giveaway. I also retweeted.

  115. Rob says:

    This would be so cool to have, would love a chance to win!

  116. Harvey says:

    This would be a lot of fun. Great contest! Good luck everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Ashley says:

    I would loveto win this amazing device! I’m sure it would help me further explore my passion for photography. pick me! pick me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  118. I love panaramas! Excited indeed! ~

  119. Serena Debolt says:

    What an amazing instrument, would be great for my photos of rivers and lakes!

  120. Stephen Kershaw says:

    I would love to get my hand on one of these. Amazing!

  121. Roselle_E says:

    Great medium/tool to enhance photos and sounds like a great exhibit!

  122. AC says:

    I plan to do lots of traveling in the next while, so this would be wonderful.

  123. Teresa says:

    Would love to win this!

  124. Andy says:

    Great Prize!

  125. tim says:

    that is too cool!

  126. Paul says:

    Cool photos

  127. ammyyy says:

    I love panoramas!

  128. Daniel says:

    if you want to see massive Gigapixel images in professional high quality, you can have a look here: or here or… lots of Gigapixel images more to look at…
    (all images are hand made without a robot for better quality)

  129. DarrenG says:

    So many pictures I want to capture with one of these beauties!

  130. Fabulous camera. Please let me win.

  131. Grace says:

    Wow, this is so cool!

  132. Tooth Fairy says:

    Thanks for this sweet chance to capture Panoramic Views!
    tweet @toothfairycyber

  133. Vanessa Rossi says:

    I’ve been dreaming with this since I first heard of it. Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  134. A.L. says:

    Cool prize, wanting to win it!

  135. Tamara says:

    I have been planning the composition of a photo I want to shoot for my first home. It’s all based in the awesome feeling that the BC forests give me when I stand in them. I’d love this device to help me capture a panoramic view so I could have this shot. I want to have a canvas made for my home.

  136. Jenn says:

    Wow, that’s really cool!

  137. AC07-NW says:

    i’m dreaming to have this kind of instrument!

  138. B says:

    It will beating trying to take pieces of pictures and stitch them together.

  139. Jamie says:

    Cool, gonna try to catch this on Thursday.

  140. Al says:

    Nice, this is really cool.

  141. Jenn says:


  142. Cyndi says:

    I just bought a new camera over the summer, gtting better slowly – this would make my pics so much nicer!

  143. Sharon says:

    My daughter in on her high school yearbook committee and is really taking in interest in photography. I’d love to share this prize with her!

  144. TylerIngram says:

    I would do some Gigapan photos of Whistler village I think! Also from here in White Rock too!

  145. Jan says:

    Amazing Giveaway!

  146. Shawn says:

    Fantastic discovery (this page and the gigapixel site)!

    I have been taking panoramic photos for years (some located here: but I have never taken a gigapixel panoramic photo. Usually, mine max out at 40000 x 5600 pixels, which then need to be reduced to 30000 pixel because of the jpeg limitation. My most complex pano to date required 24 images (in HDR – 3 ev settings each) of False Creek at night. This pano took over an hour to complete because of the wait required due to a mandatory dark frame subtraction for every exposure longer than 8 seconds.

    Besides, it would be exceedingly difficult to manually take several hundred photos manually. I’m inspired! I have next week off and I am going to attempt a few gigapixel photos.

    I own Kolor’s Autopan Giga, which is half the battle! Anyone looking for a great photographic autostitcher… this one is one of the best available!

    Thanks for this site!

  147. It sounds great. Nice instrument. Those pictures look wonderful.

  148. Muckymoo says:

    Wow! Great prize, count me in!

  149. Andrew C. says:

    Neat gizmo!

  150. Jouko Vanne says:

    I have a machine at work, but my own would be fine.

  151. chista says:

    this camera looks awesome! great giveaway!

  152. Sharylin says:

    This would take my photography to a whole new fun level! What an awesome gadget! I’m going to try and get down to the exhibit on Friday!

  153. ann says:

    Winning would be awesome! Have always longed for a professional camera!

  154. Kathy says:

    So many people entered this contest! That’s an amazing camera and it seems perfect for vacation shots!

  155. Areta says:

    Here’s my entry!

  156. Sharon says:


  157. Xing says:

    I would definitely love to win this!

  158. Super cool!! Consider me entered!

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