Panoramic Globes: Rapid HD Visualisation of Place and Space

By February 5, 2010 One Comment

Old school readers will be familiar with the movie below, but with over 1400 posts some of our favourite movies have got lost and the following is one of them:

Panoramic London Churches – HD from digitalurban on Vimeo.

Amazingly easy to make it lead on to the following Worlds within Worlds clip:

Worlds within Worlds: Using Panoramas for Sense of Location and Place from digitalurban on Vimeo.

In short, embedding panoramas in a x/y/z space allows movies to be created where the camera automatically pans around a scene, it can be done in any 3D software.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

One Comment

  • Anonymous says:

    I find these dramatically distorted fish-eye views uncongenial. The view is very unlike that provided by being there. A much better visualization is, for example, the Apple 360 deg viewer.