The Gigapxl Project



The Gigapxl Project is a fascinating ultra high-definition photographic look at America. Defining the upper limits of large-format photography, digital scanning and image processing, custom-built Gigapxl cameras capture images with truly unprecedented resolution.

According to the Gigapxl Project, it would take a video wall of 10,000 television screens or 600 prints from a professional digital SLR camera to capture as much information as that contained in a single Gigapxl exposure.

The Project’s near-term goal is to compile a coast-to-coast Portrait of America; photographing her cities, parks and monuments in exquisite detail.

A longer term goal is to create for future generations a world-wide archive of vanishing cultural and archaeological sites.

Check out a sampling of the pictures taken for the Gigapxl Project including:

(Via Digg)

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