Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon hosting first conference to explore scientific use of gigapixel imagery
Date:9/2/2010

PITTSBURGHScientists who are pioneering the use of gigapixel imagery will discuss how they are leveraging this new technology Nov. 11-13 at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University.

The deadline for early conference registration is Sept. 13. To register online and to view the latest program schedule, visit http://gigapixelscience.org/. The conference, sponsored by the Fine Foundation of Pittsburgh, will focus on new technologies for producing electronic images that contain billions of pixels and can be studied interactively in great detail.

Keynote speakers Alan Eustace, Google senior vice president for engineering; Pete Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center; and Mark Bauman, executive vice president of National Geographic Television, will discuss the scientific uses of gigapixel imagery, as well as its potential for educating students and the general public about science. The technology already is being used to create images of everything from a large archaeological dig to a microscopic image of a fly.

For the past three years, the Fine Foundation has sponsored a series of workshops that have trained more than 100 scientists from around the world on the use of one particular imaging system, called GigaPan. Geologists, primatologists, paleontologists, ecologists and scientists from many other disciplines have participated in these workshops and have become pioneers and innovators in the use of gigapixel imagery. Many will be returning to Carnegie Mellon to share their experiences at the November conference.

GigaPan, a combination of a robotic camera mount and a software package, was developed by CMU Associate Professor of Robotics Illah Nourbakhsh's CREATE Lab and the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, with support from Google. The system can take hundreds of photos of a given scene and then electronically stitch the photos into a seamless panorama. Users share these images at the GigaPan website, http://www.gigapan.org, and Google Earth features a GigaPan layer.


'/>"/>

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Neuronal diversity makes a difference, says Carnegie Mellon study
2. Carnegie Mellon researchers turn up brightness on fluorescent probes
3. Carnegie Mellons Yoed Rabin receives grants
4. Carnegie Mellon researchers create fluorescent biosensor to aid in drug development
5. Carnegies Doug Koshland elected to National Academy of Sciences
6. Carnegies Chris Field elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
7. Carnegie Mellon researchers seek to control blood loss
8. Carnegie Mellons Sanna Gaspard named New Face of Engineering
9. Carnegie Mellon first to measure energy released from a virus during infection
10. Carnegie Mellons John Kitchin receives early career award
11. Carnegie Mellons Philip LeDuc discovers new protein function
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2017)... ARLINGTON, Va. , June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a leading developer and supplier of face and ... the ATA Featured Product provider program. ... created an innovative way to monitor a driver,s ... benefit greatly from being able to detect fatigue ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... TEANECK, N.J. , May 16, 2017  Veratad ... leading provider of online age and identity verification solutions, ... the K(NO)W Identity Conference 2017, May 15 thru May ... Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. ... across the globe and in today,s quickly evolving digital ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 The global ... landscape is marked by the presence of several large ... held by five major players - 3M Cogent, NEC ... accounted for nearly 61% of the global military biometric ... in the global military biometrics market boast global presence, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/16/2017)... and OXFORD, England , Aug. ... -based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, and ... Healthcare sectors, have created an exclusive alliance that enables clients ... "For our clients here in ... provides unparalleled access to a diverse population of leadership talent ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 ... ... company pioneering graphene biosensors that accelerate pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics development, announces the launch ... the number of steps needed to gain kinetic binding data for a wide ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Kenall, a leader in ... to stay tightly sealed and perform efficiently for years. The downlights are ideal ... just aren't enough, such as: hospitals; behavioral health facilities; cleanrooms; containment areas; food ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... Now mobile responsive, the new website makes it easy to navigate through the ... Users can now find detailed product information, educational industry content and visit the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: