Grand Canyon GigaView #15 Hance - Red Canyon



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Flash floods from Red Canyon pour rocks and other debris into the Colorado to form Hance Rapid, one of the biggest challenges facing river runners. Grand Canyon GigaView is a new school virtual tour of the Grand Canyon created with a collection of GigaPan images taken on a private rafting trip in April 2010 and geolocated in Google Earth. Explore the journey Search for it here on or dive into the day by day trip report at the link above. Enjoy & please share with your networks! Thanks for your interest in my work. Thomas Hayden
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Date Created 7/26/2010

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TonyErnst Over 1 year ago
I'm loving these. Keep them coming
GigaView Over 1 year ago
Glad you are enjoying the images, Tony. I've just finished uploading all 28 of the panoramas to Photosynth and geotagged them for Bing Maps. Grand Canyon GigaView was inspired by my days as a Google StreetView photographer and my first love of expedition rafting. All of the images were captured with a GigaPan Epic 100, and the project was funded through a campaign.
cascade-lew Over 1 year ago
I met you back in April at REI in Portland. You were demonstrating the Gigaview system. It's great to see you survived the Grand Canyon and hopefully accomplished all you planned on doing.

I just now ran across your stuff because I was browsing around on Bing Maps after getting started using I was just up in the gorge today taking some panorama shots. Then I came home to stitch them together and found photosynth. It looks like there are a lot of other cool tools out there too.

I was about to leave on a trip to Europe when we met. Now I'll have to go through my Europe shots and see if I can photosynth some of them.

GigaView Over 1 year ago
Hi Lew! That was a fun day at REI. Here is one of the shots I took there - The Canyon presented some challenges (especially Lava Falls - - I'm rowing the 3rd boat), but we all came through upright. I wasn't able to shoot nearly as much as I had hoped because there is just so much to do on a trip like that, but there are 28 panoramas in all now on the map.

I discovered that Photosynth was accepting structured panoramas this summer and have moved all of my GigaPan images over to it. In fact, I have all but stopped uploading to, because my main interest is in the context of place that the map provides. The smooth integration of Photosynth's into Bing Maps is a big advantage for me. Send a link when you get some synths up or give me a shout to learn more about what I'm doing with this concept thayden360(at)gmail(dot)com.
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