London 360-Degree Panorama
It is a unique portrait of London, a dizzying panorama of our capital city captured in unparalleled detail.
A newly published 360-degree image of London takes the crown as the largest, highest-resolution panoramic photo in the world.
The image of London has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels.
It is so detailed that the photographers even had to censor one image which they described as ‘naughty’ - but they have not told users where the image was found or what it was.
The 80-gigapixel panoramic photo is so detailed that users can even zoom in on the clock face at Westminster to read the time almost 1.5 miles away
The hugely detailed photo is at such a high resolution that individuals can be picked from across the city
This new London gigapixel image, if printed at normal photographic resolution, would be 115 feet long and 56 feet high.
Shot by photographer Jeffrey Martin over a period of three days from the top of the Centre Point building at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, the image reveals the highest-resolution view of any city that has ever been captured.
From this vantage point - 36 stories up in the air - an astonishing number of landmarks, houses, skyscrapers, shops, offices, and streets are visible.
Countless people at street level are observable, as well as thousands of windows, many of which reveal glimpses of life inside. The faces of any identifiable children were also blurred too.
Previous attempts at world record gigapixels include a 26-gigapixel image of Paris, a 70-gigapixel image of Budapest, a 26-gigapixel image of Dresden, and Martin's previous record holder from 2009, an 18-gigapixel spherical image of Prague.
A couple can be seen stopping for a cup of coffee on the street, unaware they being photographed from up to two miles away, left, while viewers are able to zoom into office blocks across the city
Individual faces can be seen enjoying the view in the London Eye on the South Bank, left and viewers can even zoom up on the window of apartments, right
Martin, a panoramic photographer and the Founder of 360Cities.net, created the London gigapixel image from 7886 high-resolution individual photos taken from the Centre Point building.
These thousands of photos were then stitched together as one single image on a powerful Fujitsu CELSIUS computer.
See the image at 360cities.net/london.
The panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London this summer