A 360 virtual tour of the ruins of Leptis Magna

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National Geographic has just published a new virtual tour of the ruins of Leptis Magna, available on iPads.

This virtual tour allows you to explore the ruins of Leptis Magna, one of Libya’s ancient Roman cities, a place that is very hard to visit, just like you were standing there.

Corey Jaskolski is an engineer, specializing in creating technologies for some of the most challenging environments on Earth. He is currently developing new imaging solutions to help National Geographic explorers—and others—capture imagery that lets us all see the world in new ways. He took part in the exploration of the wreck of the Titanic. To realize this project in Lybia, he developped a motorized system (similar to the products we offer) in order to automate the process.

It took only 12 minutes to shoot hundreds of photographs.

Thanks to the Gyrometer of the iPad, you can explore the ruins with an amazing realism and discover the entire city. According to Corey Jaskolski this kind of project gives a new dimension in photography. These new type of virtual images are particularly powerful in a world where we’re inundated with photographs. It creates more impact and interest in addition to give to people at large the opportunity to discover places that are almost unaccessible.

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  • ian | Feb 16, 2013 at 22 h 43 min

    its so wonderful

  • ian | Feb 16, 2013 at 23 h 09 min

    the Panorama had Ghosts in it!!

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