Trained as a Microbiologist with 15 years experience working with human viruses, I always had a fascination with panoramas and could often be found trying to align a series of film shots on top of mountains as a child.
A few years ago, with the advent of digital cameras, I took up panoramic photography as a hobby, accepting a challenge to create a virtual tour of London in my spare time.
The success of this inspired Panoramic Earth
, which, before the time of Google Maps, would link panoramas to map images. The arrival of Google Maps changed all that, potentially opening up the whole world and making it easy to allow others to upload images too.
A couple of years later, and Panoramic Earth became busy enough to take up on an almost full time basis. Since then I have travelled extensively taking 1000's of panoramas from around the world, adding them to the site.
About Panoramic Earth -
Established since 2005, Panoramic Earth aims to create a virtual tour of the world. More than just an image library, each panorama is accompanied by some description based around the what is it, where is it, why and how should I get there?
question. It is a community site that:
- Any one can add to and promotes 360 panoramas and panoramic photographers.
- Aims to cover the world, providing a useful virtual tour of our amazing planet.
- Be fun and accessible to all.
- Content can be embedded in other sites.