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Norman Shapiro

Fashion Mall

Reinhard Schmolze

Virtual Virtual Reality

Zugspitze, Germany

12 December, 22:06 - 13 December, 2:50

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© 2007 Reinhard Schmolze, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

This panorama from the top of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962 m), was made without having acutally been up there - that's why I called it Virtual Virtual Reality.

Hartmut Katz wrote a program which is able to compute schematic pictures from every point on earth, using the elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm). From the set of pictures he generated with his program, I stitched the virtual panorama. Since the resolution of these data for Europe is three arc seconds (approximately 90 meter), the top of the mountain in the foreground is reduced to a few straight lines, but everything a bit further away is modelled quite clearly.

This program might come in handy, when I have to decide which one of two mountains in a certain area I should climb to get a great view.

And next year we will definately take a trip to the top of the Zugspitze!

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 47° 25' 18" N
Long: 10° 59' 6" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Custom-made software, Apple QuicktimeVR Authoring Studio
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