VR panoramas, sometimes called Immersive Photography, can be defined as 360º panoramic imagery displayed in a viewer, allowing you to interactively pan around, looking in different directions. Think of Google Streetview and imagine you're inside a sphere looking outward a full 180º x 360º with zoom in/out capabilities from an aerial platform designed by SkyPan.
Dusk 360s were invented by SkyPan in 2012. Thanks to technical achievements in optics, sensors & stabilizers we are able to produce "Hero" panoramics at dusk using our specially built robots. We define dusk as the 4 minute time window when ambient sky light matches the exposure of interior building lights - occurring 20 minutes after sunset. Please read the FAQ section to understand limitations of dusk.
Gigapan refers to the technology of layering rows and columns of Raw digital images in order to offer high-resolution gigapixel images within one seamless panoramic photograph. Exploring & viewing gigapans includes extreme detail and the ability to print oversize murals up to 50' long or more.
Cylindrical Panoramics represent original SkyPan film projects that cover complete 360º views using aerial mount systems
built by SkyPan for use from cranes, robots, manned helicopters and fixed buildings. As flattened 2D files you'll find the same compass direction repeated at both ends with descriptions per specific development needs like site positioning.
These straight up videos were commissioned by Skydeck at the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) to represent dramatic comparisons matching the observation height of the 1400' tower over different Chicago locations. Utilizing SkyPan technologies matched with proGoogleEarth imagery we produced 6 aerial "vertical" videos beginning at 5' and zooming up to 103 floors.