21 October 2015
One of the cool things about my plan for the GEODE grant from NSF is to put GigaPan imaging systems in the hands of people who will take them to cool places. I purchased five loaner GigaPan rigs, and they have gone out in the field with various people, but I think that the images I will show you today are the coolest we’ve yet produced. All seven of them come from Carol Evenchick, Emeritus Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada. Carol and I met last year at GSA in Vancouver, and made a plan for her to take one of my loaner rigs up to Axel Heiberg Island with her this summer.
Where is that? It’s way, way, way up north in Nunavut, at the latitude of northern Greenland:
(Greenland for scale)
The images are finally posted publicly, and you should check them out. They contain a wonderland of cool geological features:
These images range in size from 1 to 5 gigapixels, and they feature all kinds of fascinating, unvegetated geology: there are sedimentary features, volcanic features, modern fluvial geomorphology, and of course big old glaciers lurking in the background of many shots. Plus there are some nice example of the accommodations when the GSC is on a trip in the high Arctic. There’s a lot to see and think about.
Are you going someplace awesome and wouldn’t mind taking a few GigaPans while you are there? If so, I’d like to loan you one of my GigaPan kits. You can email me with the particulars, or we can talk at GSA in ten more days, perhaps over a beer in the poster hall – just like Carol and I did. Great things come from networking at conferences!