Portland's Google Trusted Photographer

Google Business Panoramas

Google Business Panoramas

Google Business Panoramas

Gigapixel Panoramas

Gigapixel Panoramas

Gigapixel Panoramas

360º Video

360º Video

360º Video

About

About

About

Let GigaView360 put your business on the map...Google Maps!

 

Photographer/Owner, Thomas Hayden, is proud to be certified as part of the new Google Business Photos Program.

 

As Portland's Google-Trusted Photographer, GigaView360 offers Portland's small businesses the opportunity to invite new customers to “Look Inside” their business via beautiful 360° panoramas placed Google Maps/Places.  It's Google's version of the "virtual tour". 

 

GigaView360 captures a series of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photographs and "stitches" them into perfectly lit panoramas that guide online users through your business.  Users can immerse themselves in the experience of your business with fullscreen options and deep zoom resolution.  With the freedom to look around at their leisure, new customers will feel right at home when they stop in.  Business owners can also freely embed these panoramas into their own websites and share their business with the world via all things Google.

 

Google Business Photos program is perfect for almost any business that is open to the public.  GigaView360 requires only a tripod (no additional lighting or setup), can work around your customers, and a photoshoot usually only requires a half hour of your time.  Within 3 business days, your virtual tour will be live on Google Maps.  It's really that simple!   

 

Broad exposure for your business via Google Maps makes GigaView360 a smart move to win Portland's tech-loving customers.  With virtual tours starting at just $200, it's also an easy decision. 

Using the arrow buttons in the panorama below, please explore one of Portland's best: Straight front NY Pizza

Panoramas so massive in size that they are measured NOT in millions of pixels (Mega), but billions (Giga).

 

GigaPixel panoramas are created by shooting hundreds, often thousands, of precisely positioned photos, collectively capturing the panorama over time.  Advanced stitching software is employed to combine the image collection into one very large panorama.

 

Users have the power to zoom deeply into gigapixel images via specially designed viewing applications that update like a digital map to serve each zoom layer on demand.  Accustomed to blurred images at higher zoom levels, the clarity of the image reveal impacts the user at each exploration.  One of big advantages of gigapixel panoramas is the shear volume of information that can provide in one place.  Brands can engage users by “hiding” coupons or educators can embed information graphics.  The interactive user experience potential for this new medium is just beginning to be explored.

 

In collaboration with GigaPixel FanCam of South Africa and RePlay Photos in the US, Gigaview360 has helped create some of the world’s largest and most explored images for the legendary band, U2, and the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.  GigaPixel FanCam images are deeply explorable and fully intergrated with social media.  Fans can zoom into the panorama to find and tag themselves and their friends.  Customized products can then be offered to fans for unique event memorabilia.

Entire Experiences Recorded.  Cameras rolling in every direction combined to show it all.

 

It is the technology GigaView360 is rooted in, and it is clear that 360 degree, interactive VIDEO is the future of the panoramic arts.  As bandwidth becomes more efficient and mobile platforms become ubiquitous, 360 Degree Video has the media world talking.  Major productions are picking up on 360º Video as part of their transmedia package. Car makers are customizing their YouTube channels to deliver branded 360º video content.  Beautiful projects from inventors around the world are winning tweets and updates.

 

GigaView360 has deep contacts with every 360º video content provider/developer in the industry and is collaborating with several of them on its own 360 video solution that promises to significantly reduce client costs.  Regardless of your project’s budget, GigaView360 can guide you to the best solution available to meet your needs.  Got an app in mind? Let’s add a 360 video experience to it.

Please enjoy this 360º ski experience from our friends at yellowBird

GigaView360 immerses users with panoramic imagery.  Specializing in advanced production techniques for  full 360 degree, Spherical Images, deeply explorable, Gigapixel Imagery, and 360 Degree Video,  any experience can be entirely documented and relived online.  Viscerally connecting users to content engages, educates, and entertains. 

 

Business photos (Spherical Images) linked to social media & online mapping portals invite prospective customers to find your business and explore your offerings online so they know your business before they go.  360 Degree Video brings the experience to life, while GigaPixel Photography offers never-before-seen detail. Skillfully combining & applying these new media technologies for client projects is what we do at GigaView360.

GigaView360 was founded by Thomas Hayden after seven years in digital mapping, content production, and marketing advanced imaging products.  Already a veteran of the travel industry as a river guide, adventure travel entrepreneur, and resort marketing pro when first discovering early immersive technologies, Thomas saw an opportunity to continue his guiding career, digitally, through panoramic imagery online.

After helping start up Immersive Video Solutions in Anchorage, AK, in 2006, Thomas joined a project that would become Google StreetView.  Over the next several years working with 360 degree video technology, Thomas collaborated on projects with a number of clients including National Geographic, Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, and Armani. 

In 2009, Thomas “dove” into GigaPixel technology to produce ultra-high resolution still panoramic imagery on a project he funded through a Kickstarter.com campaign.  Grand Canyon GigaView is a gigapixel virtual tour of America’s premier natural attraction via a Colorado River rafting trip available on Google Maps and Bing Maps.  This project has currently been explored by over half a million users on various platforms.  Grand Canyon GigaView, mostly contains Spherical Images and sparked Thomas’ specialization in this aspect of this new art. 

 

Business photos represent the “coming of age” of panoramic imagery.  Linking deeply immersive content to the ubiquitous location-awareness of digital mapping platforms, provides an experience that finally lives up to the term “virtual tourism”.