Friday, January 11, 2013

'Spy News from New York' shows off NYC

New York in stunning 360 degree detail — A photographer has created a stunning interactive image of New York, giving a detailed 360 degree tour of Manhattan.

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Sergey Semenov, a Russian, created the image by stitching together thousands of photographs of the city, taken during helicopter tours in 2011.
The interactive graphic has also been "flattened" to create a detailed 2-D image, focused on Central Park and its surrounding skyscrapers.

Mr Semenov won the best amateur award from the International Pano Awards, given out for panoric photographs, for the 2-D image. (more)

Tip: Be sure to click the 'view full screen' link for a spectacular helicopter ride around New York City, without the helicopter.