And finally, Pretoria
See if you can spot the Union Buildings, Loftus Versfeld and even the Voortrekker Monument in the final part of our gigapan trilogy. Remember to zoom and to click on the FULL SCREEN function on the extreme right of the navigation bar on the photo.
And now for Egoli
Here is part two of our series of high definition gigapans of South African cities
Enjoy Johannesburg - and remember to zoom!
We know how much go! readers enjoy photos and seeing new and exciting places. Well, now you can explore the first of our new series of hyper definition, interactive photos. We kick off with Cape Town, but we're working on similar pictures of Johannesburg and Pretoria, so watch this space. - the web team
What is it? The picture below, taken from the Devil's Peak side, might look like an ordinary picture, but only until you use your mouse to scroll around. With the easy navigation keys, you can scroll right or left, up and down and zoom all the way into the photo.
How does it work? Clever technology and patience. The photo above in fact consists of 1500 individual images. These images are then "tiled" together in a picture frame. If you think your holiday snaps of 5 MegaPixels are big - this photo is 5690 MegaPixels (or 5.7 GigaPixels). That's why it's called a Gigapan.
Listen to this: If you were to lay all the images contained in one Gigapan out next to one another rather than compress them into one high definition picture, you would have an image of 50 m x 10 m.