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President of Russia V. V. Putin handed AirPano the Grant Certificate from the RGS
On 30th of April President of Russia V. V. Putin handed Sergei Semenov, the representative of AirPano team, the Grant Certificate from the Russian Geographic Society (RGS)...
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"International Panorama" article about AirPano in NG Russia
Publication in Digital SLR Photography
There was a publication about AirPano project in the March issue of Digital SLR Photography magazine.
Half of million visits to our site yesterday
11th of January 2013 Google Analitycs counter showed 512 283 visits to our website. It's the first time when we have the half of million visits for one day.
Mount Everest has been photographed from record height
Our photographer Ivan Roslyakov went up to 7100 meters (23294 feet) in a helicopter. This is an absolute record for rescue helicopters in Nepal. In order to make the flight, a pilot even sacrificed Ivan's oxygen tank. Despite the life-threatening conditions, the photographer managed to shoot several aerial panoramas of Mount Everest from unique angles.
7 million views in one year!
To everyone's surprise, a humorous panoramic photo shot by Sergei Semyonov in front of a window of a 37 floor Millennium Hotel in New York (7 million views) left behind our most popular and unique panorama shots in the skies above the pyramids of Egypt (3 million views) and Taj Mahal (2 million views)...Read more ››
AirPano - the laureate of the competition “Runet Award 2012”
The laureates of people choice award of Runet 2012 were announced on the 21st of November during their official award ceremony. The projects AirPano, Yarmarka Masterov, This is Horosho and Warface were awarded 4 kilogram statues covered with gold. Thank you so much to everyone who was voting for us during the November 2012!
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Special edition of National Geographic Russia
Mike Reyfman's panorama of Bryce Canyon, made under AirPano project, was published on exclusive insert of National Geographic Russia special issue - Best Photos of 2012. Our congrats!Read more ››
Shooting Turkish hotels from air – a large AirPano project
At the end of September AirPano team finished a huge project. We completed aerial photographs of hotels located on the shoreline of Antalya, Turkey.
Within a month of a fieldwork we accomplished the task that seemed impossible two years ago: we took aerial photographs of over 300 hotels. In addition to that we created spherical aerial panoramas of 188 of them!
In the nearest future Russian tourists will have an opportunity to choose their vacation destination by looking at hotels from unconventional angles on the website of one of the larges Russian travel agencies.
AirPano – Flying over the world’s wonders
Sergey Semenov will bring a talk about the AirPano project on the Cologne 2012 IVRPA Conference in Germany. You can read details about conference here.
Feature in German GEO magazine iPad application
German GEO magazine launched a new iPad application dedicated to New York City. The application features our spherical panorama of Manhattan shot back in 2007.
AirPano at the North Pole
Our colleague Andrey Ershov reached the North Pole with the arctic expedition on board of "50 Let Pobedy" (50th Anniversary of Victory), the most powerful ice breaker ship in the world. Of course, he photographed it, and so from now there is a North Pole on the AirPano's map. Virtual tour of the trip will be ready within 2 months.
AirPano team conquers the stratosphere
With the help of our colleague Denis Netwind Efremov AirPano conquered the near space by reaching the stratosphere.This was an amazing adventure. Although we are still going through the footage, it is obvious that we managed to create a spherical panorama of the Earth from a height of 30 kilometers.
Sergey Semenov talked about the AirPano project at NYC2012
Today, on June 13, Sergey Semenov talked about the AirPano project at NYC2012 - the International Panoramic Photography Conference. Our team is currently flying all over the world's wonders shooting airborne panoramas. AirPano is a noncommercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas creation. Our mission is to show the beauty of the world from the air to all people in a way they never seen before. Sergey told about our recent achivements: we have made aerial virtual tours over the most famous wonders, landmarks and cities from different places around the world: Pyramids of Egypt, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Iguassu Falls, Victoria Falls, Easter Island, Grand Canyon, Kremlin, Angel Falls, Yellowstone, New York, Dubai, Neuschwanstein Castle, Sydney Opera House, San Francisco Bay, Hong Kong Harbor etc. totaling more than 500 panoramas around 100 places shot from helicopters, light jets, dirigibles, air balloons and radio-controlled helicopter models.
Triumph in the Contest "Epson International Pano Awards 2012"
AirPano took part in the international contest of panoramic photography Epson International Pano Awards 2011 http://www.thepanoawards.com/. Sergey Semenov took the first prizes in category Architecture as well as the second and the third prizes in category Spherical Panoramas with the total award amount about $8500. Besides, Sergey took the contest's Grand Prix and became a honorary title of Major Amateur Winner. Last year Oleg Gaponyuk became a title of Major Open Winner and AirPano team took 1-st, 2-nd and 3-rd places in different categories.