Take in the majestic view from “Diving Board” in Yosemite National Park. This Gigapixel image (1000s of megapixels) is displayed in the first Gigapixel viewer app available for the Oculus Rift. Use the up and down arrow keys on the Oculus to zoom in or out, using the spacebar to freeze the view for more careful inspection. Use the gyroscope mode to take in a full 360 degree view or look down the 3000 foot plus drop from this precarious location. This image exceeds the acuity of human vision. You can see more detail in this image than you could if you were standing on the “Diving Board” yourself. Due to the detail and ability to zoom into objects of known size, Gigapixel photography can convey the scale of large features (such as Half Dome) in ways that normal resolution images cannot.
This App includes the entire image so you can use it to better understand the location of the monuments when you are in Yosemite where there is no wireless coverage.