At each site where we work, we record the habitat using a GigaPan robot. Since 2008, I've been part of the Fine Fellows group testing and experimenting with uses of the GigaPan. This remarkable piece of equipment consists of three parts: 1) A robotic camera mount for capturing very high-resolution (gigapixel and up) panoramic images using a standard digital camera; 2) software for constructing very high-resolution gigapixel panoramas; and 3) the website for exploring, sharing and commenting on gigapixel panoramas and the detail users will discover within them. There is an amazing amount of resolution retained in each panorama - and they really encourage digital exploration of these forests. Explore this gallery of more than 100 high-resolution GigaPans from within the ACG - from sea level to 1,500m!
In the city of Guelph, I have been taking a weekly 360 panorama in one of the University of Guelph's woodlots (the Dairy Bush) for 5 years - explore the gallery of the more than 260 panoramas here.