“National Geographic Magazine is partnering with Microsoft to bring Stonehenge to life using the super cool PhotoSynth tool. The idea was to take a series of photographs and jigsaw them together in a 3D environment. Photosynth combines hundreds of high quality digital images and lets you browse them in a smooth way, so you can zoom in on details or zoom out to have a situational overview. The National Geographic Magazine team made a video about their collection and they’ve put it online on their site,” revealed Miel Van Opstal, Enthusiast Evangelist Microsoft.
The video of the Stonehenge Photosynth collection can be accessed on the National Geographic website, permitting users to explore the landmark monument as if they were there. In this manner, Stonehenge will be added to the growing list of collections available for exploration in 3-D via Photosynth. Users are already able to “walk” through the Piazza San Pietro, Rome, the Grassi Lakes, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Gary Faigin Art Studio, Gyeongbokgung, Great Britain, and even view unique photographs of the space shuttle Endeavour from its 2007 mission into space.