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Dairy Bush GigaPan - 122 - December 22 2011 by Alex Smith

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Dec 28, 2011
Date taken
Dec 22, 2011
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Dairy Bush GigaPan - 122 - December 22 2011

Year 3 - Week 17 - 360°

The urban environment is expanding at a never before seen rate. Existing natural environments within urban centres, such as forests or woodlots, are exposed to increasing anthropogenic pressures of degradation, fragmentation, biological invasion and destruction.

One key to our capacity to understanding these changes will be ongoing monitoring through time. If such monitoring is democratized and publicly available then one may assume that a marginalized environment may become more valued by the human population. On the University of Guelph campus in Ontario, Canada, the ìDairy Bushî is an 8.5 ha woodlot that has been part of the city and the university campus since 1830. The sign outside the Bush reads, "The Dairy Bush is a unique and delicate example of Great Lakes St. Lawrence forest in Southern Ontario, and serves as an outdoor laboratory for University of Guelph students."

Starting in August 2009 and continuing once per week until this moment I visit the Dairy Bush weekly to document time in this urban woodlot using GigaPan panoramic images.

A cool, overcast morning but no snow or rain while taking the panorama. The bush was active with squirrels and white-breasted nuthatches while I was there. The last Dairy Bush GigaPan of 2011!

Check out the panorama with Google Earth's browser plug-in: bit.ly/rLmTtP Will open in a new tab or window
Last weeks' GigaPan: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/94738
Next week's GigaPan: gigapan.org/gigapans/95951
I've extracted images from a year of Dairy Bush GigaPans to illustrate the rapid decomposition of the leaf litter in this forest associated with the presence of non-native worms. The forest floor is changing! www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRRv09_oF5w Will open in a new tab or window
There is a timelapse video of the second year of the Dairy Bush GigaPan on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCEdsV_kki4 Will open in a new tab or window. (yr 1 is below)

The low-resolution timelapse video of the first year of the Dairy Bush GigaPan to YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uImvGH1dq-o Will open in a new tab or window
Latitude: 43.52489 Longitude: -80.23771 Heading: 321 Elevation: 10m


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3938 megapixels (111032 x 35476 pixels)
Input images: 714 (42 columns by 17 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 115.0 degrees high (top=56.7, bottom=-58.3)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-12-22 10:15:38 - 2011-12-22 11:11:48
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.005 - 0.0125
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.5 to 75.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.4 to 40.8 percent
Computer stats: 1943.95 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:26:45 (12 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 53:27, Projection: 12:43, Blending: 1:20:35
(Preview finished in 1:27:36)

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