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Punta Arenas by Suk Choo Kim

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Suk Choo Kim Suk Choo Kim
Explore score
0.45 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 15, 2012
Date taken
Feb 02, 2012

Punta Arenas (English: "Sandy Point") is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas. It is the largest city south of the 46th parallel south.
Sitting by the Strait of Magellan Punta Arenas was established originally as a tiny penal colony in 1848. During the rest of the 1800s, it became increasingly large and important as international trade across the straits grew and the countryside around experienced a gold rush and a sheep farming boom around 1900. Chile effectively used Punta Arenas to exert sovereignty in southernmost South America leading to the strait of Magellan being recognized as Chilean in the Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina. The geopolitical importance of Punta Arenas has remained high in the 20th and 21st centuries as the city is important for logistics in the Antarctic peninsula.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 449 megapixels (49576 x 9072 pixels)
Input images: 95 (19 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 146.9 degrees wide by 26.9 degrees high (top=7.5, bottom=-19.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G12
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-02-02 15:36:02 - 2012-02-02 15:44:41
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 320
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 28.7 to 33.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 41.7 to 43.2 percent
Computer stats: 24567.1 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 16:36 (10 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:13, Projection: 1:50, Blending: 8:33
(Preview finished in 12:06)

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