The 20,116,547,880-pixel zoomable digital photograph of Hong Kong Island below is composed of 3,115 individual images taken from the same viewpoint at the International Commerce Center on April 1, 2011 over a span of approximately an hour. The photograph was taken by members of the RioHK group based at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It was officially released to the public in April 2012. To the best of our knowledge this is the largest panorama image of Hong Kong at the time of release.

To view the image in full-screen, select one of the "View in" options below the image.

Click to zoom-in, shift-click to zoom-out, and drag to pan the image below.

We are very thankful to the following partners who helped us with the planning and made the ICC shooting possible:


  • Mount: GigaPan Epic Pro
  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5/5.6 L IS USM
  • Focal length: 380mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Aperture: f/16
Processing software:
  • Stitching: Autopano
  • Editing: GIMP and proprietary software to adjust lighting and remove artifacts
Viewing software:
  • OpenZoom (Flash)
  • Seadragon (JavaScript)
  • GigaPan (external site)
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