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{{Glossary|a panoramic photographing event taking place four times a year on http://www.worldwidepanorama.com}}The '''World Wide Panorama''' (often abbreviated as '''wwp''') was started in March 2004 by G. Donald Bain, the then Director of the Geography Computing Facility, University of California at Berkeley. It has since become an ongoing series of events and attracts artists from a large number of countries.  
 
{{Glossary|a panoramic photographing event taking place four times a year on http://www.worldwidepanorama.com}}The '''World Wide Panorama''' (often abbreviated as '''wwp''') was started in March 2004 by G. Donald Bain, the then Director of the Geography Computing Facility, University of California at Berkeley. It has since become an ongoing series of events and attracts artists from a large number of countries.  
  
Visitors can reach the project website via [http://www.worldwidepanorama.com/ worldwidepanorama.com] which originally was hosted on a server of the ''Geo-Images Project'' at [http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/worldwidepanorama/wwp/index.html geoimages.berkeley.edu]. The WWP is now run by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation (a non-commercial project).
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Visitors can reach the project website via [https://www.worldwidepanorama.com/ worldwidepanorama.com] which originally was hosted on a server of the ''Geo-Images Project'' at [http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/worldwidepanorama/wwp/index.html geoimages.berkeley.edu]. The WWP is now run by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation (a non-commercial project).
  
 
== Participation ==
 
== Participation ==
  
Participation is open to everyone, interpretations of the theme have to be uploaded as cylindrical or spherical panoramas as well as object vr. The required file format is [[QTVR]].  
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Participation is open to everyone, interpretations of the theme have to be uploaded as cylindrical or spherical panoramas. The required file format is [[JPEG]].  
  
Photography takes place during a time frame of several days before and after the solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and equinoxes (days and nights of equal length). An iCal / Outlook [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_applications_with_iCalendar_support compatible calendar] maintained by Landis Bennett is available at [webcal://icalx.com/public/landis/WWP.ics icalx.com/public/landis/WWP.ics]. If you need to plan your shooting schedule in advance use e.g. Wikipedia to look up the actual [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice UTC date/time table] of the coming solstice or equinox and convert that to your local time with [http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html timeanddate.com].
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Photography takes place during a time frame of three month before and after the solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and equinoxes (days and nights of equal length). The last event of each year is usually a Best Of the respective year.  
  
Event themes are chosen by the organisators, which are open for suggestions about new themes. The [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwp/ WWP Yahoo group] is the preferred mailing list / web forum for the communication between interested artists and notices from the organisators. This list is also helpful if you run into technical problems during the preparation period.
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Event themes are chosen by the organizers, which are open for suggestions about new themes. The [https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldWidePanorama WWP facebook group] is the preferred forum for the communication between interested artists and notices from the organizers. A mailing list at https://groups.io/g/wwp can also serve as a forum for those not wanting to join facebook. Both groups are also helpful if you run into technical problems during the preparation period.
  
== Prep server ==
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== Contribution server ==
  
As soon as photography period for each event starts the ''prep(aration) server'' is opened for submissions and ready to accept new accounts. That server is located at [http://contribute.worldwidepanorama.org/gen/ contribute.worldwidepanorama.org/gen/] and is used to upload panorama (and sound) files as well as to edit panorama captions, further information plus a personal page for each member. New accounts that are not used to upload a panorama in time for the coming event will be deleted, i.e. such an (empty) account would need to be newly set up during the following photography/editing period.
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As soon as photography period for each event starts the ''contribution server'' is opened for submissions and ready to accept new accounts. That server is located at https://contribute2.worldwidepanorama.org/ and is used to upload panorama (and sound) files as well as to edit panorama captions, further information plus a personal page for each member.  
  
 
== File sizes ==
 
== File sizes ==
  
Beginning with the ''Elevation'' event (19-22 June 2008) the limits for maximum file sizes have been raised to
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* Panorama image: JPEG, RGB, max. 30,000 pixels, max. 15 MB
* '''Standard''' size: max. 1 MB (700 kB recommended)
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* Audio file (optional): max. 2 MB
* '''Fullscreen''' size: max. 5 MB (3 MB recommended)
 
Smaller sizes are preferred for faster download times so visitors with slow connections don't get annoyed. Sometimes there is a need to upload bigger file sizes to achieve a better quality, though. More information is available [http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/worldwidepanorama/wwp/practical/NextEvent.html here].
 
  
An optional soundtrack should be uploaded separately as a MP3 file and can be set to loop in the editing window.
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An optional soundtrack should be uploaded separately as a MP3 file and can be set to loop in the editing window. More on file requirements can be found on https://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwp/practical/Sizes.html
  
 
== Statistics ==
 
== Statistics ==
  
WWP contributor [http://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwppeople/html/TimHatch.html Tim Hatch] set up a script to collect stats about the equipment used for every event. They are available at [http://timhatch.com/projects/wwp-equipment/ timhatch.com/projects/wwp-equipment/] both as HTML (linked to the entries, so comparing camera/lens combinations is quite easy) and as CSV (for those who want to do their own analysis).
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WWP contributor [http://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwppeople/html/TimHatch.html Tim Hatch] set up a script to collect stats about the equipment used for every event until 2010. They are available at [http://timhatch.com/projects/wwp-equipment/ timhatch.com/projects/wwp-equipment/] both as HTML (linked to the entries, so comparing camera/lens combinations is quite easy) and as CSV (for those who want to do their own analysis).
  
 
[[Category:Community]]
 
[[Category:Community]]

Latest revision as of 22:03, 25 November 2020

The World Wide Panorama (often abbreviated as wwp) was started in March 2004 by G. Donald Bain, the then Director of the Geography Computing Facility, University of California at Berkeley. It has since become an ongoing series of events and attracts artists from a large number of countries.

Visitors can reach the project website via worldwidepanorama.com which originally was hosted on a server of the Geo-Images Project at geoimages.berkeley.edu. The WWP is now run by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation (a non-commercial project).

Participation

Participation is open to everyone, interpretations of the theme have to be uploaded as cylindrical or spherical panoramas. The required file format is JPEG.

Photography takes place during a time frame of three month before and after the solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and equinoxes (days and nights of equal length). The last event of each year is usually a Best Of the respective year.

Event themes are chosen by the organizers, which are open for suggestions about new themes. The WWP facebook group is the preferred forum for the communication between interested artists and notices from the organizers. A mailing list at https://groups.io/g/wwp can also serve as a forum for those not wanting to join facebook. Both groups are also helpful if you run into technical problems during the preparation period.

Contribution server

As soon as photography period for each event starts the contribution server is opened for submissions and ready to accept new accounts. That server is located at https://contribute2.worldwidepanorama.org/ and is used to upload panorama (and sound) files as well as to edit panorama captions, further information plus a personal page for each member.

File sizes

  • Panorama image: JPEG, RGB, max. 30,000 pixels, max. 15 MB
  • Audio file (optional): max. 2 MB

An optional soundtrack should be uploaded separately as a MP3 file and can be set to loop in the editing window. More on file requirements can be found on https://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwp/practical/Sizes.html

Statistics

WWP contributor Tim Hatch set up a script to collect stats about the equipment used for every event until 2010. They are available at timhatch.com/projects/wwp-equipment/ both as HTML (linked to the entries, so comparing camera/lens combinations is quite easy) and as CSV (for those who want to do their own analysis).