Back in the “day” I used to take panorama pictures using a tripod, level and Photoshop. GigaPan Systems has come up with a better way:
A robotic camera holder. Sweet! $350 or $450 depending on your camera size. Includes software. What’s nice is you can have it go up/down and right/left.
Here is one of an airport made by combining 102 images!. Click to see it and a bunch of cool other ones: