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:

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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:

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