With the NFL Playoffs over and everyone looking toward the big game in San Francisco, FanCam is collaborating with Bud Light to create an innovative new way for football fans to experience the Super Bowl 50 host city: Bud Light CityCam. Beginning today, users can zoom around the Bay Area in never-before-seen detail and, as an added bonus, preview all of the locations where Bud Light will be hosting fan activities (which will update with additional detail and imagery throughout Super Bowl weekend). Bud Light CityCam is more than six months in the making. It took a full day for the FanCam team to capture thousands of individual high-resolution pictures of San Francisco and then another five months to digitally ‘stitch’ them into one massive 360º image. The end result is a spherical look at the Bay Area that allows users to zoom into a level that is not possible on any other picture in existence. Bud Light CityCam image facts:
- At 1.2 million pixels in width, the image would span a 1,000 yards if printed out as a billboard.
- The resolution is so high that cars can be seen driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, despite it being more than 4 miles away.
- In its uncompressed state, the final image is 2,800 GB in size, and a custom computer system had to be built in order to even be able to open it.