Crime Scene Panoramas

Das New York City Police Department fotografiert seit zwei Jahren Tatorte mit einer Panoscan-Kamera, die 360°-Ansichten ablichtet. Die New York Times hat einige davon, Snip aus dem dazugehörigen Blogeintrag: Crime Scene Investigation: 360 Degrees.

The New York City Police Department began using a new camera, the Panoscan, in 2009, revolutionizing crime-scene photography in the city. Part Weegee, part video game, the camera creates 360-degree images that allow investigators, from the comfort of their desks, to point and click over evidence from a scene that they might have missed in the hectic hours after the crime. […]

The police shared several Panoscan images with The New York Times. Upon arrival at a scene, officers can quickly assemble a kit with a fish-eye lens that produces the high-resolution, 360-degree image. It takes between 3 to 30 minutes to produce the panoramic photographs, depending on the available light. They are not for the faint of heart, especially when viewed online. Images of blood and the corpses themselves have not been doctored or blurred.

A New Perspective on Crime Scenes (via Jason Kottke)