Results and insights from the NCSU insect museum gigapan project

Matthew A. Bertone, Robert L. Blinn, Tanner M. Stanfield, Kelly J. Dew, Katja C. Seltmann, Andrew R. Deans

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Pinned insect specimens stored in museum collections are a fragile and valuable resource for entomological research. As such, they are usually kept away from viewing by the public and hard to access by experts. Here we present a method for mass imaging insect specimens, using GigaPan technology to achieve highly explorable, many-megapixel panoramas of insect museum drawers. We discuss the advantages and limitations of the system, and describe future avenues of collections research using this technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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