In most ways, it’s the next best thing to holding the sample in your own two hands. In some ways, it’s even better than the real thing – thanks to the addition of geographic context, expert annotations, and a written legacy of community feedback.
Our GIGAmacro imaging system makes amazing, enormous, explorable images of first-rate quality. The combination of zoomed-out context and smooth resolution of zoomed-in detail makes these images extraordinarily powerful for web-based exploration of samples of rocks, minerals, fossils, and sediment. Our team is very pleased to be able to use the GIGAmacro imaging system as a tool for sharing geological insights with the world.

Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor, Northern Virginia Community College

Callan Bentley
Callan Bentley

I am so impressed with the GIGAmacro system.  It delivers professional results at affordable prices.  The software is easy to master – we were up and running in minutes.  The interface provides clear options for notation and analysis.  The system can be used for a wide variety of difficult to photograph objects across a broad range of disciplinary domains—such as entomology, archaeology, paleontology, and meteoritics.  It can also be customized to maximize throughput for large collections.  We are looking forward to making the latest version of the GIGAmacro system the center-piece of our new scanning facility at Arizona State University.

Dan Collins, MFA, PhD is Co-Director, PRISM (Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling) at Arizona State University

Dan Collins -scanning facility at ASU
Dan Collins

We have been very pleased with the instructional help we have received from GIGAmacro when we train new personnel. The patient and thorough attention is much appreciated when new people are brought on board. When you have a good teacher walking you through the process, you can say ‘this is easy to learn,’ and move forward with confidence.

John Wenzel, Director, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

John Wenzel of Carnegie Museum of Natural History
John Wenzel

GIGAmacro’s incredible explorable macro images of insects are some of my most treasured things in the world.
At the intersection of beauty and science, this imagery both inspires and educates.

Randy Sargent, Senior Systems ScientistCarnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. CMU has been a birthplace of innovation since its founding in 1900. Award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creating things—from art to robots.

Randy Sargent, Robotics Institute, CMU
Randy Sargeant