is a new image viewer technology developed by Microsoft Research's Interactive Visual Media Group
to aid in the display and interaction with very large images. (as in Gigapixel large which equates to billions
Check out this cool video overview of creating and viewing Gigapixel
images with HD View. There's a walkthrough of the image capturing process, stitching principles and comparisons with other technologies.
More info: http://research.microsoft.com/ivm/HDView.htm
Can't wait to see a popfly mashup
of HD View
+ Virtual Earth Video: Creating and Viewing Gigapixel ImagesAs seen on James Senior's Technet blog (thanks Kirk)