Anyway, I finally squeezed in the time to get out and try it on a golf course this week. I did two Gigapans. One large one which was 291 photos stitched together to create a 991 megapixel image and a smaller one that I did on the tee of the 16th hole.
I had some struggles as it was one of those days that was sunny, then cloudy then slightly rainy so my lighting wasn't even, nor my white balance. It took my computer a very long time to chug out the final images, but in the end for some first efforts they were pretty cool. I used a small Panasonic point and shoot with 8X zoom. The Gigapan used up 6 AA batteries in only two Gigapan images. That is very heavy battery use, so I'll be getting some rechargeable batteries just for its use. Anyway, it will be interesting to see what we get out of this little machine. We are booked for weddings all summer so it will be challenging to find the time to market this, but hopefully we can do it.
Here are the sample Gigapans: