About Rich

PO Box 960
Sebastopol, CA 9543


I am Rich Gibson. My goal is to make the world better by changing the way you see.

I create multi-image hi resolution images at different scales. From sub micron resolution to 300 megapixel portraits of people, and more.

I also write software (my GitHub account), fabricate equipment, including a CNC controlled microscope, once wrote books (Mapping Hacks and Google Maps Hacks), and passionately evangelize for the technologies and tools I love.

I was described as a “wild mixture of seeing and bricoleur.”


I have worked on the Gigapan and Explorable Microscopy Projects for Carnegie Melon University and NASA Ames Research Center’s Intelligent Robotics Group. I create high resolution portraits of people and I’m developing new ways to archive physical spaces with explorable images.

I am a photographer, artist, researcher, hacker, programmer, author, maker, and bricoleur.

I helped create the Neogeography movement through coauthoring the books Mapping Hacks and Google Maps Hacks. The process of working with and exploring how we interact and explore geographic spaces lead me to the more generalized world of providing both context, and detail with high resolution explorable images.

For the past four years I have been obsessed with creating new ways to capture and use high resolution images of everything, including the Chaos Communications Camp in 2007, Volcanos in Arizona for NASA, the incredibly tidy offices of Monochrom in Vienna, details of cell metosis in mouse testis with sub-micron resolution, and portraits of people with the details of landscapes.

I am available for Gigapan and Portrait photography, events, archival work, and Django/Python programming. Please contact me Rich.Gibson@gmail.com.