Photosynth

National Geographic is partnering with Microsoft Live Labs to create rich, three-dimensional images of global landmarks such as Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, and the Parthenon. The software looks for and analyzes similarities in a large collection of photos (of a place or an object), then stitches them together—letting you immerse yourself in the space. Click on the red dots on the map below to see completed synths. Click on the black dots to see photo galleries of synths in progress, then submit your own photos that we can include. (You must download the Photosynth software in order to view synths.)
Australia—Sydney Opera House
Belgium—Grand Palace
Belize—El Castillo
Brazil—Christ the Redeemer Statue
Bulgaria—Rila Monastery
California—Getty Center
California—Golden Gate Bridge
California—Yosemite, Midnight Lightning
Cambodia—Angkor Wat
Canada—CN Tower
China—Forbidden City
China—Great Wall
China—Terra-Cotta Warriors
China—Tiananmen Square
Colombia—Plaza de Bolívar
Czech Republic—Charles Bridge
Dubai—Arabian Tower
Easter Island—Statues
Egypt—Karnak Temple
Egypt—Luxor Temple
Egypt—Sphinx
England—St. Paul's Cathedral
England—Trafalgar Square
Ethiopia—Lalibela
Ethiopia—Selassie Church
Finland—Olavinlinna Castle
France—Mont-Saint-Michel
France—Versailles
Germany—Berlin Wall
Germany—Brandenburg Gate
Greece—Santorini
Germany—Neuschwanstein Castle
Guatemala—Lost City of Tikal
Honduras—Copán Ruins
India—Golden Temple
India—Jaisalmer Fort
India—Shore Temple
Ireland—Blarney Castle
Iran—Imam Mosque
Iran—Persepolis
Italy—Colosseum
Italy—Piazza San Marco
Italy—Roman Aqueduct
Italy—Spanish Steps
Italy—Trevi Fountain
Japan—Matsumoto Castle
Jordan—Petra
Laos—Buddha Park
Libya—Leptis Magna
Lithuania—Hill of Crosses
Louisiana—Bourbon Street
Luxembourg—Castle Vianden
Malaysia—Petronas Towers
Mali—Great Mosque
Mexico—Chichén Itzá
Mexico—Palenque
Missouri—Gateway Arch
New York—Times Square
New York—Statue of Liberty
Puerto Rico—El Morro
Russia—Kremlin
Russia—Red Square
Russia—Winter Palace
Scotland—Eilean Donan Castle
South Africa—Kimberley Mine
Spain—Alhambra
Spain—Sagrada Church
Texas—Alamo
Thailand—Emerald Buddha Temple
Thailand—Reclining Buddha
Turkey—Artemis Temple
Turkey—Ephesus
Utah—Double Arch
Uzbekistan—Sher-Dor Madrasah
Vatican—St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican—St. Peter's Square
Wales—Caernarfon Castle
Washington—Space Needle
Washington, D.C.—Capitol Building
Washington, D.C.—Lincoln Memorial