About Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The name "Melbourne" refers to an urban agglomeration area (and census statistical division) spanning 9,900 km2 (3,800 sq mi) that comprises the greater metropolis – as well as being a common name for its metropolitan hub, the Melbourne City Centre. It is a leading financial centre in Australia, as well as the Asia-Pacific region, and has been ranked the world's most livable city since 2011 (and among the top three since 2002), according the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In 2013 the EIU also ranked Melbourne the fourth most expensive city in the world, tying with Oslo, Norway. Melbourne is rated highly in the areas of education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sports.

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Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Melbourne through Aaron Spence's Eyes.”

"Quality 360°panoramas located with online mapping is a match made in heaven."


Aaron  SpenceBuying an SLR camera in highschool during the late 80’s kicked off Aaron's love for and career in photography. His plummeting grades from a straight A student to a B minus student are testament to the all consuming passion he soon gained for photography.  He entered the digital age of photography in 1996 with Photoshop 3.0.5 and a Nikon Coolscan II film scanner. In 2000 after years of computer based design, web, cd-rom, audio, video & photography he finally found the perfect blend of photography & computer imaging…..the 360 degree panoramic virtual tour.

Since that time, he's continued working across many fields of digital multimedia while specialising in the shooting and production of panoramic virtual tours.

Over the past few years Aaron has done extensive research and development into panoramic photography workflows & systems for batch processing extremely high quality georeferenced panoramic imagery. The fruit of these years of labour is his Panedia project, containing thousands of panoramas from all over Australia.

» More about Aaron can be found at: Panedia.com

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