I'm working on a photography project at the moment for university where I have built an X Y gantry system which moves a camera along inside a box and takes dozens of photos. This is a very controlled environment, with ring flash for evenly distributed light for each photo and a gantry system that can overlap each image within mm precision.
So far I was using Microsoft ICE to manually stitch these "panoramas" but I would like to automate the process now using hugin or similar photo stitching software.
However, I also then thought of google maps. That is the same effect I would want to be able to achieve. Google maps is a tiling system is it not? The photos are not stitched, they are tiled to align with each other, is that correct? Is there software out there that can achieve this?