BrainMaps is an NIH-funded interactive zoomable high-resolution digital brain atlas and virtual microscope that is based on more than 20 million megapixels (50 terabytes) of scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and that is integrated with a high-speed database for querying and retrieving data about brain structure and function over the internet.
BrainMaps is one of the most massive online neuroscience databases and image repositories and features the highest-resolution whole brain atlas ever constructed.
Extensions to interactive 3-dimensional visualization have been developed through OpenGL-based desktop applications.  Freely available image analysis tools enable end-users to datamine online images at the sub-neuronal level. BrainMaps has been used in both research  and didactic settings.
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