Panoramio’s Google Earth Layer Grows

Half a million more geotagged pics

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If the weather outside is frightful, Google’s going to make sure there are at least pretty pictures to be found on everyone’s computer screens.  An update to Panoramio’s Google Earth layer has introduced around 500,000 fresh pictures.

Acquired by Google in May of last year, Panoramio is a photo-sharing site that specializes in geotagged images.  Users of Google Earth are then able to easily see the connections between pictures and the places in which they were taken, making for an experience that’s a little reminiscent of Street View.


The Panoramio layer doesn’t seem to have been updated as frequently as Street View, though – Frank Taylor writes, "The last major update was back in September when 1 million photos were added" – so the new development is worth noting.

As for when Google Earth and Panoramio users can next count on seeing some activity, a post on the Panoramio Blog states, "The date of the next update will be around January 15th and will include photos reviewed up to January 13th."

So if you’ve put off a holiday vacation, or are just tired of whatever landscape lies outside your window, Google’s got you covered for a little while.

Panoramio’s Google Earth Layer Grows
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