All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panoramio’

Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+

Google announced today that it is now letting Panoramio users export their photos to Google+. With Google+ being such a magnet for photographers, and Google touting it as such, it’s kind of hard to believe this wasn’t already an option. “2 years ago, we launched a feature that allowed all Panoramio users to import their photos from Picasa Web Albums …

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Google Continues To Spread Google+ Throughout Its Products (This Time It’s Panoramio)

Google announced today that it has added the +1 button to Panoramio photo pages. This is just the latest of Google’s Google+ integration into its other products, which will likely continue for the foreseeable future. “Every time you click on the +1 button in a Panoramio photo you are adding your personal stamp of approval to that photo. You will …

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Google Street View Data Now Available For Panoramio Mapping

Google Maps has been in the news a lot over the last week or two, having unveiled its own new 3D imagery and offline maps, along with being dumped by Apple as its primary Maps provider (in favor of TomTom). Google announced today that it has made a “huge amount” of Street View data available in its Panoramio mapping interface. …

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Google Shuts Down Panoramio iPhone App

Google announced this morning that it is taking down Panoramio’s iPhone uploader app and geotagging with Google Latitude feature. Panoramio is the Google service, which lets users upload photos for use in Google Maps and Google Earth layers. “We have experimented a lot in Panoramio along 2010 and 2011, and thanks to the Panoramio Community we have learned a lot …

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Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that photos contributed by other Google Maps users are showing up on the map whenever you hunt down a location. In the Map view, they appear as blue dots that you can click on to view the photo (you can also toggle this feature so as to hide the …

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Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging

Since 2006, you’ve likely been seeing a steady increase of user photos appear in Google Maps whenever you search for a place, most typically when that place is a location that attracts a lot of camera-wielding tourists e.g., Eiffel Tower, Red Square, Wrigley Field). That personalized (even though you most likely don’t have a personal connection with the person who …

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Google Street View Maps Reef

Google Street View is set to take cameras underwater to map Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, in conjunction with The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute, for a comprehensive study on coral health, dubbed the Catlin Seaview Survey. Also involved are the non-profit organization Underwater Earth and insurance company Catlin. The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off …

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Google Launches Panoramio Groups

Google has launched a new feature for Panoramio called Panoramio Groups, which lets you create or join a community based on your interests. “This new feature lets you create a sub-community within Panoramio around a topic you’re passionate about, so you can easily engage with like-minded photographers and hobbyists,” says Panoramio Community Manager Gerard Sanz. “For example, in my trips …

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Google Place Pages Get Photo-Flipping

Google has released an interesting new feature for its Place Pages, which lets users flip through imagery of the location. The feature draws upon photos from around the web. 

Place Pages already showed photos, but now they give the user a new, slicker interface.

 

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Google Integrates Panoramio, Picasa

Google Earth, Google Maps, and regular Google search results may sport some more geographically relevant photos in the future.  Today, Google announced that it’s linked Panoramio and Picasa in order to make it easier for people to share pictures.

Panoramio is the geolocation-centric photo-sharing site that Google acquired in 2007.  Picasa is the more traditional photo-sharing site Google’s owned since 2004.  Bringing them together makes sense, even if it’s not the timeliest move Google’s ever made.

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