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 find your full list of +1’s in a special tab in your public Google profile,” explains Panoramio Community Manager Gerard Sanz.
“You may as well decide to share your thoughts on a Panoramio photo with your friends, your circles or publicly in Google+,” adds Sanz. “The +1 button allows you to do so. Add a comment, select the audience you want to share it with and off you go.”
In another big Panoramio-related announcement this week, Google has made a “huge amount” of Street View data available in its Panoramio mapping interface.
In terms of the continued Google+ integration, a source tells us there are some new things happening on the YouTube front that we’ll learn about soon.
The whole Google+ Local thing Google recently announced isn’t going over incredibly well with all businesses, although that seems to be more based on the the integration of Zagat scores (replacing star ratings) than anything directly related to Google+.