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.
"With this new feature, you can easily flip through a whole collection of photos and find the sites on the web that have relevant pictures of a given place," explains
software engineer Sascha Häberling. "Photos that have been uploaded by our Panoramio or Google Places users will appear in high-resolution as an overlay when users click on them. For photos from other sources, you can easily click on a specific photo to see more and visit the site it comes from."
"This simple and intuitive online album experience makes it easier to explore all the wonderful photographs of places all over the world," adds Häberling.
Users can contribute photos for possible use with the feature, by geo-tagging photos using Google's Panoramio