Panoramio: Photos of the World
|Type of site||Photo sharing|
|Created by||Joaquín Cuenca Abela, co-founder
Eduardo Manchón Aguilar co-founder
Jose Florido partner
|Launched||October 3, 2005|
|Alexa rank||1,616 (April 2013[update])|
Panoramio is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing website. Accepted photos uploaded to the site can be accessed as a layer in Google Earth and Google Maps, with new photos being added at the end of every month. The site's goal is to allow Google Earth users to learn more about a given area by viewing the photos that other users have taken at that place. The website is available in several languages.
Panoramio was started in the summer of 2005 by Joaquín Cuenca Abela and Eduardo Manchón Aguilar, two Spanish entrepreneurs. It was officially launched on October 3, 2005, and by March 19, 2007, it had archived over 1 million user submitted photographs. Three months later, on June 27, 2007, the number of photos reached two million. After a further four months, on October 25, 2007, the number of archived photos reached five million.
Panoramio asks users to organize images using tags (a form of metadata), which allow searchers to find images concerning a certain topic such as place name or subject matter. Panoramio was also an early website to implement tag clouds, which provide access to images tagged with the most popular keywords. The website also hosts a list of world famous sites. Currently, 1 million photos uploaded to the site in about 20 days.
Images that have (or are perceived to have) as their central subject people, machines, vehicles or anything within the interiors of structures, or depict public events such as fairs or concerts, are excluded from the GoogleEarth layer, as are any potentially controversial images. No waivers are granted even if the images are historical or otherwise vintage in nature. Images judged to be too creative or "artsy" in concept might also be excluded from GoogleEarth regardless of other requirements met.
Users can create and join Google Groups. Photos can then be added to a group.
Panoramio had an official iPhone app, which was deprecated in June 2012. Third party developers have released a Windows Phone 7 version of Panoramio that allows users to browse through the various images posted to www.panoramio.com.
- No search for license photos.
- No filter for license photos on the map.
See also 
- "Panoramio.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
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- Manchón, Eduardo (2007-03-19). "One million geolocated photos at Panoramio". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
- Manchón, Eduardo (2007-06-07). "2 million photos in Panoramio". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
- Manchón, Eduardo (2007-10-25). "1 million registered users and 5 million photos uploaded". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- Hanke, John (2007-05-30). "A picture's worth a thousand clicks". The Official Google Blog. Google. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
- "The Official Website of Panoramio". Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- "Askaro.com". Askaro.com. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- Manchón, Eduardo (2010-01-20). "New Time". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- Manchón, Eduardo (2010-01-20). "Panoramio’s Team: Gerard Sanz Viñas". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- Cuenca, Joaquín (2010-05-11). "Good Bye Joaquín!". Panoramio's Blog. Panoramio. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- Samaee, on October 24, said:. "Photo of Days to upload one Millions photos (61 M)". Panoramio. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- phone app
- Panoramio user
- Google Earth
- Google Earth adds Wikipedia, Panoramio layers
- Panoramio Team during the First Moderators Summit. April 2010 Zurich