Sunday, 26 June 2011


If you have any picture or hobby photography and you want to sharing with friend, you can upload your photo in Panoramio.

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.

The headquarters of Panoramio are located in Zurich, in the office building of the Swiss Google.

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.
On May 30, 2007, Google announced plans to acquire the website, and Panoramio was acquired by Google in July 2007.

Eduardo Manchón left the company in January 2010 to focus on his new project Askaro. He was replaced by Gerard Sanz Viñas. Joaquín Cuenca left the company in May 2010.

How to upload photo in Panoramio?
First, you must sign up, open

After upload, you can 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.

Panoramio also held a contest every month.
April 2011 - Geotagged Photo Contest Winners you can read here.