Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tag cloud and pagination

After some user requests we have implemented a tag cloud in Panoramio. We waited until there were enough tagged photos in Panoramio to make the tag cloud useful and attractive. There is nothing more disappointing than a tag cloud with few, irrelevant and biased tags.

However once you reach a certain point the tag cloud may encourage people to tag their photos in order to make them easier to find. We still don't have the posibility to search by tag, but we will try to do it as soon as possible.

Btw, we have also included pagination for user photos and comments, also a long overdue feature.

Enjoy it!

New KML feed for Google Earth

Last week we improved Panoramio's KML feed for Google Earth.

Now the KML feed is more responsive (it downloads all previews on one shot), prettier (frame around thumbails, bigger images, panoramio's logo) and more informative (titles on mouse over, name of the location, ...).

The user experience now is much better. Enjoy!

Google Earth Screenshot

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Geodata in EXIF and Suggest New Location

We were adding some new features to Panoramio the last week:

- Photos with geodata in EXIF are automatically located in Panoramio, so you don't need to do anything but upload the photo if it has the GPS coordinates in their EXIF tags.

- Mislocated?. Suggest a new location: Since there are many people correcting wrong located photos from other users in Panoramio we decided to create a new feature called "suggest new location". We will take a look at the suggested locations and accept or refuse them. This feature has been working only for a few days, and already many photos have been corrected. Thanks!