Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New photos from Panoramio added to Google Earth

Yesterday around 200,000 new photos were added to Panoramio's layer inside Google Earth. Now the number of photos from Panoramio in Google Earth is around 1,2 million. With some exceptions, photos up to ID 2,000,000 have been included. This means around 2/3 of all photos uploaded to Panoramio up to this ID have been sent to Google Earth (e.g. photo with URL: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1892099 has ID: 1,892,099).

If your photo has a higher ID than 2,000,000 you need to wait some weeks until the next update, expected for middle July, that will be larger and I hope will help catch on the delay.

By the way, now the blue compasses that represent photos from Panoramio in Google Earth are substituted for little cameras that are more intuitive.

2 million photos in Panoramio

Only three months ago we announced that Panoramio had reached one million photos. Today I am very happy to write that the number of photos has doubled and reached 2 million. As usual the quality of the photos uploaded by the community is outstanding. Thanks for sharing, ¡mil gracias!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Horseshoe Bend in Arizona

Few days ago while browsing around Arizona in Panoramio I found Horseshoe Bend, one of those places where satellite and surface photos combine so good that you almost get the feeling being physically there, as you can see in the mini-panoramio below:



Horseshoe Bend is a meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. I didn't found very much information about this place in the Wikipedia article, but I found some great shots (1, 2 and 3).

In the same area it is located the Antelope Canyon, where some breathtaking photos (1, 2 and 3) have been mapped. Definitively Arizona is full of interesting places.

Panoramio available in Arabic language. 34 translations and growing!

Thanks to Usama Fath Panoramio is now translated Arabic language. We are very happy that Panoramio is now available for the approx. 400 million people around the World that speak Arabic.

In the last months Panoramio has been also translated to Serbian (Dragan Djukic), Traditional Chinese (David Hing Cheong Hung), Persian (Hessam Moosavi), Brazilian Portuguese (Sergio de Castro, Cleber Lima, Jadilson Torres and Adriana Monteiro), Slovenian (Nina Litrop), Finnish (Timo Rossi), Greek (Tasos & Kostas Koutsavlis), Norwegian (Bo Eide) and Bulgarian (Andrey Kirkov and Boyan Ivanov Bonev). Many other languages will be available in the next weeks. We want to thank all the translators for the great work and the continuous update of the translations.

As I said before in this blog, because Panoramio is about places around the World, we are are committed to make Panoramio available in the language/s or each place. If you feel like helping translating Panoramio to your language, please read these instructions and contact me at eduardo AT panoramio.com.