Friday, December 18, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of October 2009

Again more winners, now are published the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for October 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in October and voted in November. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Romania by Heldrak

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First prize
taken in Spain by jr.copy

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First Prize
taken in Spain by sayo2009

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize

taken in Italy by Arnie54


Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of September 2009

Again more winners, now are published the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for
September 2009
edition. Those photos were uploaded in September and voted in October. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Hungary by Kéri Sándor

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First prize
taken in Spain by bullheadred

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First Prize
taken in Serbia by DaliborDelibasic

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize

taken in Slovenia by ♥♫♥ TIFFANY ♥♫♥


Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Winners of Panoramio Contest of August 2009

I am very glad to announce winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for August 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in August and voted in September. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Romania by Marian Radulescu

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First prize
taken in Italy by tu-quoque

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First Prize
taken in Turkey by Mustafa-K

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Russian Federation by ZNikolic


Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Upload photos to Panoramio straight from your iPhone!

Tens of millions of mobile users own a device with a good camera and GPS. We realize that a lot of these users may want to share photos of places with the rest of the world via Google Maps and Google Earth.
Today, we're taking a first step toward making that possible, which is why I'm happy to announce our new iPhone app. You can download it now from the App Store. Our team is working hard on an app for Android-powered devices, so stay tuned for that!
The philosophy behind the app is to keep it simple: sign in (only the first time), pick a photo from your device or take a new photo, and upload it straight to Panoramio. If available, the geoposition will be automatically set, and you can optionally add a title to the photo.
This is the first time Panoramio is releasing a mobile app, so we want to hear your comments. Please send feedback, feature requests and bugs to iphone@panoramio.com.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Some changes in the site after maintenance work

In the previous post I announced that Panoramio will be in maintenance for around 48 hours starting on Sunday September 20th 12:00 GMT (13:00 Continental Europe, 05:00, San Francisco, 21:00 Beijing).

After that maintenance work the site will be back to normality on Tuesday around 12:00 GMT with some minor changes and removed limitations. All comments, tags and favorites will be displayed again. Also the 32 thumbnails per page will be back. You will see more photos on the map and reviewed photos will be added to Google Earth weekly. Also you will be able to upload up to 10 Mb files. However the "all" tab will disappear temporary and the popular tab and KMLs will not get new photos for 2 weeks. You can read more details about these changes in the forum.

I hope you like the changes, but please drop your opinion in the forum. Thanks for your patience!

Eduardo

Friday, September 18, 2009

Maintenance work for 48 hours starting on Sunday September 20th

We have to do some maintenance work in Panoramio for 48 hours starting on Sunday September 20th around 12:00 GMT (13:00 Continental Europe, 05:00, San Francisco, 21:00 Beijing).

During this period of time you will not be able to sign-in in Panoramio. This means that anything that requires to sign-in (upload photos, add a comment, delete photos, manage tags, etc) will be disabled. When you click over any of those features you will get a page with the message "Sorry, this page will not be available for the next 48 hours". Also it wouldn't be possible to add posts to the forum nor comments to Panoramio's blog. Everything else in Panoramio should work normally; photo browsing, map page, personal pages, etc.

After approximately 48 hours (Tuesday September 22nd at 12:00 GMT) everything should be back to normality with some minor changes that I have explained in this post.

Sorry for the trouble, but it is something we had to do unavoidably. I am looking forward to see your newest photos on Tuesday.

Eduardo

Friday, September 4, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of July 2009

Finally the winner winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for July 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in July and voted in August. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Taiwan by 乾龍

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Austria by Heferstion

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Greece by mainufo

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of June 2009

Finally the winner winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for June 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in June and voted in July. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Ukrine by FWWS

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Serbia by Pejović

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Greece by BogiWhiteFrost

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Iceland by TONQUI CORUJO

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Panoramio photos in Google Search

You might have noticed it that since some weeks when you search for a location in Google search you get a map and some photos shared in Panoramio.

For example, when you search for Paris you get:

Google results for Paris


Try with other searches: Yellowstone National Park, Barcelona, New York or Moscow. It is really cool!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of May 2009

Finally the winner winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for May 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in May and voted in June. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in UK by Happy Snapper UK

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Republic of Srpska by gor.maja

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Croatia by Monica2605

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Greece by ranssom

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of April 2009

Finally the winner winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for April 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in March and voted in April. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Poland by T.Techlowiec

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Spain by mauriclefer

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Iran by salehyar

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Mexico by peszao

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

April's update postponed and some other issues

Unfortunately due to technical issues the April's update of Panoramio photos in Google Earth has been postponed to the end of May. The last weekly update was on April 25th adding photos up to ID 20980000 to Google Earth. The difference between the weekly update and the monthly one is that new added photos are displayed only in very low zoom levels in the weekly update. You have to wait until the next monthly update to see photos in different zoom levels according to popularity.

We added a new question to the Help page called "Spam in comments". The idea is to discourage campaigns of comments for the Panoramio contest. Sending hundreds of comments with links is simply spam. If you get spam I recommend you to add a comment to one photo of the spammer including a link to that question. Normally after receiving one or two comments the user doesn't spam anymore. This solution is far from perfect, but in the near future we will add a way to report comments and block users that abuse comment. By the way, this new policy starts now, so it doesn't apply for comments made before May 7th.

I also would like to clarify that the final winners of the contest are only the ones included after the announcement in the blog. The contest page might be technically available before the announcement, but we always need some extra time for technical tasks and verifications.

Winners of Panoramio Contest of March 2009

Here are the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for March 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in March and voted in April. The sponsor ATP (Mike Chean) will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in India by bimands

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Brazil by R & F Faraon

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Poland by Ula Ch-L

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Argentina by mslp

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of February 2009

Here are the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for February 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in February and voted in March. The sponsor ATP (Mike Chean) will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Romania by Bubu-Pescar

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Spain by Sonia Navas-Aranda

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in France by Faydoner

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Ukraine by Lada Stupina

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of January 2009

Here are the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for January 2009 edition. Those photos were uploaded in January and voted in February. The sponsor ATP (Mike Chean) will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in United States by davidcmc58

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in France by Skyhunter

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Germany by Jess.Froese

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Antarctica by LichtenHansen

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Explore more with User Photos in Street View

Starting today, a new feature lets you browse popular user-contributed photos from Panoramio at major landmarks around the world. The many people who virtually visit Paris to see the famous Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame cathedral in Street View can now also browse the wide array of user photos taken in the vicinity. Just look for photo thumbnails at the top right of the Street View image, and click to view. You can also connect directly to the community behind this great photo content - a link to the author's Panoramio page is shown with every user photo.

Notre Dame

The feature is available in many other places too: New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo, Barcelona, Sydney and New Zealand, to name just a few. Anywhere, really, where Street View is available and where users have contributed lots of high-quality photos; of course, this usually is near famous landmarks but you never know where you'll discover more to see. With user-contributed photos you can inspect architectural details and close-up quirks, or see what is happening at a place at more than one time of day, or see whatever else it was that inspired the photographer to press the button. Take a look at this video to see more:



If you are a Panoramio user, you may already have a photo in Street View. If not, what are you waiting for? Just contribute your best photos to Panoramio and remember to geo-tag them. Google's image-matching algorithms will analyze them at some point to see if they are also a good match for a Street View location. At the most famous places in the world, competition for space is already tough -- take a look at the range of images of the Sagrada Familia -- but on less travelled roads the world is still largely a blank canvas. Please help to fill it in!

Posted by Frederik Schaffalitzky, Software Engineer, Google Zurich

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of December 2008

Here are the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for December 2008 edition. Those photos were uploaded in December and voted in January. The sponsor ATP (Mike Chean) will contact the winners via e-mail during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in United Kindgom by Nick Weall

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Russia by Nikitin_Sergey

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in Switzerland by Racz (Shaman) Peter

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Greece by givrgos10

Full list of winners

Congratulations!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winners of Panoramio Contest of November 2008

Here are the winners of the Panoramio monthly Contest for November 2008 edition. Those photos were uploaded in November and voted in December. The sponsor ATP will contact the winners during the next 30 days in order to send the prizes.

First Prize of Scenery category
Scenery First prize
taken in Italy by .... man_giu....

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First prize
taken in Ukraine by Leo N

First Prize of Travel category
Travel First Prize
taken in France by anico61

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize
taken in Greece by kostvil

Full list of winners

Congratulations!