Thursday, March 15, 2012

Join us and shoot the World!

Spring and summer are rapidly approaching the north hemisphere and people get more active as daylight increases. It is for this reason that we are getting ready for some fantastic photographic opportunities in the upcoming months. 


Some are almost ready and some are still under preparation, but in any case, we want to encourage you to join us on those events and why not... propose new ones: 


(Check the Panoramio Events Calendar for latest information) 


23-25 MarchFestival of Colors in Utah, US
Photo by +Scott Jarvie  


5th-8th April: Las Vegas Area G+/Panoramio Photowalk 
Photo by Jeff Sullivan 


21st April: Zurich Google Photowalk by +Thomas Leuthard 
Photo by +Thomas Leuthard 




4th-7th May: Yosemite National Park G+ Photowalk: Rainbows at Night
Photo by Jeff Sullivan 
4th-5th May: Panomeeting in Heidelberg, Germany


12th May: 4th Edition of the Annual Dutch Panomeeting 


12th May: The Catalan Panoramio Friends will meet today in Vic to have some photo-fun. 
Full details here.


17th-20th May: Panomeeting of the Czech Photo Community in Jetřichovice, Czech Republic
Czech Panoramio meetings group

Forum Announcement of the event with more details


1st-4th June: G+ Photowalk June 1-4 in the Eastern Sierra Nevada
Photo by Jeff Sullivan 


So as you can see the agenda is kind of full of very exciting opportunities that you should not miss. 
If there is any event you want us to sponsor in our Events Calendar, please let me know and feel free to invite me to attend too... I love traveling, taking photos and meeting all of you in the field ;) 


Happy trips! 
Posted by +Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Monday, March 12, 2012

Welcome to Panoramio

Photos of the World is what drives Panoramio. We wanted to bring it to the extreme and that is why our new Welcome page changed today to a much more visual version that will sponsor photos from Cool places, Panoramio Groups and the Panoramio Contest on top of a full page map.
Open a browser window, go to www.panoramio.com, grab a tea and discover the wonderful content created by the Panoramio community.

Go to “Explore” to discover more content, and if you feel adventurous Share your photos in Panoramio so everyone in the world can enjoy the beauty of your region or the places you discovered in your trips.

If you are logged in to Panoramio and want to visit the welcome page, just click on the Panoramio logo in any page and get ready to Explore!




Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Panoramio Contest of January 2012: Human Constructions

I am happy to announce the results of the Human Constructions category for the Panoramio contest of January 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by mjb_germany in the Austria. Scenery First prize
The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by Vadim Balakin in the Czech Republic. Scenery First prize
Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
You can see all the winners in the results page for January 2012.
Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of January 2012: Skylines

I am happy to announce the results of the Travel category for the Panoramio contest of December 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by marcelgeert in Dubai. Scenery First prize
The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by EARTH EYE in Kuala Lumpur. Scenery First prize
Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for January 2012.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of January 2012: Detailed nature

I am happy to announce the results of the Detailed nature category for the Panoramio contest of January 2012.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by DiazSprite in the UK. Scenery First prize
The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by EcoTrek in the South Africa. Scenery First prize
Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for January 2012.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of January 2012: Landscapes

I am happy to announce the results of the Landscapes category for the Panoramio contest of January 2012.

The First Prize for July is for a photo taken by dave-derbis.de in Italy. Scenery First prize
The Second Prize for July is for a photo taken by gorrillagus in the UK. Scenery First prize
Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for January 2012.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

View photos of the world with the Panoramio App on your Google TV

I came across the geo-tagged photos from Panoramio a while ago when I was looking up a place on the Google Maps. They triggered my interest and I immediately visited Panoramio’s website to view more photos. I searched for any place that came to my mind and saw amazing pictures taken by photographers who had visited those places and shared them on Panoramio. With Google TV and the possibilities it provides, I thought it would be cool to have an app to browse photos from Panoramio right on my TV.

So I made one! 



Check out the new Panoramio app for Google TV.
Whether you’re deciding about that perfect spot for your next vacation or simply want to go on a quick virtual getaway, simply hit Search and enter the name of the place:
The app provides a list of cool places around the world that might fuel your travel inspirations.
Use the carousel on the bottom to quickly and easily browse through several photos or start a slideshow and enjoy the scenic photos at a more relaxed pace.
Happy viewing!

Posted by Megha Joshi, Developer Programs Engineer - Google TV


Monday, March 5, 2012

Arctic Photowalk - Ilulissat, Greenland

It’s a great pleasure to be able to invite you to the first Panoramio/Google+ Photowalk in the arctic circle! On the 24th of March we are arranging a Photowalk together with Ilulissat Icefjord with special focus on Ilulissat Icefjord. At this time of the year the Icefjord is full of icebergs from one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world, Sermeq Kujalleq, and has since 2004 been in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We hope the weather will behave on the day, where we plan to meet in the early afternoon in Ilulissat, and walk out to the Icefjord and take pictures on the way.

Participants on the day will be given the details on how to upload their photos from the walk to this group in Panoramio, that we created for the photowalk. All photos uploaded to the group are able to participate in the competition with some very nice prizes, sponsored by Panoramio.
You can find more information about the photowalk on our Google+ Page, where we will also post the best pictures after the walk.


 


If you are from Ilulissat, or you are visiting that day, then you can sign up via our Google+ Page. We also hope our Panoramio members living in Ilulissat wants to come along.
We are really looking forward to meeting everybody, and to show the photos we make on the day. 


... and in Greenlandic:

Issittumi assileeqattaarniarluni pisuttuaqatigiinneq

Nuannaarutigalugu nalunaarutigissavarput nunami issittumi siullerpaamik Panoramio/Google+ Photowalk-eqartitsinissatsinnut qaaqqusisinnaagatta. Ulloq 24. marts Ilulissat Icefjord peqatigalugu Ilulissani assileeqattaarniarluni pisuttuaqatigiinneq ingerlatissavarput, tassani Ilulissat Kangia immikkut aallunnerussallutigu. Ukiup taamaalinerani Ilulissat Kangia sermimit iigartartumit, Sermeq Kujalleq-mit, nunarsuarmi sermimik iigartartut aniatitsinerpaasut ilaannit, iluliarpassuaqartarpoq. Taannalu 2004-miilli UNESCO-p nunanut eqqissisimatitaasunut nunarsuarmioqatigiinnut kingornutassiat allattorsimaffianut ilanngutsinneqarnikuuvoq. Neriuutigaarput ulloq taanna silagissasoq pilersaarutigaarpullu Kangianut assileeqattaarujuutigaluta pisuttuassalluta.

Peqataasut ullormi tassani assit Panoramio-mi assiisivimmut qanoq ikkussinnaaneraat ilitsersorneqassapput. Assiisivimmut assinik ikkussisimasut tamarmik assilissanik kusanarnerpaanik nassaarniarnermi unammisitsinermut peqataassapput, pinnatassallu Google-mit aningaasaliiffigineqarput. Suliassat kingulliit piareersimaleriarutsigit assileeqattaarniarluni pisuttuaqatigiinneq pillugu paasissutissanik amerlanerusunik Google+-mi nittartakkatsinni pissariaqarsinnaavutit.

Iluliarmiuuguit imaluunniit ulloq taanna Ilulissaniissaguit Google+-mi nittartakkatsinni peqataaniarlutit allatsissinnaavutit. Neriuutigaarpullu Iluliarmiut Panoramio-mut ilaasortat peqataajumaartut!

Naapinnissassinnut assilisattalu takutinnissaanut qilanaarpugut.


Posted by Jonas og Naja