Panoramio – Photos of the World

Panoramio Photos in Google EarthA few weeks ago, a new photo browsing network link was introduced which is filling the gap left by the currently non-functional Flickr Photos network link for showing georeferenced photos in Google Earth. Panoramio not only provides a Google Earth network link for browsing photos all over the world, but also allows you to quickly and easily mark a location on a Google Maps mashup where you took a photo(s) and upload the photo(s) to their database with a description. The service is free to use and was created by two guys in Spain named Joaquín Cuenca Abela and Eduardo Manchón Aguilar.
Once you download the photo browsing network link, just look at an area of the Earth you are interested in, and after pausing a few seconds, it will load photo icon placemarks from their database for that area. They currently have over 8000 photos in the database. Click on a photo placemark to see a larger version of the photo and description. You can even play with GE to try and find the exact position where the photo was taken by looking at the satellite or aerial photos and 3D terrain in GE. Panoramio is fun, and I highly recommend it. – (Digg Story)

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Really interesting, I like it

  2. Raimo O. Schmidt says:

    Great Idea! Congrats guys! And thanx.
    But I’ve got one small problem: I’ve created a panoramio account, uploaded my photo and in the end I’ve placed it on the map. But it was not in my Google Earth. How can I integrate my photo with Google Earth?

  3. Howm can other people can see my photo at google earth?
    to Raimo O: on your panoramio page, on the menu of your photo, you can see “view with google earth”, download the KLM file and open with google earth,

  4. Thera is other (and best) way to publish panoramas in google,
    Is to publish a flash panorama (swf file) as a photo (like panoramio do).
    I found an example for the instalations of Cisco Systems.
    but I don´t Know how to do… any ideas will be great because I want to publish in this way¡¡
    see this on

  5. it is possible that my published photo could be seen by all users of google earth.

  6. Br. Casimiro Kuypers says:

    Recently I have been trying to locate SENTANI (Indonesia Papua, but I simply couldn”t find it. Today I discovered that the word SENTANI should be moved to the west quite a bit. This town lies to the north of the SENTANI LAKE, and not to the east.

  7. Example of panoramio, landscape, nature, photography:

  8. Br. Casimiro Kuypers says:

    I discovered that the Word SENTANI (Papua) is still on the wrong place. When will it be put on the right place

  9. baserulain says:

    I want to see my pictures in blue dot but when I upload my pictures it appears in original form,
    What can I do to see my pictures in blue dot.
    please tell me more about this.

  10. It would be nice if they had this on gps maps

  11. l love it and am quite hooked on it… l love taking photos and love to share them…. l put my best shots up…and sometime l find that l am the first one to put photos up in certain areas……. l also love and appreciate other peoples photos..awesome site….. l even go to places where l have never been and also to the roots of where my parents lived…. new technology is soo awesome….

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