Panoramio Reaches 1 Million Photos

Panoramio Photos in Google EarthThe popular photo mapping and storage site Panoramio has very quickly reached 1 million photos in their database. Mostly thanks to being included as a default layer in Google Earth under the Geographic Web layer last October (see the graph in their blog post). Panoramio can be used with our without Google Earth. Currently there are over 400,000 photos in the Google Earth layer – Google updates the new layer with the photo database from Panoramio once a month. This means nearly 600,000 photos were added in the last month!
Related: Earlier article on Panoramio at GEB.

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. william Robb says:

    Having trouble accessing Panoramio website. I would like to upload a few pictures but can’t get ‘on’.

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