Google Earth Panoramio Layer Gone!

Zach McGarvey

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I used to spend hours at a time scouring Google Earth's geotagged photos. In the past few days it seems they ended the service and apparently most of them are now lost forever, unless the poster manually transferred them to the newer, inferior Google Map Photos. What a shame, such a great resource now gone, likely because they couldn't figure out a way to get any ad revenue from it. I never posted to Panoramio but always loved the local photos posted, especially those of Chris Sanfino. Never met the guy but his photography is top notch, and his travels seem to have paralleled my own.
 

bobpbx

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Yes, but Sanfino's were usually correctly placed. I've seen many photos on that map that were not taken at the spot shown.
 
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I liked the old photos too because I used them as a tool to scout possible fishing spots. Find the new round blotches annoying.
 
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Zach McGarvey

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Panoramio was closed to new posting a while ago, but the photos on it disappeared from Google Earth in the past week or less. At least that's how it was from my end! That program gave me endless hours of entertainment on nasty winter days.
 
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I'll bet Boyd and Ben could make a similar thing here for posting photos on an aerial by just forum members.

I'm just say'n. I do realize it would take servers and time.
 

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I don't think it would be so hard to do this, all you need is photo gallery software that supports geotagging. A quick Google search found several of these. But remember, Ben got rid of the gallery at NJPB because he didn't want to be a photo hosting site, so I sort of doubt he wants to get into this.