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Panoramio

Photos of the World
URL http://www.panoramio.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Photo sharing
Registration Free
Owner Google
Created by Joaquín Cuenca Abela, co-founder
Eduardo Manchón Aguilar co-founder
Launched October 3, 2005
Current status Active

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History

Panoramio was started in the summer of 2005 by Joaquín Cuenca Abela and Eduardo Manchón Aguilar, two Spanish entrepreneurs. It was officially launched on October 3, 2005, and by March 19, 2007, it had archived over 1 million user submitted photographs.[1] Three months later, on June 27, 2007, the number of photos reached two million.[2] is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On May 30, 2007, Google announced they are planning to acquire the website.[3] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG and LSE: GGEA) is an American public corporation, specializing in Internet searching and online advertising. ...


Merits

The whole idea behind Panoramio has the indisputable merit of providing Google Earth users the option of viewing readily available photographs of the locations being visited, thus greatly helping a more comprehensive appreciation of geographical, architectural, and touristic values of myriads of points of interest. Such photographs are contributed freely by swarms of travellers that wish to share their visual experience.


Criticism

Too often, contributing users upload worthless pictures of themselves, of their families, their homes, their cars, etc., or pictures having poor definition, lighting, etc., many of which get placed with no problems, and apparently without any quality control or content filtering by Panoramio administrators. Also, too frequently uploaders completely miss the exact placement of cameras, leading them to confuse users by placing their photos elsewhere but at the real location of the subject. Finally, Panoramio has never enforced any standards for naming photographs, so photos often get absurd names, having no meaning or coherence at all, in different languages (even in different alphabets), having mistaken or misspelled geographical names, and so on. For the Jurassic 5 album, see Quality Control (album) In engineering and manufacturing, quality control and quality engineering are involved in developing systems to ensure products or services are designed and produced to meet or exceed customer requirements. ... Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ...


On July 6, 2007 the Panoramio server went offline inexplicably. Anyone with information about the service lapse is encouraged to provide updated information.


Actually, in GoogleEarth, Panoramio has been inbedded into the Geographic Web function, so it shows photos the way it has done in the past.


See also

Zooomr is a website created in 2005 by web developer Kristopher Tate of BlueBridge Technologies Group for sharing digital photos. ... Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform, which is generally considered an early example of a Web 2. ... Woophy is a photo sharing website and an online community where members can put their photos on a world map. ...

References

  1. ^ One million geolocated photos at Panoramio.
  2. ^ 2 million photos in Panoramio.
  3. ^ http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/pictures-worth-thousand-clicks.html

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