In preparing for week 4 of the Wednesday night class I’m teaching this term on Google Earth at our church, I discovered the website and Google Earth layer Panoramio. Panoramio is one of three layers which come with Google Earth under the top category “Geographic Web.”
Photographs are submitted by Panoramio’s users to be included in Google Earth as geo-tagged blue dots. In Google Earth, users can click a dot and view embedded photos which are located at approximately the location on earth where they were taken.
The current wait for a new photo to be approved in Panoramio is approximately one month. We had a question tonight in class about whether or not anyone could post any photo to Panoramio. The answer appears to be yes, anyone can submit a photograph, but there is not a guarantee that every submitted photo will be approved and actually show up in GE. The Panoramio acceptance policy provides more details about why photos are or are not selected for inclusion.
Another notable geographic resource we explored this evening was a collection of 23 three dimensional buildings created for Ancient Rome. These have been created by various individuals using Google SketchUp, and are examples of Geo-referenced models included in Google’s 3D Warehouse.
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