Panoramio mainpage in 2011-01-12
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Panoramio is an image hosting service provided by Google. The service allows people to post pictures based on the location in the world taken. Photos can be searched by location.
- 134M of photos? http://www.panoramio.com/photo/134000000 (it works)
- There are gaps, there are much more than 61M (that was 2011...). Eg http://www.panoramio.com/photo/110000000
On September 16, 2014, Google announced they would be "migrating" Panoramio over to Google Maps. During the migration, site features such as comments, favorite photographers, and groups would be deleted. On September 23, the founders of Panoramio launched a petition asking Google not to shut the website down.
commons:User:Panoramio upload bot keeps uploading the freely licensed Panoramio images to Wikimedia Commons, for better usage as well as preservation. It finds about 1 % of the IDs correspond to an existing and free image (about 190k total uploads as of October 2016).
November 2016 closure
In October 2016, users have received the following notification:
Back in 2014, we announced our intention to retire Panoramio in order to invest our efforts into improving photo-sharing experiences directly inside Google Maps. In response to your feedback, we postponed these plans and worked to add features to Maps that better support the level of engagement that you have enjoyed with Panoramio. Today, with photo upload tools in Google Maps and our Local Guides program, we are providing easy options for you to share your photos with an active and growing community. As such, we’ve decided to now close down Panoramio. To make this transition easier, we’ll provide several options to continue sharing photos through other services. If you choose, you can also export all your data and take it somewhere else.
Because you have linked your Panoramio profile with a Google account, all your Panoramio photos will be copied to the Google Album Archive at full resolution after Panoramio goes away. These copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota. However, unless you upgrade to a Google+ account, your Panoramio photos will stop appearing in Google Maps. This is because Panoramio nicknames will no longer be supported, and all other photos in Maps are attributed to Google+ user names.
After November 4, 2016, you’ll continue to have access to your photos in Panoramio for a year, but you will no longer be able to add new photos, likes, or comments. Below, we’ve included resources to help you manage or export your data. You can visit your Panoramio profile to see what photos you've added. If you have already linked your profile with a Google account, your Panoramio data will automatically be saved.
1) Keep your photos in Album Archive
Because you have a Google account linked with your Panoramio account, we will automatically copy your Panoramio photos to the Google Album Archive when Panoramio is retired in November 2017.
Copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota. If you activate Google+ on your account, then eligible images and your View Counts will be transferred into Google Maps and will be visible when you sign in to Maps and access the Contributions screen from the main menu.
2) Export your photos to a local zip file
Visit takeout.google.com and follow the instructions there.
3) Become a Local Guide to keep contributing
To keep adding photos to Google Maps and engage with a growing community of photographers, join the Local Guides program. You can earn points and unlock rewards for photos submitted with a Google account when they are linked to a point of interest or business. Many of your Panoramio photos may already be counted.
If you prefer to no longer share your photos with Google Maps, you can delete your Panoramio photos or your entire account at any time.
You can delete your Panoramio account (and photos) immediately by logging in, opening "Settings", and clicking the "Delete your account" option. You can also navigate to this page directly by using this link. If you delete any photos (or delete your entire account) before Panoramio is retired in November 2017, that content will not be automatically copied to the Google Album Archive and will stop appearing in Google Maps.
Please see our Help Center article for more information and the various options you have to save, transfer, or delete your content. We’ve appreciated your contributions over the years and hope you will continue to share amazing photos with the world.
The Panoramio team
How can I help?
Running a Warrior
You can start up a Warrior and there select Panoramio. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may priorize another project.)
Running the script manually
If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.
The instructions can be found at github.com/ArchiveTeam/panoramio-grab.
|Some additional information|
| Don't forget to replace YOURNICKHERE with your nickname.
The number after
If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command:
If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (
Donating to the Internet Archive
Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all. http://archive.org/donate
Do you like our cause?
If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.
- Photo IDs seem to be incremental. The smallest ID is http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15
- Photos are hosted on http://static.panoramio.com
- The original sized photo can be retrieved at http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/ID.jpg
- The license of the photo can be retrieved at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/ID in <li class="license LICENSEABBR">HUMAN READABLE VERSION</li>
- The coordinates can be retrieved at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/ID <abbr class="latitutde or longitude" title="decimal of coordinates">DMS coordinates</abbr> and <p id="place">Human readable place name</p>
- Comments are paginated on each image (20 comments per page.) For example: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14748463?comment_page=20
- User profile pages are somewhat incremental. For example, http://www.panoramio.com/user/1 (a co-founder of Panoramio) but http://www.panoramio.com/user/2 doesn't exist
- Similarly, groups are somewhat incremental. For example http://www.panoramio.com/group/402000
- A directory of group pages is available at http://www.panoramio.com/groups/directory, but it doesn't seem to include all the groups.
- The URL for each page is http://www.panoramio.com/user/USER_ID/get_favorite_users?size=16&page=PAGENUMBER&type=user
- Each page has a next button. The very last page also has a next button, but it's disabled with the "ajax_next_link disabled" class.
- API page