Ooh, Google Earth-friendly Panoramio has new features, writes Eduardo Manchon:
- Suggest new location: Since there are many people correcting wrong
located photos we decided to create a new feature called “Suggest new
location”. We will take a look at the suggested location and accept or
refuse it. This feature is only working few days, but already many
photos have been corrected.
- Photos with geodata in EXIF are automatically located in Panoramio.
You don’t need to do anything but upload the photo when it has the
coordinates included in EXIF. There are many tools to edit EXIF data,
but it is specially interesting since the last version of Picasa
includes a geotagging feature that adds geodata to EXIF.
- Map photos directly by coordinates: When you want to locate a photo,
instead of writing the name of the place and browsing the map, you can
type the coordinates in decimal or sexagesimal format. Now it’s just
available in the “suggest new location” feature, soon we will add it
to the upload page.
The suggest new location feature is a very nice addition; let’s just hope it scales well:-) I also like the implicit cooperation between EXIF-aware Picasa and Panoramio.