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Publish Your Photos on Google Earth

This is from Earthling, my nephew, who works at GoogleEarth, about contributing to the content layer of GE:

“Okay, it’s not technically Google Earth, and we don’t accept pictures that are too personal, but this can be done. I don’t know if you’ve played with the Panoramio layer in Google Earth (it’s on by default), but if you click the little blue and white circles that look like compasses, up pops a photo someone took. Its a lot of fun browsing these, they are by far the most popular layer we have.

How do you upload your photos? Go to and make an account and just start uploading. In order for them to eventually display in Google Earth, you need to give them a location. To do this, start uploading a file, then click the Map this Location button, enter a city name, pick the country/state from a list, and it show you a google map of the location. You can navigate in this just like on Google Maps, and when you find the spot where you took your picture, just double click on it.

The upload time takes a long time… so I don’t know how performance will be. Also, we (Google) don’t display photos of just people anymore. They will simply be removed from the feed panoramio sends Google. The layer is not real time, it gets refreshed every month or so.”

My comment: I uploaded a photo to Panoramio and it didn’t take me much time at all, even with my unreliable QualityNet connection. But just as with WordPress, I downsized the pixels in the photo considerably.

January 23, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Geography / Maps, GoogleEarth, Kuwait, Lumix, Photos


  1. Update – The panoramio layer in Google Earth has been updated. They went from 80,000 photos to 400,000 photos.

    Comment by Spath | February 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Good Morning, Spath, and thanks for your information!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. this is in TAPARPOR in my home

    Comment by BLUEMAN | May 5, 2008 | Reply

  4. Need help. I want to transfer a photo from Panoramio to a place in the google planet. I try and try but I cannot find the way. Any help?

    Comment by Rodolfo | June 20, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by Zohaib Jarwar | June 22, 2009 | Reply

    • Janab Zohaib sahab,

      Please mujhe ap batayen k may google map par apni pic kese upload kron? kya ap thori help kr sakte hain? may ap ke reply ka wait kr raha hn.

      Comment by zahid4942 | August 28, 2010 | Reply

  6. Rodolfo, did you read the instructions, above? As the file is uploading, you click on MAP THIS LOCATION, enter the city/state/country name you are uploading for, they will show you a map, you click on the map where you want your photo to show. I did it. Just do it! 🙂

    You can upload a photo to Google Earth through Panoramio, by clicking on the blue type in the article, Zohaib. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. hy i’m Emmanuel

    Comment by Emmanuel | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. how can i see pictures in google earth??
    i uploaded my pics to Panoramio,mapped it and they said the pic is selected for Google Earth. But when i try to access it by GE it does not show up anything.using the link provided by Panoramio i could only see the pic in Temporary places…. Please tell me how can i see them in GE from any computer…Please mail.

    Comment by Amita | October 10, 2010 | Reply

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