1.: thousands of placemarks of mine will have to be edited after all (or most) of panoramio content disappear. (2nd biggest loss after PhotoBuckit's finger giving) 2.: was not GE(desktop) said to be let alone without any further updates? - since GE(web) has been launched I have seen at least 2 or 3 changes of my desktop client.
It's devastating for communities like ours. Promises given than taken away after a few years, If I could afford it, I would set up a cloud based photo sharing site, that we could use forever. let's hope I win the Lottery .
“I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”
I am really bummed about that. Does this mean all Pano photos that weren't linked to G+ (or was it GPhotos) will be wiped from the face of the earth? If so, it will be a terrible destruction of a valuable archive. Very few people who left Panoramio are going to see any notice about "changes," nor will they care about providing Google with their photos. I did link my accounts ages ago, but only about 1/4 of my local ones show up on GE. Not a big loss, but, still... There are plenty of new ones showing restaurant meals and people standing in front of pine trees, though - yay!
syzygy - I don't understand the cloudity thing, but will look into it.
1.: thousands of placemarks of mine will have to be edited ....
Indeed, I have 4,000+ Panoramio photos embedded in placemarks which I expect will all be lost content online. So many of those are in multiple files, I expect to need to edit about 6,000 of them. A decade of work is being destroyed by this Google change, and one of the most important web resources for archaeology research has been destroyed with the loss of panoramio.com. We now have to turn to the WayBack archive to use this tool.
I've prepared for the loss by bookmarking every Panoramio image I embedded. I also downloaded every one of the photos to my drive, so I can at least enable the images on my own devices. I'll only have to do a find and replace edit to substitute my drive URL for the online ones.
I agree with you, archaeo. It's really hard to fathom how they feel perfectly fine with wiping out a huge archive of material that can't be found anywhere else in that particular way. I'm already noticing that in my region (Klamath County), photos of the "flavor" of the location are becoming dominated by photos of big-box stores, dental offices and plates of food in restaurants. Mine are also on G+, but tens of thousands of quality contributors will never notice the newest announcement, will not have synced with G-Photos when Pano closed, so will lose their hundreds of thousands of photos on Google Earth. We all lose, actually.
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. - W.H. Davies, from "Leisure"
better than I have imagined as far as they leave the old Panoramio layer within Photos layers as it is now:
notice, by this site the photo is missing, but Panoramio photo title still remains! well, at least some consolation, that by the group of lost Pano-shots those had a title, some info will be available also later on.
other source of my 'not-so-sadness' is, that many more Panoramio users took the trouble to move -at least some part of- their photos to the 'new-place' than I have expected!
Thanks for Them!
... still, most of the old Panoramio photos have sadly passed! R.I.P.
What a huge disaster and loss to the internet Google has unleashed.
it's not "only" that! ......... for instance, the picture link is NOT usable on our proboard forum or on any forum!
I too noticed this. I also thought Google would automatically add my old image after I migrated them to Google+ but they did not. And the interface is nearly impossible and burdensome. I can't get it to work. This is an unmitigated disaster, a destructive blow to the internet. Even though the WayBack Machine stored Panoramio, the pages are no longer fully functional because no all links are working in the old pages. You can still see them and get the coordinates, at least. But you need the URLs to search them.
up til yesterday, three icons were available within GE Photos layer group. GMaps / Panoramio / 360cities Panoramio icons contained no photo, however provided very good help with their titles, which were still displayed if arrow was driven above.
now all is over: last remains of the Panoramio database has been exiled from GE layers. (also I have changed OP title)