Learn more about Google Maps COVID-19 updates.

/maps/community?hl=en
/maps/community?hl=en
1/30/18
Original Poster
Tolga Davaz

What happened to Google earth old panoramio photos that users uploaded?

In 29.01.2018 (yesterday) panoramio has retired (the way google say it), but what happened to the photos we saw in google earth (photos that uploaded by other users and shown by panoramio layer), those photos don't exist on google.maps, google earth is the only way we could see them, and now they've all gone. They were very helpfull about the places i was planning to go, or had information about roads (road is good or bad, raw dirt or asphalt). When i check the panoramio checkbox under the photos pulldown menu, icons of photos visible on map but when i click one; included imagine happens.
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.
Recommended Answers (3)
Were these answers helpful?
How can we improve them?
All Replies (624)
Noisette
1/30/18
Noisette
Hi Tolga, if you haven't already seen it, you can find the text of a mail sent to Panoramio users here. You've probably seen this too: http://www.panoramio.com/.

I'm afraid we can't tell you much more than that. If Panoramio members linked their Panoramio accounts to Google +, then their photos may appear in the new photos layer in Google Earth.  Looking at my own, I see that some do and some don't. I would guess there's an algorithm at work here. Google may continue to tweak it.

You can send feedback about the new photos layer via the option in the Help menu in Google Earth Pro.
1/30/18
Original Poster
Tolga Davaz
That's sad, i always looked those photos before i travel. i will send feedback then.
donnje
1/30/18
donnje
I have organized my travels looking for the photos now I am ruined :(
news system photos are very few compared to those of panoramio's system
jacksobrien
2/1/18
jacksobrien
It's a massive disappointment. I like to backpack so I can visit remote areas. I really enjoyed seeing geotagged photos of places I was going, as I could not find such quality photos anywhere else. Now, I get on, and they're all gone. Such a great resource, and Google just threw it in the garbage and offered a very weak replacement. 
Noisette
2/1/18
Noisette
Hi jacksobrien, I wouldn't give up hope just yet. According to the latest information it's going to take a few weeks to transfer all the photos, see http://www.panoramio.com/.  Hopefully most of them will reappear in Google Earth over the next few weeks.
618 MORE
Jezreel Dofita
3/1/19
Jezreel Dofita
OK, Noisette, we'll bring back all Panoramio photos in Google Maps / Google Earth.
 
This question is locked and replying has been disabled. Still have questions? Ask the Help Community.

Badges

Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community.

 
Google Employee — Google product team members and community managers
 
Community Specialist — Google partners who help ensure the quality of community content
 
Platinum Product Expert — Community members with advanced product knowledge who help other Google users and Product Experts
 
Gold Product Expert — Community members with in-depth product knowledge who help other Google users by answering questions
 
Silver Product Expert — Community members with intermediate product knowledge who help other Google users by answering questions
 
Product Expert Alumni — Former Product Experts who are no longer members of the program
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.

Levels

Member levels indicate a user's level of participation in a forum. The greater the participation, the higher the level. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level in a forum:

  • Post an answer.
  • Having your answer selected as the best answer.
  • Having your post rated as helpful.
  • Vote up a post.
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse.

Having a post marked and removed as abuse will slow a user's advance in levels.

View profile in forum?

To view this member's profile, you need to leave the current Help page.

Report abuse in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To report abuse, you need to leave the current Help page.

Reply in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To reply, you need to leave the current Help page.

false
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center
true
76697
false