Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2700 Panoramas

Panoramic Earth now has 2700 panoramas from all over the earth. The latest image, submitted by Robin Wilson, is a beautiful 360 panorama from Tolsta Bay, an isolated by on the Isles of Lewis, one of the Western Isles, and part of the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

360 panorama of Tolsta Bay on Isle of Lewis by Robin WilsonTolsta Bay panorama (c) Robin Wilson - All rights reserved.

Robin has spent a lot of time photographing this part of Scotland, and his panoramas reflect the care and dedication he has to this part of the world. This picture is stunning, capturing dramatic storm clouds over the island to the south with a massive double rainbow hanging over the beach. To the north, the sun is shining once again, clearly visible over the still ocean in late afternoon.

Find and View Recent Panoramas with Ease

Today we made some changes to Panoramic Earth which will make viewing the recent panoramas added to the site easier to find and follow. On the homepage there are now links to the recent images, displaying them as either a list of recent panoramas or as thumbnail previews of the pictures. These links are found at the top of the 8 most recent panoramas shown on the homepage (the link here will take you to our thumbnail previews):

recent panorama listing on homepage
One will take you to a Photo View table with thumbnails of the images and, unlike before, you can easily browse back through the site additions right to the very first panoramas (from London):

Image showing Photo View table of Recent Panoramas
You can easily select the List View, which will just show the titles of the latest pictures:

Picture of List View table of Recent Panoramas
Links from both will take you to the specific page showing the panorama linked to it's Google map, or to the wider geographical region in which the picture was taken. This should make exploring the world through Panoramic Earth a little easier.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Panoramas from Adelaide

Victoria Square in Adelaide 360 panorama imageAdelaide Victoria Square panorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

There are now over 50 panoramas from Adelaide on Panoramic Earth. This is the main city of South Victoria in Australia and shows images from both central Adelaide and some of the surrounding beaches (such as Glenelg Beach).

Glenelg Beach Panorama ImageGlenelg Beach panorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

The list of images on the site can be found either in the Adelaide panorama index, which lists the images by category, or by an Adelaide panorama search, which lists all images alphabetically.

Adelaide Central Market Panorama imageAdelaide Central Market panorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

New Panoramas on Panoramic Earth