November 14, 2010
Google LatLong has announced that there is a new layer in Google Earth titled “Photos.” From their description, it seems that the Panoramio and 360cities.net layers have been merged into this new one. However, 360Cities is still present under the Gallery, as well as the Gigapan photos. I had difficulty copying some of the new placemarks under the Photos layer into My Places. For classroom assignments, I like having students utilize the existing placemarks in Google Earth with their projects. It will be interesting to see what the students think of this new layer and access to additional photos.