Google Maps Add User-created Photos

This is a map view of the Cleveland Clinic campus with user-created photos from Panoramio -- a company acquired by Google a few months ago. You have to select the Panoramio layer from the front page of Google Maps in order to see the photos. This is similar to the Wikipedia, National Geographic and other layers which have been available in Google Earth for a while. There is no doubt the photos add significantly more information to the map, it almost feels like being there.

A Panoramio user even uploaded a photo of the Cleveland Clinic "information skyway": a series of 40 large TV screens which show photo exhibits with the goal of educating the thousands of people who walk across the skyway every day.

Image source:
Skyway Cleveland Clinic, Bohsain Ali, Panoramio.

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