Yeah, that's a "nice" early Christmas present!
All useful information included in our
- conversation comments,
- links to other resources from comments and desription,
- favourite photographers and photos,
- links to our galleries, photos and tags based selections from other web pages,
- apps using API,
- official and user organised contests and their results,
- perhaps also this forum...
...everything's going to die and disappear, all in vain.
Thank you Google.
Thank you for the good time I enjoyed discovering the locations on Maps and Google Earth when planning, recalling or simply dreaming about the trips to remote locations.
Thank for letting me know some new virtual and also the real friends.
Thank for an education and a tutoring in the landscape photography I've got through this experience and with a help of the new friends.
Thank for all the thrill, learning curve and Panoramio experience from "Wow! My photos are on Google Earth!" through the discovery of the great photos in Panoramio Galleries and the photo games and competitions in the forum... to becoming a moderator helping others.
Thank for the meetings, either official ones organised by Google or informal ones we organise ourselves.
Big thanks to Eduardo and all other co-founders to make it all possible.
I cannot thank you Google for the way you handle Panoramio in last 3 years and how you finally resolve the "migration".
Although I read between the lines of the last (previous) official announcement by James Therrien
that there will not be much effort to migrate all of our content and give us better, more flexible, more social, "brighter and more shining" tool to share our photos on maps... and as I observed "advancing" development of Maps - Your Contribution, Google Photos and Local Guides programme... despite all of that I remained loyal contributor to Panoramio, with a false hope in a miracle. It did not happened.
I have to take a break and cool off period to decide, if I leave with all my photos (read: if I should delete them all), or if it is better for me and my friends to keep them buried somewhere in Photos gallery.
Perhaps... it is also our fault that the popularity of Panoramio declined recently. Perhaps we shall interact and promote more this service, which used to be the breaking one. But most of all, we are the hobbyists and not the marketers. And it's hard to promote the service, which is for three years broken and without dedicated admins.
Perhaps I shall revive my account on ipernity or Flickr (or other photo sharing site), but there is no service which provide such a excellent combination of maps and photos for me. Hard decision.
So hello and good bye Daniela, Herman, Draken, Matthew, Alex, Ihor, Andre, Alexandru, Mimi, Roar, Nick, Larry, Agneta, Amelia, Gudrun, Herb, Rob, David, JBM and many others (to name a few only...). Hope to see and meet you not only on the map.