Google Buys Photo Service Panoramio
The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will help photographers geo-locate their photos in Google Earth.Google announced May 31 that it has acquired Spain-based Panoramio, a Web site that links photographs to the exact geographical location where they were taken. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Panoramio is a community-driven site that lets users store and organize their photos and display the photos location in Google Earth.
"The acquisition of Panoramio will incorporate that Web site, its underlying technology, its content, developers, and user community into the Google Geo product mix," stated a Google FAQ on the acquisition. "Panoramio will add interesting, useful content to Google products and will bolster Googles engineering and technical resources."