google maps default layer - how can you get there


It looks like all photos you can see on the default googlemaps come from panoramio. Is this the only provider? Can I create a website for uploading photos and show them on google maps?


asked Aug 8 '11 at 21:43
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  • You have Google Maps API for that. – Gimp 12 years ago

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Yes it looks like it only accepts from panoramio. Google photos need to be reviewed by Google and meet its policies before they are accepted. And it takes about a month or so for it to appear even then. So I think it is unlikely you can have an app on your site that lets you upload to Google Maps. Panoramio has a web api but it doesn't allow uploading, only downloading.

You can find how to upload here - Google's policy is here - Panoramio offers free accounts and about 2gig of photos you can create an account here - Panoramio API is here -

answered Oct 1 '11 at 19:08
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