Panoramio is a worldwide archive of accurately geolocated photos. Uniquely the images are curated, to make sure that they contain something of (geographic) significance - so the archive is not overrun with irrelevant images of people rather than places. A further selection process results in the best photos being promoted so that they appear in Google Earth and Google Maps.

Unfortunately, although Panoramio is owned by Google, it does not offer the choice to search the archive based on the descriptions of the photos - instead all access is via places.

News item: Panoramio groups (2/9/11)
News item: Photos in Google StreetView (15/8/09)
News item: The most photographed windmills (5/6/08)

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