We are very happy to announce that 360 Cities has moved from the “Gallery” layer in Google Earth to the new “Photos” layer. This layer is new, and contains images by both Panoramio and 360 Cities. It is also switched on by default, which means that our images will be available to a larger audience than before!

To view the Photos layer, make sure that you have it selected in the sidebar in Google Earth, as you see in this screenshot:

Then, go anywhere in the world… Panoramio photos are the blue squares and 360 Cities panoramas are the red squares. Sometimes there are lots of each kind, like here:



Easter Island (Rapa Nui)


Sometimes (but admittedly not so often) you’ll see only the red squares, such as with Matt Nolan’s panoramas from McCall Glacier and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

So, happy exploring. We are really excited about this new development, most of all because we know how many more people out there we can inspire to make panoramic photos themselves, and publish them on 360 Cities and Google Earth!


  1. marcelo says:

    Do the approval process changed? I can still see some red circles from 360cities and no red squares from photo layers on same spot.

    Anyway, congrats!

  2. LGuillo22 says:

    360 Cities is one of the coolest thing in Google Earth
    THANKS for that 🙂

  3. Henri says:

    Wow, among all those blue ones those red squares are just screaming “Click me”. Better start cooling those servers at 360Cities!

  4. Rafael S says:

    great things happens ;0)

  5. Rogério Isidorio says:

    Congratulations to all the family 360Cities!

  6. Richard Chesher says:

    Great news for every 360Cities.net photographer!!

  7. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji says:

    This can be better if google use them on Google Maps too.
    Cause their program is making profile 4 every place there with images of ponomora and explanation of wiki pedia. The 360 pics can make that profile wonderful.

  8. Steven Tung says:

    WOW…. Cool ! More and more peoples will know more about VR photography and this will bring the World even more closer !

  9. Oliver Kapffer says:

    The great red spots where more visible than the little red squares. But being treated on the same level as panoramio is a great success. I hope all we Pano-Photographers will get more hits on our pics.

  10. Hans says:

    That’s really good news, that’ll boost our presence in Google Earth!

  11. pano.si says:

    Cooool. Congratulations, good stuff!

  12. Tom Sadowski says:

    Very Nice! I have noticed that when zooming in on an area, Google Earth first shows the red squares before the blue ones become visible. Also the red circles are still available when checking 360 Cities in the Gallery folder. This is all very flattering. Thank you to whomever made this happen.
    Tom Sadowski

  13. Thomas Krueger says:

    That’s fine, congratulations to Jeffrey and the whole 360Cities team!!!

    Another point: Google offers 360° tours of shops with no costs to the owners. Are there any links to these tours available?

  14. Luis Pontes says:

    Well… everybody seems to be happy with this change. I agree that the change of “level” is good, namely because now we appear by default. I’m not so sure about the little red square… between dozens of blue ones. I think that the big red circle gave us much more visibility and identity. But… as long as it remains available on Gallery… fine.

  15. Cee Cee Mohazin says:

    Team of 360 cities net,

    Thanks for your new version through GE also and awaiting for the new intersting photos through 3D

  16. Arik says:

    Thank you, grat thing. But do the approval process changed?

  17. Niju Azhakesan says:

    It’s just awesome. Waiting for this for months!!!
    Am sure, this will make our life much easier! Keep up the good work. Now waiting for the UAE full Street View version in GoogleEarth.
    Kudos to 360Emirates team!

  18. Michael Higashi says:

    Very interesting post. Really a lot of good points. Very happy I found your site. Will bookmark it and check back for more info.

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  20. M yaseen from karachi pakistan says:

    I felt very good team in the 360 cities in the automatic Google earth start has caused the image displayed ia m very like thank you very much the 360 cities taem

  21. civin2 says:

    Congratulations to you on this proposal, most of the truly remarkable

    But had several questions:
    1 – What does your site location http://www.panomonkey.Com?
    2 – Will I receive any message from you in case there is any error in the image?
    3 – Please attach a picture of how to download photos from your web site of the first and even the other
    Thank you for your cooperation

  22. fernando vieira says:

    wonderful seen, I have of one of the most interesting churches
    in Kiew.
    BUt there is a lot of great construtions in Russia.

  23. maher zaky says:

    Great news for every 360Cities.net photographer!!!!!

  24. morteza says:

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    d from IRAN phone numbre 0098915-110-6905

  25. Parviz says:

    Intresting and masterwork !

  26. Eser GÜNAY says:

    bence de 360 cities çok güzel, hatta mükemmel bişey. Fakat ben buraya nasıl fotoğraf gönderilir bilemiyorum. Bu konuda bana yardımcı olursanız çok sevinirim.

  27. konsoulito says:

    Nice work! 360 cities is one of the best sites to look places. I will post a review in my blog for it!

  28. cmg says:

    It would be great if the Panoramio and 360 Cities photos were split into two sub-layers, so as to avoid the clutter that appear in many places now.

  29. Reno says:

    360cities is really great!!!I love it!

  30. tapan says:

    Congratulations to all the family 360Cities! tapanmallickdada

  31. trevor percy says:

    Apparently I am a member of 360.net. It is undoubtedly a free account as I know I have not paid out any money.
    I do not recall which password I used and the one I normally use is not acceptable to you.
    When I click on ‘forgot my password’ I am informed that I do not have an account.
    When I then attempt to create a ‘new account’ I am informed that there is already an account under that email address.
    There is obviously an error somewhere as all email addresses are unique in themselves an that is mine.
    I now would like to start creating Panoramics so it is imperative that I get clarification of my status.
    Kind regards

  32. tom says:

    What about google.maps? 360cities should be there to!!!!! 🙂
    When do we get that?

    Regards, Tom

  33. Alex says:

    Congratulations to all of this beautiful event!:)