Photo sharing via Google Maps

Photos shared with geographic coordinates in Google Maps are viewed many, many more times than those in other photo sharing services.

I’ve contributed a few photos and 360° interactive panoramas to Google over the past couple of years. (My contributions are here.) I was surprised to see the statistics for them in an email from Google today.

I used to battle to get more than 100 people to look at a photo in my Flickr account: in comparison, this 360° interactive view of the path up to Dubs Quarry at Honister Pass in the Lake District, shared from my iPhone, has received 18,547 views since I uploaded it six months ago. That’s more than my most popular photo of all time on Flickr, which has been online nearly seven years.