Google is shuttering Panoramio, the location-centric photo sharing service it acquired back in 2007. The service will officially be ending on November 4th, 2016.
In addition to browsing the Panoramio website, the photos are available as a content layer in Google Earth and Google Maps, allowing people to visit locations around the world through photos.
Despite Panoramio having millions of users and a vast treasure trove of photos, Google has apparently decided that keeping the service alive isn’t worth the cost. After November 4th, everything will switch over to being read-only for a year to give users time to access and download their photo archives. After November 2017, Panoramio photos will be copied to the Google Album Archive.
Photographers can download their Panoramio photos through Google Takeout or by visiting their Panoramio account settings page.