Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Victoria on Vancouver Island

Panoramic Earth has now added the Victoria Map on Vancouver Island in Canada BC. Victoria is the first Canadian destination to be featured. This gentle town played an important part in the region until the arrival of the rail network, when primacy then shifted to Vancouver on the mainland. Victoria makes a good starting point for exploring Vancouver Island, filled with museums, arts and craft shops. A lot of the artwork, glasswork and sculptures available here are of a very high standard and made locally.

Unfortunately, we were unable to take an image of the Orca pods that are in the area (for obvious reasons), but there is plenty else to browse through including panoramic images of the Parliament Buildings, Beacon Hill park, the Quay and the Empress Hotel.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Social Bookmarking Made Easy

SocializerMany people have heard of social bookmarking. This allows you to store all your bookmarks online through various services like linkaGoGo and In each case the user can create tags and other ways of identifying and sorting bookmarks into groups. uses tags and tag bundles to sort the bookmarks while linkaGoGo uses different folders to store them, some of which can be shared with the wider community and some kept private. This allows you to see and manage your bookmarks anywhere in the wold, and see what other people may have considered useful about the same subject.

The Socailizer ‘allows you to easily submit a link to several social bookmarking systems. Instead of having a link to each social bookmarking website, you have a single link to all of them.’ This is a free service from, and makes it much easier for webmasters to allow users to add bookmarks to their system of choice. Panoramic Earth intends to be adding bookmarking icons on some of the pages shortly.

New Panoramas on Panoramic Earth