Monday, April 14, 2008

Personal Photographer RSS

There are now individual contributor feeds for all the photographers that add 360 panoramas to Panoramic Earth. These are found in the photographer's profile, and are a great way of keeping up to date with what your favourite panoramic photographer has been up to. It is quite possible to add the RSS feed to a blog, as has been done in in80clicks where the RSS has been placed into the side of the blog allowing visitors to quickly see what has been going on. Naturally, the best way to use these is to add them to an RSS reader. For those new to RSS, the video below is a good introduction.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Panoramic Earth RSS Feeds

Panoramic Earth now has an RSS feed, which lists the most recent images added to the site. The feed is available from the home page, or simply click on the RSS button shown above. Now you can easily be kept up to date with all the fantastic new 360° panoramas that are added to the site as and when they happen.

For the future, we are planning RSS feeds for each photographer, and are considering whether it would be useful to have them linked to each country.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Panorama of Dalai Lama's Monastery

Though co-incidental, the timing of this could not have been better planned. As there are protests and arrests in London and Paris over the Chinese treatment of Tibet and their own people as try to carry the Olympic torch to Beijing, a user of Panoramic Earth has uploaded a 360° panorama taken from the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here is the Namgyal Monastery panorama. The Namgyal Monastery is found in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, part of India. The Dalai Lama moved the monastery here when the Chinese red army invaded Tibet in 1959.

Thanks to Malcolm Etherington for this unique and timely contribution to the site.

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