Keep Panoramio Alive: Sign the Petition [http://tinyurl.com/pdbzfqe]
As Joaquín, Jose and Eduardo state: "For nine years Panoramio users have been carefully taking, selecting, sharing and manually geolocating 80 millions of photos for countless hours."..."They gave Google the right to display their photos in Earth and Maps. It is fair to ask Google to keep the Panoramio community alive in exchange."
That says most of it. More though, Google Views, without the Panoramio community, can only become yet another Google product offering further 'marketing opportunities'. I've not geolocated more than 700 images to generate profit for Google and its shadowy partners. I've done it for myself and for other people, i.e. the Panoramio community. If the Panoramio community is 'pulled' then, like Hans Sterkendries (70,0000 images), I will pull my photographs.