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Panoramas that are selected for 360Cities can also be selected for Google Earth after our review.To explore the 360Cities library of stunning 360º images on Google Earth desktop, download this KMZ file and open it in Google Earth for desktop.

IMPORTANT: Cylindrical panoramas (panoramas that are not fully spherical) will not be selected for Google Earth.

These panoramas will NOT be selected for Google Earth:

  • Panoramas that are not selected for public display on 360Cities.
  • Interior spaces with no or little visibility to the outside. This includes hotel rooms, shopping malls, offices, apartments, etc. Exceptions are usually made for wide perspectives inside places of worship, and occasionally for other interiors that are exceptionally remarkable and beautiful.
  • Trade shows, expositions and similar events
  • Family, personal or posed shots. Generally, panoramas with people will not be selected unless the people are an unavoidable part of the location.
  • Cave interiors and/or confined spaces that don't show a place on earth or are uninteresting, poorly lit, etc.
  • Nudity / obscenity / inappropriate content
  • Political demonstrations
  • Concerts, festivals and similar events
  • Exception: Festival images may be considered if they do not show many people. If several images of the same event are published, usually only one or two (if eligible) will be selected.
  • Exception: City street parades and other similar events may be considered if people are not posing, the location is famous for that event, and if it is a repeating event.

Technical aspects of images that are NOT permitted:

  • Panoramas that have a logo on the zenith (the top of the pano).
  • Panoramas with a very large, unattractive or inappropriate nadir logo.
  • Abstract panoramas or ones highly modified from the original image.
  • "Extreme HDR" or otherwise strongly stylized panoramas.
  • Panoramas with the resolution of less than 6000x3000 pixels.
  • Panoramas that are too dark or too light, blurry, or panoramas with some technical problems.

Are you waiting too long for your panorama to be reviewed?

Upgrade to PLUS account or above to support our review team. Paid accounts have a higher priority in the review queue (PRO and COMPANY accounts have the top priority). We guarantee the review for all paid account panoramas within 7 days but usually this happens within 1-2 days! Learn more about the review process.

How long does it take before my panoramas appear on Google Earth via the 360Cities KMZ file?

Each of your published panoramas is reviewed before it is added to the 360Cities KMZ file to be displayed in Google Earth. This can take a week or sometimes more (in rare cases 1-2 months) if you have a free account since we are giving priority to paid accounts.

Can a panorama be changed (moved on map, its title or description edited or switched with a new image) after it has been added to the 360Cities KMZ file?

Yes but it will have to be reviewed again which could result in its disappearance it from the KMZ file. Learn how to upload a better version of your panorama.

What if my panorama has not been selected for inclusion in the 360Cities Google Earth KMZ file?

If your panorama hasn't been selected and you are sure that the photo follows the above guidelines, you can post a question in our 360Cities Forum and we will review the panorama again.

Your panoramas can have these statuses:

Google Earth Status: Selected

The review team has reviewed your panorama and approved it for inclusion in the 360Cities KMZ file on Google Earth.

Google Earth Status: Not Selected

The review team has reviewed your panorama but has not selected it for inclusion in the 360Cities KMZ file on Google Earth. This can be for a number of reasons (see below).

Google Earth Status: Not Yet Reviewed

Your panorama is still in the review queue.

See also: Viewing panoramas in Google Earth

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