Like many of the products that Google either owns or has created, site redesigns are coming. Panoramio is yet another Google-owned site that is participating in the redesign updates.
The new design incorporates more Google Earth and Maps, and larger images in general. The old design will still be available for members who appreciated the prior version, for now (or at least until Google decides that it’s time to move on).
Panoramio already enjoys the spotlight on Google Maps explore feature. The feature of Google Maps allows the user to see the high quality images in and around the location they’re currently hovering over. With Google’s penchant for BIGGER is better (at least with photos and storage space), this redesign will likely increase the both the contributions and user-base.