Topic: Want your Synth Featured on Bing Maps?

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Today's announcement of the integration of Bing Maps and Photosynth  ( means that the best synths are going to get a lot more viewers than ever before. We've made editorial choices about which synths to feature prominently on Bing Maps, but you know your favorite cities and landmarks better than we do. If you think that a different synth should be featured for some place you care about, please make the case on this thread. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
tarmo888 (Over 1 year ago)
almostchristian (Over 1 year ago)
Something from Cebu City, Philippines. The University of San Carlos Talamban Campus Arts and Sciences Building.
MathijsJH (Over 1 year ago)
I'd love to have my synth added to Geneva. It offers a great view of the lake of Geneva. Just have it geotagged.
Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
thanks! these are nice. I've upgraded them. :)
chernenko (Over 1 year ago)
One of the most beautiful cathedrals in the town of Sumy (Ukraine). By the way, how can I have it geotagged?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Chernenko, when you are signed into your account and looking at your synth, click the 'Edit Synth' button under the title.

When you are in the synth editor, go to the geotag tab, browse to the correct place on the map, drag the pin onto the map, save, geo-align, and save again.
chernenko (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you, Nathanael. As they say, it's never too late to learn :)
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Chernenko - Nice synth, I just marked it as featured for Sumy.
Phantam (Over 1 year ago)
i wonder if bing will feature mine once i start doing them as i live on the small caribbean island of st. maarten and would love to see some of our local areas on bing maps, i mean theirs no real highres arials of the island, and on top of that no 3/4 view just means the islanddoesnt show much of anything on bing or google maps
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Phantam, if you have any pilot friends on the island who could take you up in a helicopter or plane, maybe you could make some aerial synths. They wouldn't show up the exact same way that normal 3/4 views do (we would still have to open one synth at a time), but you essentially have the power now to put whatever you want on the map for yourself.

Since flying can be expensive, if you think you'll get the chance to fly my best advice is to learn how to synth on the ground and once you have a firm idea of how you like to approach shooting things, discuss your method with the pilot and work out a flight plan, before taking off, that will meet your objectives efficiently.

Even if you can't make it up in the air, I'll be watching for what you come up with.
almostchristian (Over 1 year ago)
My first synth I did it when photosynth was still new. Also, the only decent synth in Dumaguete City, Philippines for now (I know since I did the other synth). It has 18 pictures and it still turned out well.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
@almostchristian: unfortunately, a period after an URL breaks the link:( So, here's a good link to your synth .
Almostchristian: that's a great synth of an interesting place -- definitely "featured" material. I just made it so. Cheers, David.
MET360 (Over 1 year ago)
Hey David, How are you?
This is our entry: Rockefeller Center, New York, New York.
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth Tino2.  I marked it as featured.
MET360 (Over 1 year ago)
wow, thanks! *again*
danmei (Over 1 year ago)
David, here is a synth from the very top of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, WI
nategraham (Over 1 year ago)
Hi David,

I think my Statue of Liberty synth might be a good addition...
curtw (Over 1 year ago)
AirPhotosLIVE's many aerial clusters  have synths from 10 ft to 1000 ft above ground level. More importantly we have been hitting 100% synthy with up to 999 images.  Very smooth motion and strong 3d clouds. Latest is literally above the National Mall area looking at the US Capital
Sailor_Boy (Over 1 year ago)
This is my first synth but I think it turned out pretty well.  It is taken from the deck of the Mirabella V (the largest single mast ship in the world) and features a 360 degree panorama of a beautiful bay off the coast of Antigua.
Neto (Over 1 year ago)
This is a archaeological site in my city, São Mamede, Brazil.
mcvulcain (Over 1 year ago)
La carrière de Borée

And some more, if you want :-)
mattaddington (Over 1 year ago)
We are doing synths in and around our small Minnesota community as a class project.  We would love for them to show up on Bing if possible?

Here is one of our first ones at our high school:
damush33 (Over 1 year ago)
Im in Matt Addingtons class and this is a synth of the k-w library
ricky_hochs_blake (Over 1 year ago) part of Matt Addington's class back of Kenyon Wanamingo school e-door.
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Matt/damush33/ricky, any Photosynth that you geotag (as long as it meets a minimum quality bar - which all of yours seem to do) will automatically be shown on Bing Maps.  Here's a link to Matt's:  (I notice that the geotag isn't very accurate, as I suspect that your school, is not, in fact, in a lake :-).  damush33 and ricky - your Photosynths won't show up unless you geotag them.  To add a geotag just goto your synth, make sure you're signed in, click the edit button, and go to the geotag tab.  Once you've added the geotag it will take about two hours to appear on Bing Maps.  

Have fun with your project and let us know if you have any more questions.  Tony.
Deifell (Over 1 year ago)
Can you add this photosynth to San Francisco. It is of Andy Goldsworthy's "Spire" in the Presidio

Thanks! Tony
Briando (Over 1 year ago)   #1 dayspa in the United States in Sedona Arizona
Briando (Over 1 year ago)   Seguaro National Park near Tusson brainer......come on......
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Briando, you stand a better chance if at least 25% of your photos matched each other (25% synthy or better). 

You can more or less guarantee that Photosynth will match the photos if you are careful to give it angles which don't differ from each other by much.
trinisynth (Over 1 year ago)
This is a Port of Spain, Trinidad street view looking at the Waterfront Hotels, including the Hyatt Regency where Beyonce is currently staying for her show tonight.
Tranceliner (Over 1 year ago)
This is the interior of St. John's Co Cathedral in Malta - This is the most beautiful church in Malta -
achillez16 (Over 1 year ago)
I would like to add my view from john hancock synth to bing maps. . i dont think
the other synth's have captured all the views from the tower . here's the link
tschareck (Over 1 year ago)
Taken on Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia, Italy. View of Fontana Maggiore and San Lorenzo cathedral.
benjsu (Over 1 year ago)
This synth is from last November's walkout at UC Berkeley.  It was a rally at Sproul Plaza that protested students fee increases and staff and faculty cuts.
benjsu (Over 1 year ago)
Didn't include the link.  To repeat:  This synth is from last November's walkout at UC Berkeley.  It was at Sproul Plaza one of the main landmarks (also the site of the Free Speech Movement Protests) of the University of California campus.
hu_daa (Over 1 year ago)
Oporto skyline (photos taken in February 2009):
jontlaw (Over 1 year ago)
I've added a Photosynth, aligned it to the map, but unless I link to the map from my Photosynth, the clickable icon does not appear.

I will be adding to this, mapping the opposite side of the street and hopefully getting some higher shots from some of the buildings, which will massively increase the scope fo the synth. I'll also do some closeups of the names on the War Memorial, to make them a little easier to read.
benjsu (Over 1 year ago)
Just deleted the synth I put up a couple days ago of the UCB campus, because I created a better, more "synthy" one here:

I really think it should be featured... captures a lot of the energy and activity on UC Berkeley's campus... at a historical site: Sproul Plaza.

Thanks again! :)
gareth (Over 1 year ago)
It's a bit of the beaten track, 540 Photos - 92% Synthy, I like it, but I’m a bit bias.
Mountains fiords lakes…
elentirmo (Over 1 year ago)
I've been in a gazebo close to my home. I've made some shots from the top, not the best, and not 360° (i thought up there it will cover the whole FOV, seems it didn't) but i'd be glad if you'd put it out on bing maps, as there are only a few synths from the area, like: my house, etc, but this place is a stop of a hiking-road. I have geoaligned the images. the link is:

jontlaw (Over 1 year ago)
Here's an expanded version of The Parade in Leamington Spa
carl3mr (Over 1 year ago)
can you please add this synth of hexham abbey it is geotagged & alligned. I shot this over many weeks & have covered alot of angles & distances. It is also 99% synthy. Thanks Carl3mr
jan_p (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Please add this 360°panoramic view of the village of Heks, Belgium. It has been made on top of the church tower when it was in a restoration phase. A once in a lifetime opportunity. The village is very well know for its castle and gardens.
back_p (Over 1 year ago)
hi! i've made a synth of the "red bull arena" in salzburg (austria)
IndianaJ (Over 1 year ago)
We just returned from Haiti and posted a synth of the crumbling downtown area from a closer perspective. It kind of give you a closer feel to what it's like there today:
waijye (Over 1 year ago) From Singapore, Sembawang Park with beach, for jogging, cycling, fishing, dining and camping.
gtolan (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, I have completed two synths for Ireland, Dublin, Skerries. The synths are for two locations – Skerries Monument on the main street and also Skerries Harbour. Both of them turned out quite well and I am sure you will take time to consider tagging them to the map view. I will be completing more synths of Skerries in the coming weeks and months and hopefully these can also be published and tagged to a map view.
Here are the links to the synths
Skerries Harbour:
Skerries Monument -
Photosynth user profile: gtolan
Panteren (Over 1 year ago)
Hey Photosynth team! Me and my family spent last summer at Møns Klint, Denmark, Europe. It's an amazing chalk cliff streching several kilometres that evolves quickly. I made a photo synth from the beach and I was hoping you could get it on Bing Maps.


nielsvink (Over 1 year ago)
These are some great photosynths for Landmarks in Leiden City Center, The Netherlands!

1. Hartenbrugkerk:
2. Marekerk:
3. Leidsche Schouwburg:

4. And beautiful Roman-Catholic church that is off the beaten track in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk just outside of Leiden City Center:
SeokChern (Over 1 year ago)
GaryMortimer (Over 1 year ago)
I'm getting happier with this one taken from a small UAV.

Fun adding to it and watching it build.

Its the first one to site on the world properly!
nielsvink (Over 1 year ago)
Some more great photosynths for Landmarks in Leiden City Center, The Netherlands!

1. Pieterskerk:
2. Hooglandse Kerk:
yooperjb (Over 1 year ago)
I noticed there are NO photosynths in Arcata, CA. The Arcata Plaza is a very popular social gathering spot, with a huge statue of William McKinley in the center. I took a 400+ shot photosynth that would love to see added to the bing maps. Check it out and let me know what you think.
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Yooperjb - all you need to do to have your Arcata synth appear on the map is add a geotag to it.  This forum is about selecting the best synth in an area to be featured over others from the same area.  If there are no other synths in Arcata you'll automatically be shown - if you add a geotag that is.
yooperjb (Over 1 year ago)
TonyErnst - I've added geotags to all my synths and none of them have appeared on Bing. Does it take some time for them to enter into the system? Most of them are in rather desolute areas where no other synths exist. 

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
yooperjb - Yes, once you add a geotag it can take up to a couple hours for them to make it out to Bing Maps.  I just looked and they are showing up for me now.

volume - We wont be exporting panoramas to Bing Maps until our next release.  This will be in the not-too-distant future.  Since you've geotagged them once we ship they should start appearing automatically
wsimpson (Over 1 year ago)
Please connect my ICE/Photosynths from Dublin, Ireland to

St. Patrick's Cathedral interior from Dublin, Ireland

Another St. Patrick's Cathedral interior from Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral interior from Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
paulcsc (Over 1 year ago)
My friends and I took part in the Student category of Photo360, a competition to create a Synth of Singapore attraction sites using Microsoft Photosynth. 

Here’s our PhotoSynth on Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple –

URGENT! Please help to vote this synth for the Student category’s Voters Choice Award, by clicking on the "Add to Favorites" button. Also give your comments, so that we can improve in our future synths. Voting open till 19th May 2010 (Wed), 6am (New York time). Thank you!
stemcg (Over 1 year ago)
sherwingws (Over 1 year ago)
I have a good number of geotagged synths around Dunbar Creek, in southwestern
Pennsylvania, USA.  The most popular one is at:
NW_Traveler (Over 1 year ago)
Cathedral of Granada in Nicaragua.  Right in the town square.
BurlingtonIowa3D (Over 1 year ago)
Here's something I created for the town of Burlington, Iowa.  Its part store, part landlord house.
bikenyakr (Over 1 year ago)
I created some synths and panaromas while vacationing in Alaska. They are of areas that are a bit off the beaten path. Featuring them would allow others to 'visit' them even if Alaska isn't in their travel plans this year.
  Leaving Seward Alaska:
  A View of the Bay from Otter Cove Resort near Homer Alaska:

  Three of the Kennicott Copper Mill

  And my favorite, the Worthington Glacier north of Valdez Alaska
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
I would have loved to have taken more photographs of this Japanese Garden, but my time was limited.
I wanted to convey to the veiwer of the photographic synth, a sense of walking through and actually "being there". I wanted to include the entire garden, Koi fish, lily pads and more detail of the beautiful plants. 
I still have the original photos, so I may go back and try to capture the entire garden walk through along with more of the intricate detail.
The point cloud turned out not to bad, but I think in this case, the photographs should be the preferred method of viewing.
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
I always do that. I forgot to place the link. Sorry.
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Another synth for your consideration.
A park statue which has been a part our city's identity for a long time.
I remember climbing on this statue as a kid.
To photograph this statue, I had to climb all over it again.
Understandably, I got a few strange looks from people passing by.
stemcg (Over 1 year ago)
Here's a panorama PhotoSynth of Buckingham Palace (taken from the Park Lane Hilton) which I've created from a set of 27 high quality professionally taken photographs taken for a forthcoming book to mark the London Olympics.
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
For your consideration: Part of a larger synth of the Myra Canyon old rail trestles- Myra Bellevue Provincial Park.
This synth was photographed on July 1st, which is our National Birthday.
143 years old and still a beautiful portion of this tiny planet we call Earth.
There is a lot more to this synth, and I will upload them shortly, after I take a bit of a break. As you click through this synth, I offer you a challenge. Try not to make a "chugga -chugga...woo - woo " sound like I did !
jimcseke (Over 1 year ago)
Oh I forgot to mention, the National Birtday of Canada. And here is that word we all love ... "Eh ?" and how about "touque"?
tarmo888 (Over 1 year ago)
I can't believe that nobody haven't done it there before
charliewallace (Over 1 year ago)
How about a synth created from shots taken on top of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France?  Emphasis is on the city as seen from up high - but there are plenty of spires and gargoyles.  Combines deep-zoom feel with many views. Lots of shortcuts...
charliewallace (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastic rainbow in the mountains above the desert town of Borrego Springs, CA, north and inland from San Diego, CA:

Also - here's a seadragon deep zoom of the same scene:
charliewallace (Over 1 year ago)
My best point cloud, with lots of spin points. Sea cliff above Torrey Pines Beach, north of San Diego.  The colors of layers in the cliff are visible in the point cloud!
Collin.Ashely.Hoag (Over 1 year ago)
I have a synth of the South Rim in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
henryed07 (Over 1 year ago)
I have made a synth, portugal, lisbon. Could you see if it is worth a link for Bing maps? Thank you.
OmniSynThesis (Over 1 year ago)
This is a Synth of the St Annabaai at Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. The starting pic is a view most commonly used to advertise and represent Curaçao.
I think this is a better one to feasture than my Synth of Keukenplein.
OmniSynThesis (Over 1 year ago)
This Synth is a 360 view over the city of Maastricht in The Netherlands, taken from the St Jan church tower at Vrijthof in the center of the city. Would you please consider to feature it on Bing Maps.
Niaws (Over 1 year ago)
This synth is somewhat different from all the synths I have seen. I tried to recreate the experience of walking through the old capital city of Malta, Mdina. It is by far one of the largest synths with 594 photos and 100% synthy. I really appreciate if you could consider to feature it on Photosynth first page and Bing Maps. Thank you :)
Niaws (Over 1 year ago)
In addition to my previous post I would like to thank you for publishing my Grand Harbour of Malta HDR panorama on the first page of I was really happy with the numerous views and positive comments. It goes without saying, can you consider adding this panorama to Bing Maps too. Thanks and keep this innovation momentum going.
Hi Guys,

I've recently started an Aerial Photography business from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

I've just come across Photosynth and am really blown away by what it can do. It is a fantastic introduction to Photogrammetry and good fun too.

It's looking like my work lends itself quite well to Photosynth.

Here's some work I did in York, United Kingdom. Hopefully this is the sort of thing you want. Please let me know.

I have some more that I'll release once I get permission from my customers.
FotoMaher (Over 1 year ago)
Here is one synth. How can I put it on Bing Maps?
LarryS (Over 1 year ago)
downtown Tulsa, fall morning fall makes it look like Seattle
LarryS (Over 1 year ago)
Starbucks at Pike Place Market downtown Seattle
volume (Over 1 year ago)

germany - wolfenbüttel - lower saxony

my first 360x180 panorama
BJSeattle (Over 1 year ago)
180 degree view of the Puget Sound with Seattle, Bellevue, Smith Tower, Columbia Center, Space needle, Olympic Mountains, I90 Bridge, 520 bridge, University of Washington stadium all from the New Castle Golf Course.
dumindu (Over 1 year ago)
A view of the University of Moratuwa ,Sri Lanka from IT faculty building...
Ian_Dollery (Over 1 year ago)
Here is a view of the Palias Theatre in Melbourne. I hope people will like this one as there are very few Australian Photosyths so far.
salea (Over 1 year ago)
Medieval fortress in Smederevo, Serbia (15th century)
edjcox (Over 1 year ago)
Requesting you add my photsynth of Glenmont (Thomas Alva Edisons home to the map. I think a lot more peope might visit if they see this interesting homes exterior.
Datedick (Over 1 year ago)
Requesting to add my Photosynth Panorama of the Dunes of Maspalomas at Gran Canaria, Spain.

Dunas Maspalomas - Terrace Riu Palace
RSPCAmacclesfield (Over 1 year ago)
Hello! I would like to request my Photosynth Panorama of 'Mow Cop Castle',  be featured on Bing Maps - it provides a breataking 360 degree view over Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, UK - very popular area for walkers, hikers and runners.
muxele (Over 1 year ago)
Would be nice if my pictures get published on the bing map
RSPCAmacclesfield (Over 1 year ago)
A request to add my Sunset Panorama of Mow Cop Castle, Staffs, UK
Taken using the iPhone Photosynth app
hikari10kage (Over 1 year ago)
traditional hanging doll decration in inatori hot springs izu japan
I took this photo by iphone app.
I posted for the first time.
SwissView (Over 1 year ago)
Proposal for Brugg, Switzerland (239 Photos)
and Windisch, Switzerland (648 Photos)
Both include aerial views and lower images and are 100% synthy
JuliusCardines (Over 1 year ago)
Eaton Canyon Waterfall, here in Arcadia / Pasadena!
kevinbunny (Over 1 year ago)
Here is one of Wightwick Manor an important historic house used by the pre raphaelite movement many years ago.  Its in the west midlands in the uk.
cmguthrie (Over 1 year ago)
I am working on a project that would highlight the ability of synths to allow full exploration of residual spaces that are unintentionally created when buildings and monuments are erected. In this example, I shot from under a sculpture on my campus (WWU). I am very excited on the prospect of this synth adding to this great aspect of Bing Maps.
iGOiAM (Over 1 year ago)
Potential featured synth: A view of SFO airport's new T2 (terminal two) lobby. -iGOiAM
iGOiAM (Over 1 year ago)
Potential featured synth: A view of Griffith Observatory. Thank you. -iGOiAM
iGOiAM (Over 1 year ago)
Potential featured synth: A perspective of Lick Observatory. Thank you. -iGOiAM
wilderwing (Over 1 year ago)
i am a student at st.pauls and a lot of peaple dont know obout photosynth and i want to post the baseball field on our school campus in mobile alabama. here is my synth.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
WilderWing, you can geotag your own synths and panos. I left some quick instructions on your synth.

If you want to be one of Mobile's featured synths or panos, here's your competition:
wilderwing (Over 1 year ago)
this is wilder wing how do i upload it to bing maps
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Wilderwing, you appear to have already followed my instructions, under your synth, on how to complete geotagging. 

We can all now see your synth on Bing Maps by clicking the map thumbnail under your synth on the left side of the page.

For someone who just opened and wanted to see your synth, but didn't have a link to it, they should search for St. Paul's in Mobile Alabama and then should just click on 'Map Apps' > 'Photosynth' and they ought to see your synth there on the map once they zoom in to the field.

Either that or you could just share a link to the synth open on the map.
jdelaura (Over 1 year ago)
I'm very excited and actually blown away by the response to my latest panoramic photography of the Cherry blossoms around the Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin.  If popularity is an indication, then please take a look and consider this for Featured on Bing Maps.  Obviously, the fact that it was selected to be featured on the Photosynth home page for the last three days has helped a great deal.

Thanks,  John D.
KDPierson (Over 1 year ago)
Hi,I'd like to spropse two photosynths of summits from the Seven Summits (highest points on each continent). Hope you like them, both are Geotagged to the summit on Bing Maps already:

Mount Everest Summit:

Mt Kilimanjaro Summit:
JohnWKnight (Over 1 year ago)
Well, this is my first Photosynth, and it's really impressive--or at least I'm impressed );

However, it would be nice to know if anyone else agrees:
JohnWKnight (Over 1 year ago)
Whew, I am in shock and awe.  I had no idea how incredible these panoramas can be:
Tai--Chi (Over 1 year ago)

Please check out my 360 degrees panorama from the summit of Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park, highest peak in Wales, United Kingdom.

Many thanks!
B.11 (Over 1 year ago)
Hi there, 

I recently visited Canterbury Cathedra (England), and then Eiffel Tower (France) and took a 360 pan from of both. They are unlisted because I did not geotag them, but if you would like to take a look, here are the links.

Canterbury Catherdra

Eiffel Tower
baumrasen (Over 1 year ago)
a great place in germany (with historical background east and west germany)
Mister_B (Over 1 year ago)
360° Full Sphere Panorama from "Saxon Switzerland" in Saxony, Germany
Mister_B (Over 1 year ago)
360° Full Sphere Panorama from the "Orangerie" at Park Sanssouci - Germany
Mister_B (Over 1 year ago)
360° Full Sphere Panorama with view at Palace Sanssouci - Germany
UserNameInUse (Over 1 year ago)
Spherical view of Bellagio "O" showroom theatre from downstage center.
AlKot (Over 1 year ago)
Very special: Agricultural Poetic Association of Development Labour Activity
(Community of Practical Poetic Altruists)
Made on unspotted area - Ukrane
Activists from this community took part in Kiev "Maidan" (Over 1 year ago)
Please Feature on Bing Maps;-)
Why arent there any Panos on Bing Maps, will they come later?