Panedia Offers Georeferenced Panoramic Images

panedia.jpgPanedia is a content creation and licensing company, specializing in high quality georeferenced photography using immersive panoramic technologies.

Panedia offers three core services. Panedia panoramas offer 360 degree immersive images of “amazing places.” The service is completely web based, so users choose a location and can move around each position. Panedia’s Map service offers over 3500 panoramic tours cross referenced by Google Map. Panedia’s Wallpaper service is offered for $25/ year and provides (as the name suggests) panoramic wallpapers.

All Panedia work is shot individually by company selected professional photographers, with content focused on providing superior quality over mass produced quantity.

The Gold Coast, Australia based company currently only offers panoramic imagery from Australia and some parts of San Francisco, but will be expanding into Europe later this year, with the rest of North America to follow some time after that. The business model relies on licensing access to the content: all but the wallpapers are offered on the site for free, but the company is already in negotiations to license the content for use on third party sites, including tourism sites.

Immersive panoramic imagery isn’t new, however Panedia’s emphasis on quality is evident on the site, and some of the imagery is amazing. We’ve got 100 free memberships (worth $25 each) to Panedia’s wallpaper service. Visit the Wallpaper signup page here, and enter the code TECHCRUNCH for a free membership.

free accounts are all used up. The company advises that it doesn’t retain personal details of those who were unsuccessful in getting a free account.