An often-underused function of Google Places is the ability to explore new and interesting locations that aren’t your everyday businesses. As people add photographs to the Places pages for different locations, Google has now given them a slick UI for browsing the photo galleries.
According to the Google Lat Long Blog, the idea was this:
With this new feature, you can easily flip through a whole collection of photos and find the sites on the web that have relevant pictures of a given place. Photos that have been uploaded by our Panoramio or Google Places users will appear in high-resolution as an overlay when users click on them. For photos from other sources, you can easily click on a specific photo to see more and visit the site it comes from.
So what does this have to do with you? Well the obvious answer is that Google wants your help. You can upload your Places photos using Panoramio, and get them included into the geo-tagged collection.