Mygreatworld Com - A Free Photo-Community With A New Approach Opens To The Public

Released on: February 13, 2008, 4:29 am

Press Release Author: Thorsten Scherff

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: opens a new service, combining Visual
Impressions of a spot with Recommendations and a powerful Database-Technology.

Press Release Body: Haan, Germany, Feb 13, opens a new
service, combining Visual Impressions of a spot with Recommendations and a powerful
Database-Technology. Welcoming actual pictures as well as older captures users
worldwide are invited to illustrate the present appearance and chronological change
of any place on earth. is a newly launched webservice for photo-enthusiasts around the
world and those interested in the constant changes through architecture,
town-planning or tourism.

Photos are often the reminder of happy moments and beautiful locations -- or they
might be the visual proof of unexpected or lamentable conditions. They can be
masterpieces of perspective and composition and carrier of strong emotions. This way
or the other they are in good hands at the MyGreat-Project.

And by means of an advanced database-technology, photos can also become an archive
of time and place and a witness of change and development.

Ten years ago Moscow was a different place than today. So was New York or even
The change of a place and its surrounding area, as it appears today, is sometimes
subtle (and sometimes not). It becomes obvious by comparing the chronological
advancement in housing and construction and the varying styles in design and
architecture. The further an observer is travelling back in time the more evident
growth and progress become. This might be fortunate -- but it is not by default.

Combining these different approaches (to a vast mass of digital photography laying
dormant on harddrives around the globe), opens up its services
to the community these days to build a worldwide online-database of literally any
spot on earth. Even the very streets users are living in are subject to continuous
changes - and to make these trends visible is one of the goals of

Also, photos & information from residents and those who know a certain spot are
always welcome, both, to make the best out of a trip and not to miss the secret
beauty every location holds.

Uploading photos to MyGreatWorld is map-based, fast and easy allowing the user to
add new spots to the database (cities, points of interest, landscapes) on the fly.
To make the database work, users are asked for the time (year or even better: year &
month) and a category their picture fits in best. Any further description a user
enters will be additionally indexed for key-words. The same goes for the photo\'s
title. Structures and designs are straightforward and comprehensible without
popup-windows or superfluous gadgets.

Retrieving information from the database demonstrates that offers
more than a mere pool of pretty pictures: The Advanced Search allows for
combinations of various search-parameters including the time of the capture, the
motive, the spot, key-words in title or description and even the filtering for a
certain photographer.

Users find at a solid framework to enrich with their photos,
recommondations and opinions. The site is a young project and there is a lot of
space yet to be filled. This also means users can still be the first to add a new
spot and to present the flair of a place to the world, the ambassador for a town,
landscape or favorite point of interest.

\"The site lives from the users\' engagement and from the belief that on an
international level there are no \'boring\' or unspectacular photos: The world in all
its facets is very well worth seeing and what\'s \'interesting\' is in the eye of the

Descriptions are fine. But hand in hand with pictures, they are better. And at users might use the combination of both.

When Marco Stuewe and Thorsten Scherff called MyGreat into life their aim was to
establish an open and non-commercial platform for every user to share his/her
impressions of any place on earth. They wanted to create a database for all the
international main destinations which would allow for a simple and fast access both
to pictures of a place or landscape and to user-comments on the respective location.

In the course of planning this project, however, they soon had to discover that
there were far more spectacular places in the world than they had dared to imagine -
... and that some other fields of interest would round up their database-project
nicely. Within a time span of just a few days more than 150 Internet-domains were
thought of and registered and are by now constantly and freely offered to the
community for the benefit of everyone.
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Thorsten Scherff
MyGreat GbR
Guetchen 7, Haan 42781
+49 (0) 7000

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Contact Details: Thorsten Scherff
MyGreat GbR
Guetchen 7, Haan 42781
+49 (0) 7000

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