Myron Kassaraba's weblog about digital photography on the web

Monday, August 28, 2006

Better late........ Flickr adds Geotagging

So I'm late on this one but the rumored geotagging features on Flickr went live today. Right now you have to go to the Organizr to access the map and tag your photos - I'm sure they will add more links to add geotags (like from a photo's detail page) in the future. If you have already added geotags, they are picked up automatically.

Once a photo has a geotag you can access it via a "map" link on the description page and a small window pops up showing you the location. One thing that looks like it will need some work (or bigger servers on the back end) is the map-based search which is a little slow to refresh at different zoom levels.

Overall, a very solid addition to the web's leading photo sharing community. Someday soon all of this geotagging will happen transparently but for now Flickr's geotagging is a fun and easy way to put yourself on the map!


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