Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Geo-mapping on Flickr

Flickr, the Yahoo!-owned online photo sharing service, has upped the game somewhat in the increasingly competitive sector by launching a mapping feature this week.

Travolution expresses an interest here after showering the tool with praise earlier this year when we used it to host pictures from the Travolution Summit in April and our Travolution@ITT adventure in Oman.

Unveiled rather quietly yesterday on the Flickr Blog, users can now “geo-tag” their pictures on Yahoo! Maps.

When a visitor to a slideshow wants to see where a particular picture or set of images were taken they can now click on the Map function and, voila, a reasonably detailed map appears with an embedded Flickr showreel.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution


erin said...

What a cool feature, it'll definitely be handy for travel photographers. Flickr is ahead of its time in so many ways.

Heather Hopkins said...

Kevin - great post. Geo-mapping on Flickr is great. Can't wait until better maps are available outside of North America.

I just posted that Flickr is the #1 Photography site in the UK , whilst in the US, it was #6 last time we reported on it. This certainly supports additional investments in Europe!