When I uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr today from my recent New York trip, I took a look at the new geo-tagging functionality Flickr announced last week.
If connecting your photos to others’ and enabling other people to easily find your photos are important to you, you’ll find this very cool.
How it works is quite straightforward:
- Go to your own photos page and click the ‘map’ link.
- Select your photos.
- Drag your selection to a location on the zoomable map.
Another easy way for you to make your photos discoverable and connectable.
Well explained on the Flickr blog that gives you the detail on how it all works, plus links to a couple of screencast tutorials should you need them. Also, see the map FAQ.
And you are not the only one, apparently about 1.2 million photos got geotagged in the first 24 hours which is quite mind boggling.
BTW I noticed most of your pics were taken with a N70, I was actually surprised at the quality, really great shots in NY. I have an N80 which is great in daylight has pretty mediocre low light performance.
Flickr geotagging interface is brilliant, but Yahoo Maps coverage of most of the World is poor.
If you prefer Google Maps for mapping photos, Panoramio, may be interesting for you. Btw, you can later watch the photos in Google Earth KML feed, a much better experience than web based maps.