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Flickr geotagging is a big success

Flickr geotagging is a big success

Tim Finin, 1:00pm 30 August 2006

Flickr’s new geotagging feature is a big success, with more than 1.6 Million photos tagged in the first day. Geotagging a picture is easy — just drag it onto a Yahoo! map. The interface is well done. The search interface is also convenient — check out this search for boat tagged photos in Annapolis MD. Click on one of the numbered spots to see the photos. There is also a map for all of the geotagged photos for each Flicker account, like this one for our ebiquity photos. What’s even better is that all of this is available through Flicker’s API.

The downside is that we’ll have to go back and geotag all of our old photos.


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