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It's about time, Flickr

August 28, 2006

The news broke on TechCrunch first, but it’s now over on the FlickrBlog: Flickr has finally added real geography support. I guess the only real question is – why on earth did it take so long?

I’ve only spent a few minutes playing with it, but it’s really good so far. They did a nice job with the interface, especially “clustering” photos together as you zoom in and out.

I’m excited about this. Our customers have been enjoying geotagging support for more than a year (see Tim’s post about it), and I know Zooomr’s had good support for awhile, too. But Flickr has lot more market share, mind share, and PR leverage than the rest of us do, so hopefully this will get camera manufacturers to get on the ball and make this a standard checklist feature. Let’s hope so.

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  1. August 29, 2006 at 8:38 am

    As is typical with Flickr, it’s a really nice UI — a smooth integration of the Organizr interface and Yahoo! maps. Soon there will be no more need for those “geotagged/geo:lat/geo:lon” entries cluttering the tagclouds.

    But Yahoo! maps is a big limitation for those of us outside the US. Even though they share the same boundary and road network data with Google (i.e., TeleAtlas and NAVTEQ), the latter has much better satellite coverage worldwide. I don’t think it sounds the death knell for loc.alize.us or blockrocker just yet.

  2. November 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

    LOL! these are great!

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  1. August 31, 2006 at 10:42 am
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