Introducing a new way to geotag

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03/04/2007 (Day 124) - Astride The World

Flickr’s great for exploring photos by photographer, tag, time, text and group, and it’s also great for exploring photos by place. Adding geo data is a way for our members to organize their memories (that trip we took to Europe last year) and share their experiences with other members.

Today, we’ve added an easy-peasy way of adding Geo data without having to leave the comfort of your own photo page. On the right side of your photo, in the Additional Information section you’ll see a new “Add to your map” link, it’ll pop-up a new map which you can literally put your photo on.

(If you’ve never geotagged before, the first time will take you to the organizr to pick your geo-settings.)

We’re also trying an exciting new experiment to let you be a bit more specific about where we say a photo was taken. We’ll not always get it right, so this is where the “experiment” bit kicks in.

As the odds are you know more about your local neighborhoods than we do, when you edit a location on the pop-up map you can also see other nearby options and choose one. Over time if everyone continuously tells us we’ve got somewhere wrong, we can feed it back into the system and update it for everyone else. We’ll all stand united, hands joined across the world, singing and taking photographs in perfect world geotagging harmony*, la la la la … [fade to black]

*or something like that

Photo by Kaptain Kobold.

Posted by Reverend Dan Catt