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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
12 years ago3,381 views

Post alread over here ...
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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks!

ian [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I tried it. Yahoo maps are a bit rubbish compared to google maps, aren't they. Actually, they're a lot rubbish. I had a photo taken in Bremen, and you can't zoom in any closer than an overview of the city. In google maps I can not only see the building that I'd taken a photo, but the path leading up to it.

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The maps maybe rubbish for some locations, but the mash up works very well. It is easy to do and very responsive. I had a lots of fun yesterday tagging some photos and exploring the map for other photos. It has great potential for virtual tourists.

Tony

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I tagged a few photos today and the tiles (both map and sattelite) were loading very slowly.

Also, yesterday I told it to import all my old geotagged images, but I only see a few that show up in the map. Maybe this is because I no longer pay for the Pro account.

Other than that, I like how this is becoming mainstream and the tagging interface is pretty easy (although, I wish it wouldn't group photos together so often). Now I need to get a slave GPS unit to connect to my camera as I wander around taking photos.

Eduardo Manchón [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

If you prefer Google Maps instead of Yahoo Maps and the possibility of watching the photos in Google Earth through KML feed (panoramio.com/panoramio.kml), our project, Panoramio (panoramio.com), may be an alternative for you.

Eduardo

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

1,234,384 photos were geotagged in the first 24 hours

Thomas Wanhoff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It sucks. It's US an Canada only. The other world is countrylevel only in Yahoo Maps. Seems they bought the early Google Earth 1.0 data.

Phil Bradley [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Outside of the US it's extraordinarily poor. I'm not going to bother with it until they manage to sort it out.

ian [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I'm not disagreeing that its a good idea. I just think that its been crippled by the reliance on yahoo maps, which are too imprecise to be of real use.

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It will get better as Yahoo Maps gets better. As Flickr is a Yahoo company, I don't see how they could have used another company's map.

One thing I have noticed is picture locations show up inconsistently. When I browse the map, sometimes images will show up for an area, and sometimes they don't. These are in areas I have already seen images, including ones I have tagged. I'm sure it will get better over time. If that million plus number if pictures is correct for one day, there is a lot for Flickr's servers to be keeping up with.

It will be interesting to see how we will be able to filter in the future. I am interested in browsing a map to see pictures of buildings or scenery in an area, which there are already many tagged pictures of those things.

I am not interested in clicking on a photo indicator only to find it is a picture of someones cat or dinning room table, which there are also lots of pictures like those already geo tagged.

Tony

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Stewart Butterfield post on flrickr blog.. late last nite..

blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/200 ...

I had the figure right :)-

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