Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Geotaggy goodness

Yesterday Flickr launched a brand new feature that allows users to geotag their photos with location information, that then appears on maps for everyone to see. It's hard to explain, but it's a very cool feature - I just had a play around with it, and it's resally easy to use as well, like all of flickr. There's a great post on the Flickr blog today about the project one day later, which contains the jaw-dropping fact that over a million photos are added to the site every day. That's more than 228,000,000 photos and half a billion tags, all of which are almost instantaneously searchable. That's some pretty impressive stuff.

The maps for Australia aren't all that good at the moment, and flickr acknowledges that they've still got a way to go where the world outside of the US is concerned. But it's still an incredible feature, and it looks like it will only get better as time goes on. So go and have a play, and make sure you geotag all your photos - it'll only take a couple of minutes!

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