Flickr Offers Geotagging for Photos

Posted on August 28, 2006

Flickr announced that have added Geotagging to Flickr photos. Now Flickr photos can be tagged to indicate where individual photographs were taken. Flickr is offering a screencast that helps people learn how to geotag photos and another helper screencast to teach people how to search for geotagged photographs. Flickr's map is powered by the Yahoo Maps API.

Wikipedia defines Geotagging as "the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as websites, RSS feeds, or images." The metadata can include latitude and longitude coordinates, altitude and names of places.

Geotagging is a new feature for Flickr but it isn't a brand new tool. Smugmug started offering geotagging support over a year ago. Zooomr is another photo sharing service offering geotagging. Services like Frappr allow users to share their location with others.

Image: Flickr

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