Flickr – Google Maps mashup ideas

Flickr is a photo sharing webite. One of the ways of viewing the contributed images is through a geotagged RSS feed. The photographer records latitude and longitude information detailing where a photograph was taken. Where a geotagged RSS file is available this can be used in combination with Google Maps to plot the images on a map.
Paste the address for the feed into the Googler Maps Search Box, as though it were a town or post code.

Feed for an individual photographer
http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/?id=11188869@N04&lang=en-us&format=rss_200
Feed for a Flickr Group: EOL Flickr group
http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/?g=806927@N20&lang=en-us&format=rss_200

Not all Flickr Groups have geotagged feeds enabled, unfortunately.

About Philip Adams

Senior Assistant Librarian at De Montfort University. I am interested in digital preservation and the use of data to measure a library's impact. All comments own.
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