I love Flickr. I love Google Maps. Like a lot of people, I’d like to combine my love for these two tools by accurately geocoding my photos and then being able to see where geocoded photos were actually taken. I was frustrated that all the tools to do this either required GPS equipped devices, or clunky and less than intuitive interfaces.
Use gmap2flickrtag to create a correctly formatted geocode that you can paste directly into a flick photo tag. First position the google map accurately by double clicking on the exact location (zooming in helps a lot!), then click the bookmarklet. The code appears in the google maps search field, ready for you to copy.
Use flickr2gmap when you are on a flickr photo page that has correctly formatted geotags (example). Clicking the bookmarklet opens google maps in a new window with a marker at the geotagged location. Note: the flickr tags must be correctly formatted – some people use “
geo:long=” instead of the more widely used “
geo:lon=“. This will not work.
Drag the links below to your bookmark bar (or your favourite place) to use them. (IE/win users might have to ‘right-click, save favourite…’).
tested and aparrently working in latest versions of:
Still to do
Within the constraints of a ‘bookmarklet’, I have deliberately kept these as simple and ‘single-purpose’ as possible. Maybe one day, I’ll consider expanding/combining these into a richer tool that:
- provides some error handling (eg: for badly formed flickr tags)
- allows user to specify maps or satellite