Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mapping Your Photos with Google Maps

Since the introduction of the Google Maps API, many sites have added functionality that allow you to "Google map" your photos to the geo-location they were taken or where they may have location-based significance. This post will serve as a roundup of all sites that facilitate this or that help the process along. If I've missed any sites/tools that might be out there, please post a comment letting others know.

Sites that let you add your photos to a Google Map:
Flickr-to-Google Maps:
Google Photo Mapping Resources:
Example Google Photo Map Concepts:

11 comments:

Christian said...

GPS Photo Linker is another nice tool to locate your photos along GPS tracks and complete their EXIF data with coordinate information.

Anonymous said...

Yuan.CC Maps is another tool to map photos. It's a mashup of Google Maps,Yahoo Maps, and UrMap. Flickr users can use it to geotag their photos at one-click. It can also display GPS tracks on GMap to help users to locate their photos.

Gary J. Wood said...

The WWMX tools from Microsoft Research let you geotag photos by interpolating their EXIF timestamps along a GPS tracklog, or simply by dropping them on a MapPoint Web Service map.

I've only tried them for locations in Canada and the US. It's easy to use, and best of all, free.

Anonymous said...

wayfaring was a leader and used to be great but they have stopped supporting the site.

For example, they are still using API #1 (so no europe roads) and the server often returns error messages.

At one point admin posted that they had so many features that weren't used they saw no need to produce new features. When asked several times for a list of unused features (as we may have not known they existed),there was silence.

The developers have moved on and I wish them luck.

Anonymous said...

VirtualGlobeTrotting also allows users to attach their pictures to map locations. 1770 pictures submitted to date. Here is a typical example.

Alastair James said...

Hi there... We are about to launch our new photo / place mapping site: www.mapsack.com. Its kind of like digg for places, and we also have flickr to map integration. Check it out! We are only just in beta, so please feel free to contact us with comments / ideas!

nunovo said...

Zoto

Gareth said...

Picasa has a GeoTag option as well.

Anonymous said...

You forgot ZOOOMR! -- Google Mapping on almost every page! Geotagged photos.. this site is hot!

http://beta.zooomr.com/home

Check out this TechCrunch post:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/03/11/flickr-has-some-catching-up-to-do/

Sander said...

You forgot my site, http://www.kraagjes.nl/map :P

I try to add every 'daily' picture to the map. I'd be honoured if you would add my site to the list above :)

Geoslideshow said...

Hi there!

We build a new flickr to google maps app: http://geoslideshow.com

Revive and share your photos through geo-enabled slideshows.

You can create trails with your photos using Google Maps and Flickr!
Geoslideshow puts your photos on a map and gives you a ride trough the different locations where your photos were taken!

Curious? Take the tour: http://geoslideshow.com/tour/

You've got multiple options:
* Static: a Google Map with photos
* Dynamic: the map moves from one photo to another!
* KML: in one click you can create KML files of your trails.

Some examples:
* London fireworks: geoslideshow.com/b92178
* Singapore trip: geoslideshow.com/dbca5e
* San Diego visit: geoslideshow.com/d8f97f
* The Great Wall: geoslideshow.com/8ae107
* Argentina: geoslideshow.com/b704e3

Website: geoslideshow.com