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:


  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

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

  2. Anonymous8:21 AM

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Anonymous9:52 AM

    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.

  5. Anonymous11:24 AM

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

  6. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Hi there... We are about to launch our new photo / place mapping site: 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!

  7. Picasa has a GeoTag option as well.

  8. Anonymous1:14 PM

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

    Check out this TechCrunch post:

  9. Anonymous6:46 PM

    You forgot my site, :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 :)

  10. Hi there!

    We build a new flickr to google maps app:

    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:

    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:
    * Singapore trip:
    * San Diego visit:
    * The Great Wall:
    * Argentina: