Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years Photos on Google Maps

What? Where? When?

What? Where? When? is a new Google Map mashup that uses the Flickr API to show where in the world photos have been taken. It possible to search for photos with a particular tag and areas with photographs matching that tag will be shown on the map by a yellow circle. The size of the circle at any given place indicates how many photos were taken there.

You can click on a circle to see photos taken in that area, or zoom in if there are lots of overlapping areas. The photgraphs are shown film strip style along the bottom of the screen.

Via: Read Write Web


What? Where? When? is a similar idea to Tickr that Google Maps Mania reviewed last year. In essence Tickr lets you search Flickr by keyword and location. It is therefore possible to search Flickr for 'architecture' in 'Rome' or 'glaciers' in 'Alaska'. Or if you want to see how the world celebrated last night search for New Years Eve photos in different countries.


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