Saturday, July 14, 2012

YouTube Videos on Google Maps

YouTube Videos Near Me is a Google Map that lets you search for YouTube videos by location. To search for geo-tagged YouTube videos you just need to drop the map marker on your location of choice and geo-tagged videos that are within a 2 mile radius of that point are displayed beneath the map.

My experience is that geo-tagged video maps tend not to work as effectively as geo-tagged photo maps. For some reason geo-tagged photographs seem to more effectively portray the location where they were shot than geo-tagged videos.

For example, when I select the Taj Mahal on YouTube Videos Near Me the results show a lot of videos entitled things like 'How to create apps for Facebook' and 'How to auto-forward emails'.

However the results of this location search do show some great home-made videos of the Taj Mahal. So if you fancy partaking of a little virtual tourism today then YouTube Videos Near Me is a good place to start.


Amit Agarwal said...

Thank you for writing about this app.

The reason why you see all these videos near Taj Mahal is because I have upload them and I happen to live just a mile away from that area :)

Anonymous said...

Googe map ?

Keir Clarke said...

Amit, I noticed labnol mentioned on one of the videos so I thought some of those videos might have been you.

It's a bit freaky that the first place I zoomed in on your map was your neighborhood.

@anonymous - thanks for the spot - now corrected!

Anonymous said...

Gowalla had similar problems with photos because it geotagged where the photo was taken, not necessarily the location the photo was depicting