Fun with Flickr
I’ve had some photographs on Flickr for over a year now. I haven’t really done too much with the account besides upload a handful of photos every once in a while. This past weekend I finally spent a bit of time and played around with their map functionality.
To see some photos of Patagonia (that you’ve probably seen before in a Friday Field Foto) go here or click on the screenshot below.
You can also see some of my photos from around the San Francisco Bay Area — go here or click on the screenshot below.
I think Flickr’s map function still needs a bit of work. For example, I wish I could save different map views such that a viewer could pick from a dropdown list — some might be regional in scale, some might be very zoomed in. Right now you have to zoom in to different areas and then the photos that are within that area will show up in the strip along the bottom.
Once the photos are ‘geotagged’ in Flickr there are probably tons of tricks and tips for making other geographic visualizations (e.g., GoogleEarth?). I’m sure some of you know much more about this than me … feel free to leave a comment below.
Of course, you can find photos other ways too … I’ve been pretty good about adding tags to my photos as I upload them. Click on the screenshot below to go to my tag page and explore that way.
At some point, it would be great to get all my photos of sedimentary structures and other geologic features in there. Just need to find the time.