One of the problems with native KML support in Flickr is that it only displays the last 20 geotagged images from the specified search criteria. If you want a more inclusive display of Flickr geotagged images, you need to use something like Metaltoad, Flyr or Loc.alize.us. Flyr gives you better granularity of control for searches based on tags, users, etc., and Metaltoad displays all geotagged images – good or bad – based on theA level of “interestingness” as determined by Flickr. Loc.alize.us uses Google Maps, and will sort according to date or interestingness. It provides clickable links for tags in its display.
Now there is a new player in the geotagging field. Supergeotagged displays all geotagged images in Flickr on its map. These are displayed as thumbnail overlays on a Google Map, and as you can see in the image above, the effect is rather impressive. Images in the same location are shown as layers, as can be seen by this image zoomed into South Carolina.
The display is very impressive, and certainly gets across the concept of geotagging. I wish I’d had this available when I was teaching my classes last week. However, as far as functionality is concerned, there is not very much “super” about it. Sure, it displays all geotagged images from Flickr, but there is no way to sort or filter apart from zooming into an area, and there is no way to export the data to a KML file. Regardless, I think it’s a great effort, and I’m happy to see more and more people developing ways to view geotagged images from Flickr.
[tags]Supergeotagged, Google Earth, Google Maps, Flickr, geotagged, photography[/tags]