Localize Bookmarklet - Map Your Flickr Photos!

Overview

I just spend some time to create a slim bookmarklet that enables mapping, geocoding and geotagging directly in your Flickr photo page. It works with all common browsers without the need for any extension.

Localize Bookmarklet

Main Features

  • Place Search: Find your place all around the world.
  • Address Search: Street-level accuracy for US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan.
  • Fast Google Map Interface: Smooth zoom, large controls, map/satellite/hybrid mode.
  • Fullscreen mode: Explore our world with maximum browser space.
  • Link in Description: Let others see where your pictures were taken.
  • Remember location: Your last saved view will be stored for later geotagging.
  • Map everyone's photos: Run the bookmarklet on geotagged photos from your friends.
  • Shortcut GeoCoder: Try searching for "nyc" or "10101".
  • Longitude/Latatide input: Map values like "N 40°45', W 73°59'" or "40.75, -73.98".
  • EXIF data extraction: Auto transform of GPS injected data.

Don't waste your time: Grab it here!

Installation

  • Firefox: Drag the bookmarklet into your tool bar.
  • IE: Right click and save to your favorites.
  • Rename it if you want.
  • Visit one of your Flickr photo pages.
  • Click the Bookmark again to inject the fancy code.

The bookmarklet uses dynamic scripts. So all future improvements will be available without any worry.

Supported Browsers

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera

Comments Welcome!

Like to post your thoughts? Do it at the Flickr Geotagging Group!

Sample Geotagged Photos

A random collection of my geotagged photos. Click them, to see how the map link could look like:

Some Explanations

GeoTagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as websites, RSS feeds, or images. This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, though it can also include altitude and place names. – Wikipedia

A bookmarklet is a small JavaScript program that can be stored as a URL within a bookmark in most popular web browsers, or within hyperlinks on a web page. Because Internet Explorer uses the term favorites instead of bookmarks, bookmarklets are also less commonly called favlets or favelets. – Wikipedia

Geocoding is the process of assigning geographic identifiers to map features and other data records, such as street addresses. You can also geocode media, for example where a picture was taken, IP Addresses, and anything that has a geographic component. – Wikipedia

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Testimonials

"Before I tried this bookmarklet it mostly seemed like kind of a pain in the ass. However, the Localize bookmarklet is so easy to use, allowing you to geotag your photos with such ease, that I'm really loving the idea. Great!"Livehacker

"Sometimes, you run across just the thing you are looking for. It's rare, but it happens. Your geotagging bookmarklet is just what I was looking for. Thanks."Otiose

"Very useful. This is by far the best method of geotagging photos on flickr I've used, very easy!" Teotwawki

"Very cool! I love the way it generates the tags automatically."RandomConnections

"Thanks for this really great geocoding tool, it makes it much easier to pick out locations."L. A. Price

"I really love the simplicity of your approach to geotagging."T.A.G / Tom Goskar

"Oh my my, this is a VERY slick little script, wonderful work."R.G. Daniel

"As they say: Kudos. Straightforward, precise, fast as hell."Luca Vanzella

"I don't have anything to say other than, bravo, thanks, and great work! "Derrick Mealiffe

 

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