Flickr To Launch Geo Tagging Today Mike Arrington is out with a post today saying that sometime today Flickr will launch geotagging.
From Arrington: “Sometime Monday Flickr will add geo tagging functionality and search to its pictures.
Adding location information on Flickr is done through the Organizr, under the Organize tab. In addition to the “Your Sets” and “Your Groups” tabs in that area, they will add a Maps tab where you can drag photos into a Yahoo Map area. A marker will appear that shows the number of photos included with that marker. Once you have a location you can use the Organizr to search your photos and then drag them individually or by sets into the map.”
I will try to write more about this once it’s out and I can try it out myself.
I would assume that this would operate as a mash up with Yahoo! Maps. It will be interesting to see how this would compare with Google Maps in terms of the level of geotagging detail and functionality.
Update: Flickr Blog is now reporting officially on geotags at Flickr.