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June 17 2008

Geotagging with Google Maps and Flickr

This is the quick way to geotag photos for those who don’t have the cash to buy a GPS at the moment.  Simply take your photo, perhaps jotting down a street name (if your memory isn’t too good), then cruise over to Google Maps.

In Google Maps, navigate to the location where you took the photo. Zoom in as much as possible. Click on the ‘link to this page’ link on the right hand side of the page.

You will be presented with a rather long url.  You need to copy the section after ‘&ll’. The ll stands for Latitude and Longitude.

Example Url:

http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=san+francisco&ie=UTF8&ll=37.823938,-122.370336&spn=0.003483,0.010396&z=17

Now when you add your photo to flickr include the tags:

geo:lat=37.823938
geo:long=-122.370336