Technology really is pretty cool.
I’ve extolled the virtues of Flickr and Google Earth before, but now a guy by the name of Rob Roy has linked the two together with FlickrFly. FlickrFly adds a nifty little “Fly to this location” link to your properly geotagged photo. Clicking the link (assuming you’ve installed Google Earth), will take you around the globe and zoom you in on that spot on the big blue ball we live on.
If you’d like to check it out, grab a free copy of Google Earth and click one of the “Fly to…” links to see Sacre Coeur, Place Vendome, Thousand Island Lake in the Minarets (really cool with terrain turned on), or the Golden Gate bridge.
If you use Flickr (and why shouldn’t you… it’s free!), it’s now even easier to add geotags to your photos. There’s a new Greasemonkey script for Firefox called GMiF that puts the power of Google Maps right into Flickr. Makes it really, really easy to point-and-click to tag your photos with the correct latitude and longitude information.
For more on geotagging, check out the Geotagging Flickr group.