I’ve covered geotagging in Flickr before, but it’s been problematic, relying on a very specific combination of browser, scripting and patience that is difficult to come by. Well finally Yahoo has joined the power of Flickr with the extensibility of Yahoo! Maps to add built-in geotagging within Flickr.
What is geotagging? Geotagging lets you pinpoint where a photo was taken. Visitors can then see that location, or conversely, they can browser for photos by location. It’s another easy way of lowering barriers to participation while collection rich information from users. Nice move, Yahoo.
If you’re interested, you can check out my new Flickr map.