Friday, July 18, 2008

Embedded Map of Photos

Lets see if this turns out. Ok, I mapped my photos on Flickr, but Flickr doesn't provide an embeddable map as far as I can tell. They will, however, provide a geoRSS feed, along with a KML file. This KML file can be imported into Google Maps and saved, then that map exported into a blog post. There may be a few problems here. The feed may be a fixed length and there doesn't appear to be feeds associated with individual sets or tags. Oh, there are feeds for specific tags, thats good. So we could constrain a map to a specified set of photos by using tags. That just leaves the possibility of a fixed feed length, which I can live with.

Here's an example embedded map:



View Larger Map


UPDATE After you import the feed into google maps, you can edit the text associated with each image. The default is full of junk.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

It'll be awesome when cameras support more accurate/precise orientation parameters as well.

brien said...

I got to touch Tom F's iPhone today; the camera seems to record GPS location along with each photo. That'd be cool if you could go iPhone-->FLickR-->Googlemaps without really thinking at all.

j said...

Nice pics... I may have an iPhone, but you have a heavenly verdant house in the woods while we are all roasting here in Phoenix. Gorgeous pics! I hear Emily is visiting soon?