Flickr: It’s What To Do With Your Geotagged Photos

Flickr Map With Geotagged Photos

Flickr Map With Geotagged Photos

Now that you’ve tried geotagging you’ll need to figure out how to post your geotagged photos on a map to impress friends and family with your new found skill. There are a number of different sites including Flickr, Picasa, and Smugmug (paid) where you can share geotagged photos.

Knowing that there are many Flickr gallery plugins for WordPress and that they have good support for geotagged photos, I decided to test out Flickr’s free sharing service. It was pretty easy to set up a Flickr account because you can use an existing Yahoo ID (which I have).

My first attempt at uploading geocoded data was a failure as I couldn’t get the photos to show up on a map; however, some further research indicated that I had to ensure that my privacy settings were correct. Note that the following instructions will add your location data to your Flickr photos (duh). You might want to keep that in mind if you ever upload pictures of your house, your work, your kids, or anything else for which you might not want to broadcast its GPS location onto the Internet.

Set Flickr Privacy Settings

Set Flickr Privacy Settings

How to Configure Your Flickr Account to Share Location Data

1. Log into or create your Flickr account

2. From the main Flickr page, click on the little down triangle next to the You tab directly under the Flickr logo at the top of the page.

3. Click on Your Account

4. Click on the Privacy and Permissions tab

5. Scroll down to the Defaults for new uploads section and ensure that Import EXIF location data is set to “Yes” (or set it to Yes)

How to Upload and View Your Geotagged Photos

1. From the main Flickr page, click on Upload Photos and Video on the right hand side of the screen near the top.

Flickr Upload Photos

Flickr Upload Photos

2. Follow the upload steps: Choose photos and videos, upload, add titles etc.

3. Once you’ve uploaded your photos open your photostream and click the Map tab.

Flickr View Map

Flickr View Map

4. You should now see a nice map of your geotagged photos. You can click on each pink dot to get to your pictures.

Flickr Map With Geotagged Photos

Flickr Map With Geotagged Photos

5. Tell all of your family and friends to check out your map and smile when they tell you how cool you are.

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