Friday, November 24, 2006

I Can See Your House From Here

The Flickr map of Ireland now has detail at street level granularity. So you are no longer limited to stabbing down geo-tags from an altitude of one thousand feet in the general vicinity of wherever you are aiming for. (Although, the potential timesuck of going back and accurately repositioning the geo-location information for all of your photographs is difficult to resist.) In the short time that I have had to look at this, it appears that the geographic information, while mostly very current, is oddly inconsistent. For example, Ballinasloe is pretty up-to-date, but I am unsure where Portersgate Avenue has disappeared to on their map. Hopefully the whole of our estate will have been found and incorporated when Flickr release their next iteration.