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Where are all the pictures?There aren't that many yet, maybe you should add some.
Pictures show up on the map as you zoom in, more important pictures will show up sooner. Check out these places
Of course you should be adding pictures
How do I use the map?Click and drag to move the map.
Click on the zoom bar (on the left) to zoom in and out.
Double click to centre the map on a point.
The map is the same (almost) as the map at maps.google.com.
How do I share a location?Press link. This will copy the current location and zoom to the clipboard, and can now be pasted into a text editor/email/blog etc. The location is in the form of a URL with a photomap:// protocol. This is only understood by the PhotoMap extension, so it may not be useful for those without FireFox or PhotoMap.
Where am I?The status line at the bottom of the main window contains the current position, bounding box, and zoom level.
What kinds of pictures should I add?The idea behind PhotoMap is to create a better map. So anything that would help someone looking at a map is probably okay.
Some things probably aren't: macro shots, long telephoto shots, portraits, pictures of someplace else...
What type is my picture?Type helps us decide when to show the photo on the map. In general pictures of more important/interesting things should be visible from higher up.
Use the selections in the list box as a guide
- Your house is "Mid-block" not a famous landmark
- The CN Tower is a Major Landmark
- Toronto City Hall is a Capitol Building
If in doubt, select less important.
Currently the Type is roughly equivalent to the zoom level at which the picture will show up.
Zoom to that level. Now imagine everthing that is as (or more) important has pictures. Is the map too crowded? If it is, your picture is not that important.
How do I add more pictures at the same location?In view mode select the location. Now press go to picture, this will centre the map on the picure (clicking on the push pin doesn't do this). Now swap to edit mode. You are at the same location, so add your pictures.
The map resolution isn't very good at X, should I use a bigger type?No. No. NO. Please be as accurate as possible when placing pictures on the map. If the map resolution isn't there, then wait until it is. If we have lots of pictures that are "wrong", the map becomes unusable.
I'm not sure where I was, can I just add the picture to the centre of the city?No way. See the previous question.
I see a picture that doesn't belongIf the picture is offensive, please follow the standard procedures at the photo service in question to ask for its removal.
If it's in the wrong place, at the wrong zoom level etc., please add a comment on the photo, or send the user a message.
But be nice...
I got a note/comment about my picturePlease read and consider the suggestions, pictures in the wrong place are not really helping...
How many pictures are there?This and this should give you an idea.