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HelpYou only need to authenticate your account at flickr/23 if you are uploading pictures (which you should do).
- Navigate using the map, or type a location and press enter (Canada and USA only for now).
- Zoom in to see pictures. Try some of these places.
- Use the link button to copy the current location to the clipboard.
Screen HelpClick through to the screen shots at 23, and hover over the pictures to see what things do.
- Add pictures using the edit tab. You will need to set up an account at flickr or 23 if you
don't already have one.
When you first create a flickr account, you will be in pending status. Once you've added five or more pictures someone at flickr will review your account and change the status.
Your pictures will not show up on the map until your account is out of pending status.
Only the last 200 of your pictures at flickr will show in queries for each free account.
- The initial goal is to create a better map. So pictures you add should reflect that.
- Google doesn't want us to add locations of illegal things, or specific personal information (e.g. celebrity
houses) to their maps. Please keep that in mind.
- Keep in mind that your pictures will be viewable by everyone. You probably don't want to add personal
information to your pictures, in either comments or titles.
- To tag existing pictures, press the copy button on the edit panel, then paste into the flickr add a tag field. You can add them
all at once.
Cool StuffCheck out some of the places with pictures
If you have Google Earth installed, pressing the Google Earth button, then the Launch
Google Earth button should be interesting...
The CachePhotoMap caches the searches it does against flickr etc. This may not always be what you want, especially if you've just added new pictures. Press Force Refresh to do a new search at the current location.
SecurityAfter a bunch of testing I don't believe the way the map is implemented exposes any security risks (e.g. that Google may target this extension with their map API and try to gain access to local files). You may want to look at the source and decide for yourself. If you find a problem please let me know.
TechnicalRunning my other extension at the same time may be interesting. But disable it during upload, as the browser will hang.
Note that while the browser navigates to http://photomap.mozdev.org/map/notTheMap.html to retrieve the map, it doesn't actually hit this server, thanks to the magic of the browser cache.