Mappr! and Flickr

mappr imageMappr! is an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take and tag on Flickr. Right now the data used by Mappr is based on the tags that people add to the images they post on Flickr. For example, if I take a picture of my son playing in a local park and add information such as park location and city and state, the folks at Mappr can use that information to place that image appropriately on a map. Flickr already takes advantage of the EXIF meta data associated with each picture. It isn’t to hard to imagine a time in the near future where the digital camera you use will also capture GPS data and stores that along with the other meta data. I'm hoping that Mappr becomes a bit more transparent and allows individual users to map their own images. It could be a great tool for a neighborhood history project that some of my teachers are planning.