Mappr! or "How i wish i had done it too"

Mappr is the location-based 'mod' to Flickr that posts pictures on a map based on location. This is a great idea. However, it requires a user include the location in the 'tags', such as city & state or zipcode in their Flickr post. A simple enough means to get the location of your Flickr photos and doesn't require users to upload pictures to yet another server. Unfortunately Mappr doesn't use latitude and longitude coordinates, and is limited to the United States.

There's no reason it has to be restricted to the US, but I guess they're doing a proof of concept first.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.