Earth Album
March 20, 2007 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Earth Album is primarily a Google Maps/Flickr mashup with lots of lovely photos. They also offer a YouTube mashup (focused on local music). Both are somewhat hard to use, because it's difficult to see where you're clicking. Fortunately, they also have Earth Album USA and Earth Album Japan.
posted by owhydididoit (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
That's really cool. Thanks.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:17 AM on March 20, 2007

This IS really cool, thank you indeed.
posted by Vindaloo at 9:13 AM on March 20, 2007

*clicks on local big city: Evansville, Indiana*

"Nothing found for Evansville, KY!"

posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 9:44 AM on March 20, 2007

I love the idea, but as a resident of, and photographer of, the small but still important (to me, anyway) state of Delaware, it bugs me to click around my home territory and get only pictures for either Baltimore or Philadelphia.

I need to dig a little deeper into the "how" of this site. I was hoping it would be tied to either lat/long tagging or the flickr "map" option. Instead it looks (without the aforementioned digging) like it is using a search of tags based on broadly mapped metro areas.
posted by mmahaffie at 10:01 AM on March 20, 2007

I, too, was disappointed at the picture groupings. I mean, you'd think there would be enough pictures taken in Manhattan that we wouldn't need to pull a quarter of the content from Buffalo, right? I think this is a great idea that has proved largely underwhelming in execution. Version 2.0, please!
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 11:15 AM on March 20, 2007

Yes, it is an alpha. If you like the idea but have a specific problem with the execution of it, you can give feedback to the guy who runs it.
posted by owhydididoit at 11:42 AM on March 20, 2007

If only Flickr could use Google instead of Yahoo maps, which are terribly outside the US. Sigh.
posted by Poagao at 2:13 AM on March 21, 2007

Also terrible. Another sigh, this time for my poor spelling.
posted by Poagao at 2:15 AM on March 21, 2007

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