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Earth Album: combining Flickr and Google Maps

Earth Album is a novel idea combining the potential of Google Maps with Flickr to create a global online photo album. Just type in the part of the world that you want to see or zoom into and click on a specific place on the world map and Earth Album provides you with geotagged photos of the said destination in a scrolling pop-up.

The Google Maps/Flickr mashup also allows the user to see not only the major landmarks different places in the world but also snaps from family parties and weddings. While most of the main tourist spots in the world are covered, Earth Album is based on Flickr's catalogue meaning certain areas are poorly represented.

While Earth Album is not without its faults, such as the find yourself function which just doesn't seem to work at all, it is an inventive way to blend two of the web's most popular sites.

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