Several Flickr users noticed a brief appearance this morning of a new option on their dashboards to map the location of their photos. Flickr user Brad77 reports on his blog that for just a few minutes he was able to access a page that asked him to set geotagging permissions, then drag and drop his photos onto a Yahoo! map. Very cool. Flickr user James & Vilija’s was able to capture a quick screen cap that shows a “map” tab on the Flickr photos page that isn’t there anymore.
There are a number of ways to geotag Flickr photos now, but drag and drop functionality baked in would be a huge boon for local search and Flickr users. Exciting stuff. Thanks to Kristopher Tate from Flickr competitor Zooomr for the tip!