Flickr gets native KML savviness

Flickrer Dan Catt writes a long and interesting post about his early role in georeferencing Flickr photos, harking back to the days when he was running as a Google Maps site for Flickr photos. At the end of the post he reveals that Flickr’s API can now be asked to return KML via URL attributes. It’s still a work in progress, but it is a welcome return to seamless interaction between Flickr and KML.

My preferred solution at the moment remains be Steeev’s Yahoo! Pipes-based KML feed. Why? Because with Pipes, I can see an arbitrary number of photos, rather than the fixed 20 photos that Dan Catt’s KML feed returns. All I need to do is clone it and change one value.

(More on Flickr + KML here and here.)