Yahoo! Flickr maps mashup is completely useless

August 29, 2006 — 6 Comments

So Flickr now allows you to geocode your pictures using Yahoo! maps via drag and drop…great, only that Yahoo! Maps is completely and utterly useless outside of the United States and Canada. This is as close as I could get to geocoding my shots from the Big Brother Live Eviction show:


Thinking that given the satellite photos stop at 1km out, I’d switch to maps only:


Completely and utterly useless. Sure, Yahoo! does some reasonable stuff with their home page for each country, for example I regularly visit Yahoo7 for TV guides as an example, but for all the cool Web 2.0, stuff Yahoo sucks unless you’re in the States or Canada. Now if only Google had bought Flickr we might be able to get a decent map and satellite/ map shot:

Google at 100m. It goes clearly to 50m as well.