March, 2018

Launch: Web Map: Flickr Photos in the Wild

This web map shows the locations of all geotagged photos from a specified Flickr account as points on a map created using the Google Maps Platform. Any account that has geotagged photos can be queried by inputting its User ID in the search box. Clicking on a marker triggers a pop-up showing the photo and some associated metadata.

Javascript callback functions were employed to access the Flickr API, retrieving all of a given user's photos where geotag = true, along with their thumbnail images and descriptive text. The data is retrieved in JSON format, processed by the script using a for loop, and situated within a Google map object as markers at each item's respective latitude and longitude position.

The application is rendered using HTML 5 and CSS.