Dear Flickr, your new geocoding service is awesome. But could you please switch to a map provider that has more than two roads for the entire city of Paris? I know Paris is kind of a new city; some of the streets are only 800 years old and Haussmann did make a mess of things in the 1850s. But really, sometimes you want to find a specific street.

Flickr is owned by Yahoo so it's no surprise they're not using Google maps in the geocoding interface. But it's bad for users. I'm taking some very site-specific photos in Paris now and my current geocoding solution involves Google Earth, URLs as comments on placemarks, and a bunch of XML hacking. Ick.

  2006-09-27 08:02 Z