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Location Photos from Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr

I was playing around with the Instagram API yesterday to see how many of the images on the popular photo sharing platform actually had geo coordinates associated with the pictures.

It was about 50%, and I will definitely be using more in local sites I’m building.

This morning CityGrid Publisher, Explore.to pointed out their innovative usage of photos from multiple sources.

On their places detail pages, Explore.to doesn’t just use the default images for a place, they also pull in geo tagged photos from Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr.

Explore.to is a great example of the power of APIs, and mashing up geo content from multiple sources to make your places search and detail pages much richer and localized by the people who actually have been to these places.