All Your Flickr Geotagged Shots are Belong to Bing
Bing, the little local search engine that could, is tech previewing an astounding new integration of photos into their maps. By trawling Flickr for public, geotagged, creative commons pictures and aligning them with their panoramic street views, they’ve created something that at least in slick YouTube presentations approaches the territory of being indistinguishable from magic. Details of the process are posted on the Bing Blog for those who want to understand the underpinnings rather than just trembling before them in awe.
Seattle is featured in the preview Streetside Photos release along with San Francisco and Vancouver; so for a good sense of the possibilities, try diving into parts of the map that are especially photo-dense like the Pike Place Market or just about any intersection with a view of the Space Needle and let us know if you find any particular gems.