Flickr has added geo tagging which allows images to be plotted and searched via a map. This new feature was something that was rumored a few weeks ago. Originally, I was not so moved by the potential new feature but after seeing the implementation I am impressed. The new map features offers you a way to easily drag and drop photos to a location on the map. It adds yet another way to explore Flickr photos.
I was in Arlington, Virginia this past weekend and tried a Harry's Tap Room Ale at none other than Harry's Tap Room. Harry's is on Clarendon Boulevard so I decided to plot this photo on a map by going to the Map tab under Organize. After dragged an image from my brew tasting experience to the map the image displayed as shown above.
Some other interesting features were also released as follows:
"...first, you can now get a "detailed" view for sets which shows larger images and titles, in the style of your photostream or archives (example, compare to the "traditional" view). And you can now add a special tag for photos taken at Upcoming.org events and the photos will show up on the event page and a link to the event will also show on the photo on Flickr..."
Overall, Flickr's new features are pretty sweet. I may even go as far as to say it is one of the slickest mapping mashups currently available. For another perspective check out reports on the Flickr Blog and TechCrunch.