I’ve always liked the way flickr build their URL’s. Now that they just launched geoRSS feeds, it will show you how the URL of a service has become a kind of command line for that service.
The URL is structured in the following way:
flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/ countrycode / province or state / place
It will get clear if I give you some examples:
- http://www.flickr.com/service/feeds/geo/ will give you all geotagged photos from all over the world.
- http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/BE/ will give you all geotagged photos from Belgium, (BE is the country code).
- http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/BE/vlaams-brabant/ will give you all the photos from the province “Vlaams-Brabant “in Belgium.
- http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/BE/vlaams-brabant/Meise will give you all the photos from a town called “Meise” in the province of Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Cool huh! But that’s not all. Now surf to google maps and just copy past a flickr geoRSS(a click for the lazy people). It should display the images nicely on the map. This is what interoperability between to services is all about.
Great work !