Come see Vancouver from my balcony

The Westin Bayshore at the end of the world, or just in Vancouver

All of my photos that I’ve uploaded to Flickr have a Creative Commons licence on [wp], and thus can be reused by other people for various projects. It’s of course polite for those people to give me a heads up, so when I got a message from Schmap!! [wp] asking if they could use a few of my photographs in a project I was cool with it.

Schmap!! is a series of city guides built ontop of Yahoo Maps which give visitors to the city a way of exploring the town they’re looking at travelling before even leaving the ground. Their Vancouver site [sv] is quite nice, and if you’re looking to visit the city it’s worth checking out.

The odd thing for me, one of the pictures of mine they used was taken from my balcony as opposed to during a walk-about-town with my camera. So now tourists all over the world get to experiance Vancouver from the comfort of my apartment.

5 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    Schmap has hit me up for my pictures from Seattle, Hamburg, and Vancouver. I only wish I could travel to more places sooner than they decide to concoct a guide for it! =P

    That they use the Yahoo! services like their maps makes oodles of sense given they look through Flickr (owned by Yahoo!) pictures.

  2. Rebecca (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    Thanks for reminding me! I hadn’t replied yet… yeah they chose a balcony shot of mine too.

  3. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    I’m wondering how they sort through photos. Do you think they use Flickr’s geotagging feature, because the photos that I’ve had selected have always been the geotagged ones.

  4. wyn (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    I don’t geotag my Flickr photos… fancying it keeps me “safer” and because I’m the nutso who would have to go back and tag all 4,000 pictures in one sitting. So I think it’s just based on the tags and/or text.

  5. Rebecca (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    Mine wasn’t geotagged although I can see what your selected photo has in common with mine – they both have hotels in frame.

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