Annotating Streets with Flickr

As a little experiment I shot a series of photos of the west side University Avenue between Kent and Fitzroy in downtown Charlottetown this morning. I stitched them together using the excellent Doubletake application, uploaded the resulting panorama into Flickr, and then used Flickr’s “Add Note” feature to add notes to the photo:

Flickr Screen Shot showing annotation of University Avenue

See the entire set of annotations here. This seems like an interesting way to layer comments and pointers and ideas over urban geography.

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Derek Martin's picture
Derek Martin on October 11, 2006 - 16:08

Neat. If memory serves, Cedar’s was torn down completely and rebuilt, a step beyond gutting.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on October 11, 2006 - 16:10

Duly noted, Derek. Thanks.

Justin's picture
Justin on October 11, 2006 - 17:40

This is a neat idea.

Dale Sorensen's picture
Dale Sorensen on October 14, 2006 - 03:01

I think this panorama would make an excellent jigsaw puzzle that would be an amazing souvenir for those cruise ship tourists!

DerekMac's picture
DerekMac on October 15, 2006 - 02:03

Content notes: Fergie’s old place is being renovated for an expansion of the adjacent (and, as you note, cramped) Maple Grill.

The sports bar is called the Sportsmen’s Club. Although ostensibly a private club, I believe they let everyone in (I have been there twice over the years, and am not, nor do I know, a member).

Before it moved to the waterfront, the upper floors of this building were occupied by CFCY and CHLQ radio stations.”
I would suggest rewording to:

The upper floors of this building were occupied by CFCY and CHLQ radio stations, before they moved to the waterfront”.

This clarifies that the radio stations, and not the building (or its upper floors) moved to the waterfront.

This is a really great way to annotate a neighborhood. I think that allowing users to post comments and corrections for each annotation would be the next logical step in its development.

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