How to find where a photo was taken

You know of course that awesome new iPhone saves GPS with every photo, right? So let’s say you see a photo like this one on Flickr:

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You want to download the original image, so if you’re in Flickr you click on the “all sizes” button and then this is the link you want to look for:

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Now, open that image with Preview (if you’re on a Mac… I’m sure there’s a Windows equiv.) You don’t need to do anything special; just double click on the photo you downloaded.

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Use the Inspector to get the location info.

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Click on the GPS tab:

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Now, when you click on that big “Locate” button, magic happens! You are taken straight to Google maps:

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Oh, would you look at that? A street view link!

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Here’s the Flickr page of the original photo. Try it yourself!

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