I went on a hike, took a bunch of geotagged pictures, and I want to upload them and have them displayed on a map. What photo sharing services support displaying imagines from a specific user's album on a map? Bonus points if a path (itinerary) can be drawn.

What I've tried so far:

  • Flickr - works - see example. WARNING: doesn't read geolocation data from the EXIF header unless you go to the Flickr privacy and permissions settings and set "Hide your EXIF data" to No and also "Import EXIF location data" to Yes, and "Who will be able to see your stuff on a map" to anyone. Donwsides: torturous interface, uploads time out. Upsides: backed by Yahoo!, large community, 1TB free storage.
  • Picasa - no maps, despite being owned by Google
  • Panoramio (also owned by Google) - your photos must be approved to get on the map. Even then, I have 32 photos approved, but none show up on my map.
  • Fotki - Reads EXIF GPS data but shows all of your photos on a map. Can't show a particular album. Also, you can't download the originals of your photos, apparently.
  • Facebook - no maps

It's a bit puzzling that as of 2014, it's so hard to find a service like this, and that the major players don't seem to be offering one.

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    You tagged your question web-apps. Do you want to avoid offline tools? I remember from Panoramio that you can download a file for Google Earth, and you can always watch your own pictures on the map.
    – Bernhard
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 10:26
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    @Izzy: That meta post specifically discusses hosting. This question sounds more web service / app to me and I thought web services were on topic for this site? Are web service recommendations off-topic?
    – MrWhite
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 16:48
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    You are incorrect about Flickr - it does read coordinates from the EXIF data. I often upload geotagged photos to Flickr, this works fine.
    – vclaw
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 21:03
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    Check your Flickr privacy and permissions settings You need to make sure the option for "Import EXIF location data" is set to yes. And also set "Hide your EXIF data" to no, and "Who will be able to see your stuff on a map" to anyone.
    – vclaw
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 21:43
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    Arg. I had set "Hide" to "no" and the map visibility to "anyone" from some photo option when uploading them, and thought that was enough, but didn't dig into the privacy settings to find the "Import" one (which wasn't present when I imported the photos). Now I need to re-upload everything... Commented May 13, 2014 at 22:22


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