|Reference code for a Flickr image|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
This key describes a reference code to a Flickr image.
|Flickr is a non-free network service.|
This image should be representative of the object, and could be used in a map popup or similar. If there are multiple images, the "best" image should be prioritized - however, as this is subjective, this tag is problematic.
Use the URL of the picture as a key:
If the mapper want to see the image in Flickr's website, he just needs to copy/paste its URL (e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12353812@N00/14914754624).
This is different from the mapillary=* tag that uses only the ID and not the full URL.
Indeed the Flickr ID (e.g.
14914754624) is not self-sufficient for a human to find back its URL, that also includes the user (e.g.
12353812@N00). However, it is simple for a machine to find the picture ID from the URL (using a regular expression), that's why using the URL as value seems to be a better solution. Moreover, it is how the majority of values are stored as of April 2017.
- Flickr - Informations on how to add an OSM tag to a Flickr picture
- contact:flickr=* - seldom used alternative scheme
Other picture's hosting services you can also use (also described in Photo linking):