Flickr Map Icon Greasemonkey Script

Flickr Map Icon ExampleFlickr’s geotagging features are really cool. I’m GPS-challenged (meaning, I don’t have one yet), but the Organizer makes it easy to associate photos with their location.

When viewing other photos, I really wish the UI had a better indicator when the photo has geotag information. Right now, it’s a subtle bullet point under additional information, like: “Taken in Yorktown, Virginia (map)”.

To solve this, I wrote a Greasemonkey script to add a small icon just above the photo (after Add to Faves, Blog This, etc. buttons). The icon only appears for photos that have geotagging data associated with them. I might try to make a better button icon, but the blue ball/globe thing does stand out, so it accomplished what I was after.


  1. Install Greasemonkey if you don’t already have it, then restart Firefox
  2. Install flickrmapicon.user.js (click Install button that appears in yellow bar to install the script)
  3. Browse to a Flickr page with geotag information to see the script in action

(Flickr photo credit)

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