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Web Buzz: UrbanBird creates a map from your travel photos

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UrbanBird makes a map of uploaded geotagged photos, and is working on letting users do more manually
What to do with all those vacation photos? UrbanBird's maps offer an option

Tired of sharing your travel pics one by one? UrbanBird lets you upload your photos and makes a map of your vacation that includes geographical info you can share with your friends on Facebook during or after the trip.

Name: urbanbird.io

What it does: Creates a map from the photos you've uploaded and captions them with dates, location, titles and descriptions.

What's hot: You can upload photos and have them instantly mapped and captioned. If you're creating a map while you're on a trip, click on the photo to get travel suggestions for similar attractions near you. The website is great for active travelers who want to share a visual journal at the end of an eventful day.

What's not: Make sure your camera is set to geotag your photos before you start snapping your vacation pics. The photos I took with my digital camera were not geotagged (and, therefore, could not be uploaded), but my smartphone photos were. It would be nice if I could upload any photo and add the location myself. The good news is, UrbanBird is crafting a feature so that users can geotag their pictures and add comments manually. Hold tight; I've got my eye on this one.

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