Current Location is a web app that makes it possible to view geo tagged pictures made with instagram, flickr and 500px based on your current position
It’s easy! All you have to do is open current-location.com and you will see your current position on the map marked by the red balloon and the nearest geotagged instagram, flick and 500px photos. You can use the search bar, tool box, pegman, and the + and – button to get along on the site.
You can find the search bar in top of the web page near the tool box. It can be used to search locations names or coordinates so you can move around the map faster so you can find what you are searching for. The search bar is also equipped with auto complete function.
The toolbox is situated in the top left corner of the web page near the search bar. In the toolbox you can see the number of markers shown on the map near your location in a radius of 100 which is set by default. 500px shows you the last 100 photos geotagged around your location marker. You can also find an orange “Where am I” button which, by clicking on it shows your current location on the map, and a purple “Info & F.A.Q.” button that helps you get some useful tips and answers related to current-location.com Under these buttons you can find a little input box where you can set a time interval so you can view photos taken on a specific date. You can choose from today, yesterday, last 7 days, last 30 days, this month, last month, or you can set a custom date. Be aware that instagram allows you to view only the photos made in the last 7 days in a limit of a 100 photos. Next you will find another input box where you can set the radius of the circle in which you can view the markers. Under these input boxes are the instagram, flickr and 500px buttons. By clicking on them you can toggle the specific markers on and of. If the button is blue than the markers are visible, if its black they are turned off. In the top right corner of the input box is a little arrow pointing left that allows you to hide the input box so you can have a better view of the map.
You can simply zoom in and out by using the scroll on your mouse or by clicking on the +, - buttons situated in the bottom left corner of the page above the pegman.
With the help of Pegman you can activate the street view mode on the map by simply dragging the little guy on the place you want to explore.
If you move your mouse over one of the markers that looks like an instagram or flickr icon than you will see a preview of the photo in a little window. By clicking on one of the markers you will see the photos enlarged version. You can navigate through photos by tapping the left or right arrows on the keyboard, or by clicking on the ones floating over the photo. The image viewer will change photos from left to right, and from top to bottom, depending on your location marker position. Under the photo you can read the owners name and thoughts about the photo. The image viewer can be closed with the x in the top right corner of the photo or just by simply clicking anywhere near the photo.
Above the red balloon that shows your current location on the map is a text box where you can find some information about your location. In this text box you can see the nearest address to your position, longitude and latitude coordinates, and you can find out how accurately is your position determined on the map. Also here you can share your current location via facebook, google+, or twitter.
When you access current-location.com your browser will ask your permission to share your location with the site. You are not obliged to share your location, but if you deny the request you have to manually type your address in the search bar if you want to see what people are sharing near you.
As soon as you access current-location.com your browser will ask your permission to share your location. If you visited current-location.com earlier and you denied the request for your location but now you would like to give it, you can do it easily with a few clicks. If you are using Internet Explorer, search under Tools-> Internet Options-> Privacy, in the Location section press the “Clear Sites” button, and uncheck “Never allow websites to request your physical location”. After doing this you have to refresh the page and a box will appear asking your permission for your location. If you are using Mozzila Firefox go to Tools->Permissions, and here click “Allow” for “Share location”. Refresh the page and a box will appear asking for your permission to share your location. If you are using Chrome in the menu go to Settings->Advanced Settings->Privacy->Content, a window will pop up, here scroll down till you find the “Location” settings where you can allow or deny permissions referring to your location.
If you want to view photos taken at a different location than your current position, than you can simply move the red balloon that marks your location by double clicking anywhere on the map, or drag it around just like Pegman.
Current-location.com uses a process named geolocation to identify your position via your mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The red circle around your position marker shows the accuracy of geolocation. Geolocation is more accurate on mobile devices like smart phones or tablets than on desktop computers.
The yellow circle marks the area in which you can view photos taken than geotagged in Instagram or Flickr. You can change the radius of this circle using the toolbox.