Nokia's added an interesting new collaborative picture-sharing tool to its Beta Labs stable this week with the introduction of Image Space, which -- like our headline suggests -- is kind of like a crowdsourced Street View as best as we can tell. The idea is that you upload photos to your Flickr account from a GPS- and compass-enabled Nokia phone (the N97
and N97 Mini
, for instance) and head on over to Nokia's tool, where the photo metadata is read and used along with others' shots to construct a three-dimensional view of the area. Of course, the key to the success of a product like this is mass buy-in, so c'mon, Nokia owners, these pictures aren't taking themselves -- get outside and start shooting. Follow the break for a quick official intro of the system.