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Nokia Image Space: like Google Maps Street View, but you're doing the work

Chris Ziegler

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.

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