Dave Crandall, Lars Backstrom, Dan Huttenlocher, and Jon Kleinberg's work on analyzing Flickr data to automatically make maps of interesting landmarks without prior knowledge is discussed in articles in New Scientist, Wired, the Guardian and the Cornell Chronicle.

Website for the project: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~crandall/photomap/

Links to news articles:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17017-gallery-flickr-users-make-accidental-maps.html

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-04/27/the-world's-most-photogenic-sites,-according-to-flickr.aspx

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/apr/27/photography-digital-media

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April09/mappingPhotos.html