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Offline otto

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Is there a phone app which list scenic or interesting photo locations geographically?

It would be great to pull out my phone wherever I am and check out whether there is any interesting locations within 1-5 miles where I am actually standing? Do you think there is an app like that? Something made/tailored towards photographers.... Any ideas?

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Re: Phone APP to find photo locations wherever I am??? Is there one???
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 07:50:11 PM »
There are a few out there and I've tried a few with very reliable rates of disappointment except for one; Google Maps.


One app I tried lists historical locations with info on hours, what to see, etc. Another app, Scoutt was a big let down. I haven't tried ShutterSpots or MapAPic. I did try another service that I can't remember the name of that's how memorable it was. Photo Ephemeris is a good one for getting sun and moon fixes on a location.


To date, Google Maps works best for me. I can see images posted by community members to get an idea and I can use satellite view to check out the area. If I need more info I can do a narrow search on Flickr and that usually gets me a ton of images for the more popular locations.
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Re: Phone APP to find photo locations wherever I am??? Is there one???
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 06:26:44 AM »
Not quite what you are looking for, but for knowing how the light will be when you get to wherever and planning ahead ..

http://photoephemeris.com/

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Re: Phone APP to find photo locations wherever I am??? Is there one???
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 07:09:09 AM »
Thanks so much!!!

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Re: Phone APP to find photo locations wherever I am??? Is there one???
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 06:24:24 AM »
Otto, if you look up "photography locations" on Facebook you will find lots of groups :)