Flickr is bringing some major improvements to its mapping tools to allow browsing of photos by location. The current Flickr map explorer will be replaced with a new Flickr map displaying tags that will hover over specific locations, representing interesting and newsworthy things going on there.
Clicking on any tag will take you to a photo stream of the popular and current photos related to that topic in that location. The Maps page will include a link to more than 70,000 places that Flickr has defined so far.
The Places pages let people explore an area by clicking on popular tags, recent tags, interesting photos, featured photographers, groups, and other links for photo collections associated with a particular location.
Launch date for these features has not been released yet.