Seriously though, there should exist an implementation like this (at least from security firms or NSA/CIA).
He works at Microsoft and has done some pretty cool stuff.
His TED talks: http://www.ted.com/speakers/blaise_aguera_y_arcas.html
- You upload a high/low res image
- You have to specify one of the creative commons or other standard licenses
- There's a short URL, API, geo-tagging, and sharing/embedding options
- Attribution is stamped on the image and included in the embed code
The idea is that journalists/citizen-journalists (and possibly artists/creatives) can share work and include much more explicit usage/attribution rules. News wires have access to a constant feed of good images.
Flickr has all of these features. Their main purpose is to host photographs, but with the rise of info-graphics (good stuff and bad stuff here) and other forms of picture-media, there could be a good place for a service to take up this new market segment.
But, we'll see. It's possible that there just isn't enough demand for this type of thing, yet.
From the "About" page.
It works on your iPad/Phone/Pod too!
Microsoft "invented" XMLHttpRequest for their Outlook Web client.
Bing Maps doesn't require Silverlight. Some people even prefer it over Google Maps.
Given that Microsoft has been creating useful dynamic web services without Flash or Silverlight for some time, I don't they were particularly shocked by their ability to create this one.
That’s a very cool one, dmd. Would be even better if (like ZoomWorld), sections were labeled in huge text, and more information were available next to each symbol.
* Edit: There is a glyph that could stand in if you use your imagination. ꉩ "YI SYLLABLE NGO" http://alanhogan.com/images/Coincidental_pictograms-20100806... (though it doesn’t always look like that. http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/A269/index.htm)
"You get the Zoom.it short URL, an embeddable viewer, as well as the underlying DZI and surrounding metadata."
E.G. NASA's Visible Earth Night Lights: http://zoom.it/333
Here's mine: http://zoom.it/ERnN#full