Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Geotagging made easy

I was always jealous for all those people that had their photos annotated with GPS positions - especially since I travel quite often and after some time it would be very nice to see where I've been precisely.

Now I can ! With Flickr geotagging - that is as easy as you can imagine.

I do not have to take care about GPS, geo-positions, etc. Just drag-and-drop - and you can easily place your photo anywhere on the Planet :)
Plus, other people can not only see where it was taken (click the map link in the metadata section of e.g. this photo on Flickr page) - but can also know the name of the place where it was taken.

Cool, isn't it? Now you can see where is my in-law's garden where this photo was taken :)

And, btw. I managed to geotag about 1000+ photos so far (more coming soon) which is just a fraction of what has been geotagged by the whole Flickr community within last 24h.

2 comments:

Tom2007 said...

Speaking about "geotagging": do you know locr?

locr offers the ideal solution and makes geotagging exceptionally easy. locr uses GoogleMaps with detailed maps and high-resolution satellite images. To geotag your photos just enter address, let locr search, fine-tune the marker, accept position, and done! If you don't know the exact address simply use drag&drop to set the position.

For automatic geotagging you need a datalog GPS receiver in additon to your digital camera. The GPS receiver data and the digital camera data is then automatically linked together by the locr software. All information will be written into the EXIF header.

Use the "Show in Google Earth" button to view your photos in Google Earth.

With locr you can upload photos with GPS information in them without any further settings. In the standard view, locr shows the photo itself, plus the place it was taken. If you want to know more about the place where the photo was taken, just have at look at the Wikipedia articles which are also automatically assigned to the picture.

Have a look at www.locr.com.

Dan.B said...

I’m not using locr …
I found this site http://www.trekinu.com much easy to share my albums.
Trekinu is very neat and easy to use tools I like the idea and in 5 simple steps you have something to send to your friends or share in your site.
You can check this trek for example: http://www.trekinu.com/viewtrek.aspx?trkid=8h5b5glzsxa1h43