Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flickr + iPhoto + geotags

I am very intrigued by the idea of finding picture taken by different people at the same geographical place. As a teacher of social studies that would have been an amazing tool. I spent lots of time searching youtube for videos on Niagara Falls, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, the Appalachian Mountains and other geographical places in the United States. I never thought of Flickr. With only the longitude and latitude I could have found pics from those places.

I took a class this spring on iLife 09 and I remembered the instructor talking about linking iPhoto to Flickr and using the places feature.

So - that is what I started to play with. Oh my!!

I can download my photo to iPhoto. Use the places feature to find the place the photo was taken on a map. Connect that place with the photo and send to Flickr. Then in Flickr - I can open the maps feature and it will show me where that place is on the map and connect it with other photos taken in the same place...


Now - I'm not really sure why I want to do that for my home - but for traveling it would be really cool to be able to track your photos across your trip.

I seem to remember something about the new cameras having that infor imbedded in the metadata for the photos...can't remember for sure. One more thing to play with! :)

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

1 comment:

kts9600 said...

I'm very curious to see what you have discovered. Hope you will share with us!