Testing Geotagging

I’ve always wanted to know exactly where a photograph was taken. I need to know where the rusty mailbox, the home-made number or other small detail is located. I have solved this with an iPhone app, PlaceTagger. I record my locations, while wandering around taking pictures. Then, on my MacBook Pro, I import my pictures into Aperture and use the PlaceTagger plugin to geotag them using the data recorded on the iPhone.

I recently discovered a WordPress plugin with which you can add geotagging to posts. There are three parts to this feature: built-in geotagging via the iPhone WordPress app, geotagging via the WordPress add/edit post page and geotagging display on the post itself. When using the iPhone WordPress app, you can automatically add your current location to the post. The add/edit post page allows you to geotag by entering an address – it appears you have to enter a complete address (address, city, country) for it to work. A geotagged page includes a hyperlink indicating the location chosen for the post – move the cursor over the hyperlink and a small map pops up showing the location, click on the map and a new Google Maps window opens where you can explore via Street View or by using other Google features. This further enhances the psychogeographic aspect of this blog.

 

Toronto

2 thoughts on “Testing Geotagging”

  1. Hey Francis/cois!
    I just chose the first photo to comment on. This photo proved to have a very “John Cage vibe” to it. I wanted to quickly say, “Wow!” Great photos and so plentiful that I will have to take my time going through them and commenting. I am checking out shows at Pop Montreal including music-centred films, Arcade Fire (outside), and several smaller bands this weekend.
    I am still eating the bakery bread from our New Hampshire trip which began last week. Beautiful area. We stopped in on Caroline for a day. Had an interesting encounter with U.S. politics. More on that next time.
    Sooner!
    -Clint

    1. Clint, Thanks for the comment! Which one gives you the John Cage vibe?

      U.S. politics? Plagues all of us, including American-born blonds hiding out in Canada!

      I’ve always wanted to check out a few shows at Pop Montreal – they had an amazing poster from two (or three) years ago that I wanted to get my hands on.

      I hope you like the rest of the photos.

      Ciao,

      Francesco.

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