Category Archives: geotagging

Picking the wrong default path

I’ve been using my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS for six months. I use it when hiking and to geotag pictures. I noticed that I haven’t been getting the advertised accuracy level; the accuracy has ranged from 25 to 150 … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, geotagging, gps, product management, ui, usability | 2 Comments

Flickr places provides a wide-angle view of the world

My friends who’ve seen me walk around with a GPS as I take pictures on vacation or hikes think I’m a little bit odd. But apparently, I’m not the only one. In the 15 months since Flickr officially supported geotagging, … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, maps, mashups, travel, web 2, web 2.0 | 1 Comment

Trying new ways to cover fires

Crises force people to think differently. Faced with a rapidly moving story, media outlets in Southern California have done an outstanding job in adopting Web 2.0 tools to keep readers informed during the tragedy. SignOnSanDiego, the Web site of the … Continue reading

Posted in geotagging, journalism, maps, media, newspapers, web 2, web 2.0 | 2 Comments

The quest for buried treasure in mapping

I wrote the other day about MapQuest’s new beta launch and how they’ve so far missed the mark on mapping innovations that have occurred in the last two years. Maps can serve many purposes. Finding a business or a place … Continue reading

Posted in aol, geotagging, google, maps, yahoo

Geotagged YouTube videos come to Google Earth

Google has integrated geotagged YouTube videos into Google Earth. By selecting the “YouTube” layer in the “Featured Content” section section of Google Earth, you can see the locations of YouTube videos. Clicking on the icon allows you to play the … Continue reading

Posted in geotagging, google, maps, web 2, web 2.0, YouTube | 3 Comments

Fun with Google Maps and geotagging

Here’s a fun trick: copy the KML link from the bottom of a flickr page and paste it into the Google Maps search box. Here are my favorite flickr pictures plotted on Google Maps. (Click through to view it full … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, google, maps

iPhone dreaming – iPhone + GPS

The iPhone has quickly become the ultimate communication device for many. With a few tweaks, it could easily become the ultimate navigation device. Creative Commons image by stevegarfield. Imagine: You get into your car and put the iPhone in you … Continue reading

Posted in apple, geotagging, google, gps, iphone, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, wireless, wireless data | 6 Comments

Outside.in puts neighborhood news on the map

Brady at O’Reilly Radar has a great post on Outside.in. The startup aggregates local blogs, organizes them by neighborhood and plots them on a map. I’ve written before about the importance of being hyperlocal. If I were running a media … Continue reading

Posted in city guides, geotagging, journalism, local search, maps, media, newspapers, web 2, web 2.0

Flickr vs. The Washington Post

There was a big bike race outside my door yesterday. Thousands of people showed up to watch pro cyclists from around the world in the 100km CSC Invitational. What’s the best source to find out about what happened yesterday? Oddly, … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, google, journalism, media, newspapers, photography, web 2, web 2.0, yahoo, YouTube | 4 Comments

A virtual tour of Whistler

I’ve uploaded and geotagged pictures from my ski trip to Whistler. You can see a map with the satellite view. (Judging by the lack of snow, it must have been summer when the satellite image was taken.) Geotagging will change … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, gps, local search, maps, mashups, mobile search, travel, web 2.0, yahoo