I created my Flickr geotag map. I tagged my images with asuweb20, then searched for “asuweb20” and found all of our pictures. I love this technology. I used the Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons license for my photos. I would like to get credit for my work. I will be using Flickr more when I have time.
What amazing technology Blaise Aguera y Arcas has developed. He works for Microsoft and is the architect of Bing Maps. He has built dreamscapes using still photos from the web. This technology leads to the ability to drive down the road, take a picture of a landmark and be able to find other attractions that are located nearby. After viewing his video, I visited www.photosynth.net to view some of the images. They are amazing! It makes me want a professional camera.
EXIF stands for Exhangeable image file format and is basically the properties of your image. By checking the meta data on your image you will see the camera model, shooting time and date, shutter speed, aperture, light metering, exposure, ISO speed, image size, and many other things. GPS information can also be included with up high end cameras that will list the location of where the image was taken.
I’m not so sure I like the idea of the GPS coordinates included in the EXIF data for my pictures that I put online. We have no privacy or anonymity now. I think it is dangerous to give this information to everyone. When doing the geotagging within Flickr, I had the option to pick the located of where my image was taken. I choose not to pin-point the exact location. Not so with the cameras with GPS. Smartphone camera also have this feature. For safety sake, you can turn this feature off. If not, any photo you upload to the Internet will contain a road map to your door. Scary stuff…