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Gerry and I put together this quick presentation on geolocation, geotagging and photography. This is one of the topics that we are excited about at the LFS Learning Centre this fall (Sep 2008). The ...

Gerry and I put together this quick presentation on geolocation, geotagging and photography. This is one of the topics that we are excited about at the LFS Learning Centre this fall (Sep 2008). The K-12 Educators in the audience loudly told us that for this to work - it has to have a straightforward workflow.

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Paille Lomas Ade2008 Geolocation Paille Lomas Ade2008 Geolocation Presentation Transcript

  • Mashing up photos and information with Google Maps
  • 1) Turn on your GPS at your starting point
  • 2) Get the GPS to create a track
  • 3) Go for your walk & take pictures
  • 4) when back, plug in, download file
  • 5) Export track file from GPS software
  • 6) Use GPSvisualizer.com to change GPS track file into KMZ
  • 7) Upload it to any webserver http://homepage.mac.com/gpaille/cavell.kmz http://homepage.mac.com/gpaille/cavell.kmz http://homepage.mac.com/gpaille/cavell.kmz http://homepage.mac.com/gpaille/cavell.kmz
  • 8) Search Google Maps using the file URL
    • Save it to your maps
    • see what photos and wikipedia articles have been contributed by others
    • Contribute to the wikipedia articles
    • Create your own wikipedia articles
    7) Enjoy...
  • Put your flickr photos into Google Maps
    • Upload your photos to flickr
    • tag with something appropriate for the location ( http://tinyurl.com/5a2lo4 )
    • geotag them ( http://tinyurl.com/5bcofv )
  • Put your flickr photos into Google Maps
    • find the RSS feed for the specific event tag
    • Copy the link for the GeoFeed
  • Go crazy
    • scavenger hunt
    • Google Maps math
      • calculating track length & area
    • embed track map in web page
    • associating geological formations, soil types & flora + fauna to elevation and geography
    • remember to ‘tag it’
    • Gerry Paille & Cyprien Lomas