Photos on maps - geotag travel
Post on 05-Aug-2015
1. Photos on Maps - GEOTAGSReading map points frontwards & backwardsObservations of G.P. Witteveenwww.linkedin.com/in/anthroview 2. Ways to use geo-tags and keywordsAt flickr.com there is a tab for EXPLORE, withinwhich is World Map. The following slides showsome ways to use this visual search to:find patterns in the locations photographed, toidentify settings for specific pictures, and topreview a potential site visit for a photo shoot. 3. Type search this map for subject & locale. Example, Dunkirk WW2: wikipediaHistory buffs can gain a preview when planning to visit; or be contented with a virtual visit. 4. landscape search term: Yorkshire Dales Natl Park, UK. online, map photo linkDiscovering the spatial patterns among landscape picture takers for this location mayh helpyou determine where to visit when the place is unfamiliar to you. 5. Cherry blossom locations for Kanazawa, Japan: wikipedia, map photo linkBesides past events and places, you can search for photo spots for seasonal events andsubjects, such as the famous views of cherry blossoms in Japan (e.g. Kanazawa).Click the pinkdot to spring the thumbnail view. Use the maps top right link to share this screen view. 6. Map search string: elephants kenya (3881 results)Find locational patterns for subjects in the wild: animals, plants, geological and oceanic. 7. Map search string: surfing hawaiiFor sporting and recreational pursuits seek the places where pictures are frequent. 8. Map search string: sandhill crane michigan (510 results)Witness annual migrations of birds, fish and other creatures, based on photo plot points. 9. Map search string: jazz kyoto japanNumber & pattern of geo-tagged photos may indicate high or low incidence & addresses. 10. WW 1 trenches in Ypres, Belgium: wikipedia, map photo linkBrowsing a map location shows diverse photo subjects. But search the map allows you tonarrow the search to your subject, such as this one for WW I. Viewers can be witness tohistorical sites of violence (battles), disaster (earthquake & typhoon), or destruction ofpeople (massacre) or environment (pollution, extraction, spoilage). 11. Memorials in Okinawa, Japan: wikipedia, this maps photo linkBattle sites of April 1945 dont display, but searching memorials gives approximate areas. 12. Massacre at Babi Yar near Kiev, Ukraine: wikipedia, map linked photo searchNotes: top right shows magnification slider (the map is almost fully zoomed in). Pink dot withfringed sunburst is the location of the selected image from the thumbnails listed. Central ovalshows 79 results for the search term babi yar on this map; shifting the view and pressing thegreen circle in this box will refresh the geotags to show possibly more or fewer. 13. Geo-tagged photos: reading the maps or reading the photosIn summary ,the power of pictures attached to maps comes from two directions.A person can type a search word to discover locations where photos appear. Or aperson can begin by browsing the map without filtering to see only the search termresults.When the location is of primary importance, then viewing all photos connected tothe spot will be valuable. Or when a specific historical event or seasonal activity of aplace is the purpose, then one can arrange the boundaries of the map view and thengo to the box to apply search the map and discover the relevant images.Practical uses of this visual database of geo-tagged photos include virtual tours ofthe settings of historical, seasonal, or contemporary life. Or one can plan an actualvisit to a place by noting the pattern of spots where a given subject has beenphotographed, whether it be vegan restaurant, buskers, graffiti, or sunsets. Buildinga spatial and visual mental map of a place makes the actual visit more familiar; asimulated dj vu experience.Contribute to the universe of geo-tags by putting your own flickr photos to map, too!