flickr now lets you create geofences which are a hotspot on a map that has special default geo privacy settings. These are useful for locations such as “home” or “school” that you would like to make more private than your global default. You can create up to 10 geofences.
When you visit a location-aware website, Firefox will ask you if you want to share your location:
If you consent, Firefox gathers information about nearby wireless access points and your computer’s IP address. Then Firefox sends this information to the default geolocation service provider, Google Location Services, to get an estimate of your location. That location estimate is then shared with the requesting website.
But if you wish to disable the feature completely you can follow this set of steps:
- In the URL bar, type
- Double click on the geo.enabled preference
OSGeo's mission is to:
- Promote the use of open geospatial formats
- Provide best-practise guidelines and examples for use of open and free standards for data (GML, WMS, WFS-T) and metadata (Dublin Core, RDF, ISO19115 through ISO19139).
- Promote public access to state-collected geodata
- Lead by example in demonstrating economic value and research activity generated by open access to public geographic information.
- Run a repository of open geodata
Open Source Geo Projects:
The latest flickr / googlemaps / yahoomaps geomap geotag mapping craze seems to be GeoShapes and GeoShaping. Which is basically giving a shape to a locality !
- http://where-what-when.husk.org/ powered by http://appjet.com/
another flickr geotag groups of groups (gog)
GPS goes Nuts
HappyCamel (feed it a GPS track and alist of digital photos and it figures out where these images were taken)
HappyCamel Google Map Examples
What's the connection between dopplr, flickr, geotagging & openstreetmap ?
Watch the video:
Listen to the podcast:
Read these media articles:
See how yahoo flickr seamlessly merges its maps with OpenStreetMap maps :
Finally why not join the Change !