Tag Archives: geotag

flickr geofences


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.

Mozilla Firefox is now geo location aware !

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 about:config
  • Type geo.enabled
  • Double click on the geo.enabled preference

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OSGeo is your Open Source Geospatial Compass

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:

See Also:

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The latest flickr / googlemaps / yahoomaps geomap geotag mapping craze seems to be GeoShapes and GeoShaping. Which is basically giving a shape to a locality !

See Flickr

See Google


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another flickr geotag groups of groups (gog)

GPS goes Nuts

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

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OpenCycleMap for Cyclists (from the creators of OpenStreetMap)

Did you know there is a OpenCycleMap of the world for Cyclists (from the creators of OpenStreetMap) which contains contour information thanks to open source NASA contour data !

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dopplr, flickr, geotagging & openstreetmap

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 !

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