geoLibro

2006.June.19

GeoTagThings.com

Filed under: Geotagging — geoLibro @ 7:19 pm

Am I slow? I just heard about Geotagthings.com, and it appears to be yet another boon to those interested in writing their web content to geospace. I guess we could call it geobookmarking, where we (users) organize our world of web content by how it’s organized across the planet. The concept isn’t wild here, but I’ve played with this tool for about ten minutes (What? I get excited.) and it is very easy to tag your web content. You save a bookmarklet to (probably) your bookmark bar and whenever you come across a web page that you want to tie to a place, you just click that bookmarklet. You’re then taken to the geotagthings site, where you verify the location, add an optional note, then complete the tagging process and return to the original website. It uses the Yahoo! Maps API and I got it to work in Safari and Camino so far but OmniWeb choked on the login and Opera wouldn’t run the geocoding process (but did allow me to navigate manually to the location).

But then your tagged sites are available as a number of xml-based feeds, including kml. Which means your Google Earth can load it as a network link. Here’s mine. (Note, this won’t download a kml or kmz. I think you need to add this network link manually).

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