The Six Month Anniversay of Geotagging on Lomography (and a Short Animation)

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Today while working on a new way to show photos and locations on a map we found out that our "put on a map" feature has its six month anniversary. Well, we don't celebrate every feature, but in those six months 211,806 photos have been geotagged and we've made a short (very short) animation to show how the worldmap was filled.

Thanks to you for making this possible and let’s continue filling all the missing spots throughout the world – if you’ve uploaded some photos without geotags please add them in the Lab!

Also be assured we’ve heard your feedback on the nearby functionality in Photos and Magazine that some locations and photos are missing. Well, first off: this might appear so, but on the overview map we are only showing the top 200 spots (nearby spots are combined). More would take more time to load and slow down older computers. But we were not totally happy with this either, so we are now working on that feature again (and this video is a by-product of this process). Expect something (hopefully) cool coming up soon!

written by recurving on 2010-11-26 in #news #locations #photos #relaunch #nearby #geotagging

8 Comments

  1. emilios
    emilios ·

    Ok im going to greenland!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    @emilios, I'm quite proud of my points in Baffin Bay : ) @recurving: This so exciting ! Thanks for all the work !!!

  3. emilios
    emilios ·

    @stouf Ah yes! Forgot about that.

  4. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    Wow! A lot of dots pop up on Hawaii. I think that was me. lol

  5. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Only the top 200 locations? Wow, more than 10% are in Portugal, who could imagine...? I think I didn't understood what you meant... What is supposed to appear in the Magazine/Nearby map, can someone explain to me (I'm blond)...?

  6. recurving
    recurving ·

    @saidseni: it's a bit complicated and hard to explain: we take a look at areas with a lot of photos and from these areas we take the top 200… but we've made a new map with all locations and photos (currently in testing): www.lomography.com/playground/nearby

  7. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Heeeyyyy, that's cool...!

  8. paperplanepilot
    paperplanepilot ·

    they weren't kidding when they said "short animation"

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