Map It And Tag It Rumble


You’re only 5 steps away from winning a Spinner 360° - Here’s what you’ve got to do!

Step One – Geotag over 50% of your Photos

We aren’t doing anything in less than half measures in this Rumble. But don’t worry, Geotagging is easy. And it’s a cool way to explore all the best locations in your area (or any area) using our Nearby Map .

To make things easier, we’ve put an indicator in the ‘You’ section of your LomoHome which tells you exactly what percentage of your photos are currently Geotagged.

Q. How do I Geotag my photos?

A. All you need to do is…

• Upload your photo in the Lab as usual
• Click ‘Put on Map’ in the Photos section
• Type in or manually click the location of your photo
• Click ‘Save Position’

Credits: sadmafioso

Step Two – Submit 3 Locations in the next 3 weeks

That’s just 1 location a week. So get thinking about where you’ve been with your camera recently and submit some location articles! The deadline for submissions is 14th February.

Please note: Location submissions must be in English

And don’t forget, you get 5 Piggy Points for each accepted Location you submit – So, if each of your 3 Locations get published (which they should do if you’ve followed our Submission Guidelines ), you’ve already bagged yourself 15 Piggy Points. Not too shabby for a little work!

Also, if you happen to submit one of our requested locations for the appropriate month, you’ll get 10 Piggies instead of 5! View our current requested locations here

Q. How do I submit a Location?

A. You can submit a location article here .

Basic Requirements for each location submission:

• At least 5 Photos
• 40 word / 3 line minimum summary
• 75 word minimum main content
• 5 descriptive tags

Read the full Location submission guidelines .

Credits: ericeast

Step Three – Share your Location in your LomoHome

This is the easiest step of them all. Just share your Country and City with the rest of the Lomography community. So if you’re in Reykjavik, Iceland, say so!

Q. How do I add my location to my LomoHome?

A. If you haven’t already shared your location on your LomoHome, don’t worry, you can complete this part of the Rumble in a few seconds! Here’s how you do it:

• Click on ‘You’ in the Homes section
• Click ‘Edit’
• Select your Country from the drop-down menu and click ‘Show on my Home’
• Select your City from the drop-down menu and click ‘Show on my Home’

Credits: vicuna

Step Four – Add a link to your LomoHome in the comments section of this page

Step Five – One randomly selected winner will get the Spinner 360°!

We’re spinning the roulette wheel to decide the winner of this rumble. Don’t forget, you’ve got 3 weeks to complete the mission – the deadline for submissions is 14th February. So go on and spin your way to success!

written by tomas_bates on 2011-01-24 in #competitions #rumble #tag #nearby #locations #map #geotag


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    I'm in! :D

  2. elvismartinezsmith
  3. squamy
    squamy ·

    Lovely! Me three :)

  4. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    only 16,000 photos to geotag and i will be 50%

  5. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    You have already submitted 3 locations?!? You're fast!

  6. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    I geotagged all my photos. I think I cannot join in. :-|

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i will not geotag morethan 50% of my photos!!! since the feature came up i taged about 99%....

  8. troch
    troch ·

    I'm game: I have been geotagging all new photos since the feature was live.

  9. darryl1208
    darryl1208 ·

    I just have a question: When a location is not accepted, will I be informed asap, so that I can search fo an other one ?

  10. nural
    nural ·

    Count me in!!!

  11. basho
    basho ·

    I'm in! Luckily for me, 90% of my photos are geotagged:

  12. imoomi
    imoomi ·

    Here I am!

  13. duckduckninja
    duckduckninja ·

    Going for 100%!

  14. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Finally, a reason for me to write Lomo Locations! hahaha

  15. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    I´m halfway done with the job, but I have some questions...can I submit the location in the spanish site or only in the interntional site? and if I have several locations already published are they valid?

  16. dcm1980
    dcm1980 ·

    here i am!!!

  17. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    All this people that are entering their lomohomes adress... have you published already 3 lomolocations since the rumble started?! 'Cause, if it is step #4, we should do the other first... right?!

  18. pushkar
    pushkar ·


  19. pushkar
    pushkar ·

    im in

  20. veato
    veato ·

  21. annekoning
  22. rav_bunneh
  23. disdis
    disdis ·

    not yet!

  24. sharktopus
  25. webo29
  26. ne_fryakai
  27. ubmba04jp1
    ubmba04jp1 ·

    Hello from Tokyo!!

  28. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    This rumble favours people with few images :P

  29. beckyinlondon
  30. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    "bagged yourself 15 Piggy Points. Not too shabby for a little work!" To me it is NO little work...!

    Folks, shouldn't you be writing 3 lomolocations and THEN put your lomohome here? Why would LSI folks look at you home already if you haven't wrote the articles yet? Isn't that a waste of time?
    Step Two – Submit 3 Locations in the NEXT 3 weeks
    Step Four – Add a link to your LomoHome in the comments section of this page

  31. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    2 out of 3 , maybe 4 written so far !

  32. casi
    casi ·

    Let's go

  33. basho
    basho ·

    Do translations of our own locations count? I published a location on the Spanish site some time ago, and then I translated it for the international site... That should count, doesn't it?

  34. adrienne-is
    adrienne-is ·

    i've got some work to do. mainly the articles, but i'm going for 100% too.

  35. ocit
    ocit ·

    be a 100% :D

  36. amirulshahrom
  37. madnad
    madnad ·

    ok i'm in !!

  38. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    ang hirap! :D

  39. chesty
    chesty ·

    Aussie Aussie Aussie

  40. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I'm definitely gonna give this a shot!
    Been hoping for a Spinner but can't (due to $$$ constraint)

  41. tataaa
  42. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    Hello all!

    Just to clarify, in Step 2 of the rumble we are looking for 3 NEW LOCATIONS from you in the next 3 weeks. Please submit all locations to the International site and we are sorry but translations of existing locations do not count.

    @darryll208 – You should get notification within 24 hours of submitting if your Location is not accepted.

    @littlekoala – Please only submit your locations to the International site. Sorry Locations you already have had published are not valid – But you’ve got plenty of time to submit 3 new locations to us!

    @basho – No, sorry translations of Locations don’t count – We are looking for 3 new location articles from you!

    It’s great to see so many submissions already, just remember these rules:
    (1) In your Home it must show up that you have over 50% of your photos geotagged
    (2) Submit 3 new location articles to us in the next 3 weeks
    (3) Share your location (city and country) in your Home

    Hope that clears things up for everybody! Let us know if you have any more questions!

  43. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    Also, for the duration of this rumble, 5 photos for each Location submission is enough (on the submission guidelines it says we want 10 minimum) - Sorry if this has caused any confusion!

  44. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    I'm in.

  45. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    forgot the link:

  46. iaki
    iaki ·

  47. mrs_wu
    mrs_wu ·

    Why is it my German site shows only 27% Geotagged while the international one shows 80% (which is the right number)?

  48. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @mrs_wu - Sometimes it takes our system a little while to update different sections of the site - Sorry!

  49. life_on_mars
  50. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    All my pics geotagged! submissions will arrive soon

  51. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    What a lovely idea to get more submissions, i'm defiantly in.

  52. santorinihippie
    santorinihippie ·

    100% geotagged!!

  53. gaabi
    gaabi ·

    I have a question, can you write the article only english? can you write the article in spanish?

  54. kihru
    kihru ·
    tohuwabohu mes amis...

  55. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    @tomas_bates: should I wait to have 3 locations published to put the link to my home here or do you prefer that I do it now? Thank you.

  56. crystalplett
    crystalplett ·

    I'm in! I hope I did it all right :)

  57. basho
    basho ·

    @tomas_bates : Thanks! I'll try my best to submit the locations.

  58. panelomo
  59. amirulshahrom
    amirulshahrom ·

    One of my location article just published today, does it count ?

  60. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    I'm down with this!

  61. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    I'm down with this!

  62. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    Could it just be 3 in the next 3 weeks? Not necessarily 1 per week?

  63. wallflowersforjane
  64. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @gaabi – Thanks for the question- Sorry the locations must be submitted in English…but you can always translate the article(s) to Spanish later and earn some extra Piggies!

    @saidseni –Either way is fine! We will obviously check LomoHomes at the end of the rumble to make sure people have done steps (1)-(3) properly – you can post your LomoHome here now and submit the locations over the next 3 weeks!

    @amirulshahrom – I’m afraid only Locations submitted after the Rumble start date count – But you’ve still got plenty of time to submit new ones!

    @fivedayforecast – Yes just 3 in the next 3 weeks is fine, doesn’t have to be one a week…you can submit them all today if you want :-)

  65. amirulshahrom
    amirulshahrom ·

    @tomas_bates Thank you very much for the info : )

  66. phaliyp
  67. nikimales
    nikimales · im in... let's go....

  68. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  69. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  70. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  71. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  72. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  73. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  74. zoezo
    zoezo ·


  75. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    nooooooo why did it post it LOADS of times :-(

  76. conorrrrrrrrrrrr
  77. maymosciaro
    maymosciaro ·
    pick meeeeee!!!

  78. basho
    basho ·

    1st location submitted!

  79. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Babes, I'm in! 2 locations more and I'm finished. Good luck to all!

  80. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    I´m here !!!

  81. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    I want in!

  82. maneke
    maneke ·

    * well

  83. pe
    pe ·

  84. lucide
    lucide ·


  85. bigbadwolf
    bigbadwolf ·


  86. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    I want the Spinner 360° so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    D O N E !

  87. iidiko
    iidiko ·

    im in

  88. gateau
  89. peewpeewbangwatcha
  90. lucianamorin
    lucianamorin ·

    I just geotagged my ENTIRE LOMOHOME and it says that I only have 40% of geotag. I fresh the page and they say I made 47%. Then 60%. Then 40% again. Whats going on here???

  91. flomo
    flomo ·


  92. escudero
  93. daniacos
  94. kellypark
  95. drame
    drame ·

  96. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    this is great. i'm in! -

  97. xtina70
    xtina70 ·

    weeew, 1 more step left

  98. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @lucianamorin - Sorry, it takes a while for our system to update the geotag % on your LomoHome - that's why the number fluctuates for a while - Well done on geotagging all your photos, that's great!

  99. bulius
    bulius ·

    1 more step,

  100. beni
    beni ·

  101. keaveny
    keaveny ·


  102. keaveny
    keaveny ·


  103. chewy
    chewy ·

  104. jeaa
    jeaa ·

    aaahk!got a lot of geotagging to do.haahaa

  105. jonlomography
    jonlomography ·

    I'll give it a shot.

  106. carmenism
    carmenism ·
    Finished my three article submissions finally! :)

  107. crojasvives
  108. weedos
    weedos ·


  109. nooora
  110. analogmonolog
  111. wallflowersforjane
  112. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    1 more location to go then im all set :-)

  113. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    3+ submissions, %90+ Tagged, Home Tagged

    Im in

  114. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Here is my home

  115. ocit
    ocit ·

    please gift me spiner :)

  116. ocit
    ocit ·

    come in spiner 360%

  117. ocit
    ocit ·

    come in spiner 360%

  118. amor44
  119. gunship
  120. megustastu
  121. mariaratfingers
    mariaratfingers ·

    it's been over 24 hours since i submitted it and i haven't recieved a notification on whether my location article was accepted or not
    should i keep waiting or should i try sending it again?
    it's my first article so i need to know cause i'm not sure if i'm doing it right!

  122. veato
    veato ·

    Oh no. Only 10 days left and I'm struggling with my final location!

  123. monkeyalien
  124. easilydistracted
  125. titidvivant
    titidvivant ·

    Whew, I made it!

  126. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    Out of interest, I'm on 98% - is there any rapid way to which photos aren't geotagged? That last 2% is annoying me a lot more than it should!

  127. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    Woohoo! 3 Lomolocations submitted as stipulated; 'mon the spinner!

  128. toyam
    toyam ·

    Finally! I am in! :)

  129. iaki
    iaki ·

    yay! My 3 location for the map it and tag it rumble was accepted =) I´m waiting for to be published !!

    i´m completly in now!

  130. johnnyq302
    johnnyq302 ·

    Sounds like fun!

  131. crojasvives
    crojasvives ·

    yaaay!! all set!!! :)

  132. troch
    troch ·

    I made it over 50% so I'm in:
    Wish it was easier to go back and geotag. It keeps overloading my browser when I try to go back.

  133. -alia-
    -alia- ·

  134. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    We have to submit until 14th or they have to be published until 14th?

  135. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @saidseni - You just have to submit before the the location could be published after the 14th

  136. kumquatquat
    kumquatquat ·


  137. sea_monstersss
    sea_monstersss ·

    I hope I did this right!

  138. sea_monstersss
    sea_monstersss ·

    No matter what I do, it still says I'm at 0% :( I don't understand!

  139. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    Ok... 3 articles and 100% geotagged!
    I want a Spinner 360º

  140. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I just submitted my 3rd Location article. 1st is published, 2nd is scheduled?? I hope I make it?? :/
    100% Geotagged!
    Thank you! I hope I can get my hands on that Spinner 360!

  141. staciehewitt
  142. achocolatemoose
    achocolatemoose ·
    two done, last one scheduled for publishing before the end of the competition!

  143. chewy
    chewy ·

  144. meimeiflower
  145. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Sent my location #2 (and #3 but the 24 hours didn't pass yet) and didn't got mail... does that mean you didn't like it? It was so colorful and original... Should I try to send other location?

  146. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    Woohoo! 100% geotagged! It took forever to find that non-geograhical 2% - like looking for 17 needles in a haystack... a haystack made of 553 needles... needles made of photos...

  147. erinwoodgatesphotography
  148. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    I've got three submitted since the competition started! Hope you all like it!

  149. anarollemberg
    anarollemberg ·

    Crossing my fingers -

  150. ungrumpy
    ungrumpy ·

    @saidseni, i'll check your other submissions, expect your notification emails soon. sorry about the delay.

  151. gasord
    gasord ·

    Ready! Three submissions sent (1 published, two waiting for approval) and 88% of the photos geotagged!
    my lomohome:

  152. aeqnoct
    aeqnoct ·

    100% Geotagged, 1 article scheduled for publication and 2 others were submitted last week. So here goes my link:

  153. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    yahoo I am in..sent the last one in and one already published and got spammed..72% geotagged and counting. Here is my link Thank you for the chance.

  154. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Okay it's the 13th I'm all done 56% tagged..... 1st requested location (japan/London) done.....2nd requested Location (Sacré Ceour Paris ) done.... 3rd requested location ( Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge) done.... happy yeah!!!
    home London
    That's me all done!

  155. neja
    neja ·

    I am done:
    51% geo tagged,
    3 submissions submitted,
    my location revealed!

    fingers crossed!

  156. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

  157. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    I sent in three locations; one about two weeks ago (I received an email for that one), one about a week a go (no email notification, which is why I sent it in again on Friday and today) and another one today. So what shall we do if we don't recive email notifications? Does that mean that something's missing? Or that something's wrong? Or should we just sent it in again?

  158. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    I also meant to say my first is published my second was sent in the other day but i still haven't got confirmation and that was well over 24 hours, my third has just gone in but I could really do with the piggies for the 1st as I only have five days left before they die!!!
    thank you.
    Obviously with so many being submitted there may be some delay but please extend my pig life, ta!

  159. basho
  160. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    I really want to win the spinner 360º!!
    In my country there is not lomostores, they don't sell them here :(

  161. odio-et-amo
    odio-et-amo ·

    Oh, how I would love the Spinner 360º!

  162. erdnusskeks
    erdnusskeks ·

    yay yay triple yay!

  163. conorrrrrrrrrrrr
  164. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz · Great! :D

  165. artpunk
    artpunk ·
    Whew! 65% tagged and so many more to go, but I got over the 50% line, eh? :-)>
    Sorry about the late location submissions! Have been so busy that I almost missed this rumble. I hope that the criteria for locations is to just have submitted three, rather than have them accepted - as I'm sure you won't have time to review all the last-minute submissions like mine. Would love to win a spinner! Good luck everybody!

  166. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    19 hours left!!! can't hardly wait!

  167. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @kylewis – You should now have 15 piggies for your three locations - all are okay for publication, we just have to set the date. Hope that’s OK!
    @u-t-e – Don’t worry all of your location submissions have been approved :-)

  168. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    Wahey! all done and dusted :-)

  169. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    Wahey! all done and dusted :-)

  170. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    @ tomas_bates
    Thank you very much for saving my piggies from the chop BUT they should be TEN each as they were requested locations!!! TA!

  171. lukaaus
  172. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Yeah! My two other locations will be published! I'm in! Gonna light my lomo candles!

  173. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    All three articles published!

  174. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    yayyyy ended!

  175. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    in 5 hours!!! OMG

  176. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Submitted 3 lomolocations today!!!
    Good luck to all (but I hope I win ;-)

  177. artpunk
    artpunk ·

    Do the lomolocation articles need to be published? I am concerned there won't be enough time for review of them prior to the end of competition. I followed the guidelines (stuffed up my 1st submission as I did it when I was half asleep, but I resubmitted it, sorry about that) Will those who submitted locations that haven't been published yet still be in the draw?

  178. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @artpunk - no the locations dont need to be published, we just need 3 submissions for you to be entered into the draw :-)

  179. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    I did 2 submissions late Saturday night and not sure if they got there ok..sent notes but no return notes. So re-did a few hours ago and sent in again..Lots-O-Work.. so should be good to go..Best of luck.

  180. artpunk
    artpunk ·

    @tomas_bates - thank you!

  181. artpunk
    artpunk ·

    LOL, I had submitted 3 locations yesterday, which I am pretty sure were submitted within the guidelines, but I just submitted another one about 5 minutes before the deadline (just to be sure!)
    Sorry for the extra work tomas, I hope you have some helpers when you review the lomolocation submissions! Taking part in this rumble has made me realise how much I enjoy sharing my experiences and photos with others. Not only that, but it also reminds me of how fortunate I have been to have visited some truly beautiful locations. Thanks!

  182. andredimu
  183. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @Everyone - The winner of the Map It and Tag It Rumble has been chosen - The winner of a Spinner 360 is @achocolatemoose - Congratulations!!!

  184. pili_iker
    pili_iker ·

    congrats to @achocolatemoose!!!!

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