Thursday, June 07, 2007

Less-than-elegant geo-blogging


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Here is a cumbersome version of a technique that we are hoping to make much more simple in the future: a photo blog posted directly from a cell phone and georeferenced on a map or 3D globe. I took the picture on the left with a cell phone camera, then recorded my geographic location using a GPS unit and entered it as text for the blog. The photo and lat/long coordinates above were posted directly via cell phone, and this text was added later once I had access to a computer. I entered the coordinates into Google Earth and created the snapshot on the right. This is one of the projects that the GIS Crew (hopefully in conjunction with some students in a computer science class) will be working on in the coming months.

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