Welcome to GeotagIt!, a mashup dedicated to geotagging.

What is geotagging? Geotagging is a form of tagging. A tag is a keyword that we associate with a particular resource (a photo, an URL, whatever you want) to help us to identify it, to easily find it, to group together a set of resources.

A geotag is a tag that contains informations on a geographic location: specifically its longitude and latitude. This implies that geotagged stuff can be displayed on a map, and this is an interesting way to visualize organized resources. For example, this is the geotag relative to the city of Rome, Italy:

geotagged geo:lat=41.889999 geo:long=12.5

What's the purpose of this mashup? The goal is to allow to display various kinds of geotagged stuff on a map. The mashup offers the following services:

  • Visualization: import on a map a geotagged collection of del.icio.us posts or Flickr photos.
  • Geotag service: insert location data and get the corresponding geotag.
  • Upload service: share your collections.
  • Search: find collections uploaded by others.
  • Read the news: use a (Mini)RSS-Reader to search and read RSS feeds.

How do I use it? You can import your geotagged del.icio.us posts by supplying a tag and the user name and password of your account, or a public set of geotagged Flickr photos by inserting one or more tags and a user name. Credentials are never stored on the server, and are used only to retrieve the data.

To get a geotag, just insert location data (city is required) in the Geotag Service panel and then use it to tag your resources.

If you want to share your collections, you can upload them by giving a title, your name and maybe an URL to reach you. When you upload a collection, your accounts aren't accessed anymore, because all the necessary stuff (URLs to images, text descriptions etc.) and only that, is stored on the server.

Finally, to read a RSS feed you can perform a search using keywords, or just insert the feed URL to start reading it.

How was it developed? This mashup has been developed using ASP.NET and the Atlas framework. One of the goals was to explore the Atlas' framework features in detail. If you are interested, please read this technical overview.

Feedback Please feel free to send an email to modulino at gmail dot com for anything related to this mashup (comments, bugs, suggestions). You can find me also on the ASP.NET forums (I'm Garbin).

Source code The source code is provided under the MIT License.

Please note

  • Supported browsers are : Internet Explorer 6+ (tested), FireFox 1.5+ (tested), Safari (not tested).
  • If you are the author of one of the shared collections and want it to be removed, please write to the email address above and I'll do it.
Have fun!
Copyright (c) 2006 Alessandro Gallo. All rights reserved.