Flickr have fairly recently introduced what they call ‘geofences’ which allow users to set privacy options on location information for selected images. Ostensibly this looks like a case of ‘job done’ but on closer investigation it actually reinforces our previous post about having an explicit purge/delete capability – a sort of ‘un-geotag’.
This article provides a good overview of why this might be needed. Alternatively, if you actually want to spy on friends and colleagues take a look at this Creepy little app…
One of the use cases we have come up for GeoTaggingResources (GTR) is for a facility to purge or delete intrinsic geospatial metadata embedded within (typically) an image.
Why, you might ask, given the pains that people go to to geotag images in the first place, would I want to get rid of that information?
Well, this article and this piece clearly highlight the perils of indiscriminate and ‘silent geotagging’…
We now have a first draft on the API and are keen to have feedback on its utility.
We also have a constantly evolving demonstrator illustrating metadata parsing, editing and enrichment. We know we have stuff to do and coming shortly will be access to an open corpus of geo imagery metadata..