Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Geotagging

Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about a new application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - specifically "geotagging".

As always, the orange title at the top of this posting is a direct link to the mp3 file with the podcast. Remember that you can subscribe to these podcasts using the link on the orange XML button at the lower right.

The transcript of this podcast is at:
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/Geotagging.html

In the podcast, I mention the use of KML files with Google Earth - here are three files to experiment with:
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/Backyard_Storm_1_26Jul05.kml
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/Burks_8_20Jul05.kml
http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/podcasts/TheBigHouse.kml

I also mention 3 inter-related software environments:
http://www.flickr.com/
http://www.geobloggers.com/
http://earth.google.com/

I also mention the Clark Boyd's The World: Technology podcast:
http://www.theworld.org/technology/index.shtml

Best regards,

Burks

3 Comments:

Blogger Lanny Arvan said...

Burks -

You've now produced a substantial number of podcasts. Can you guesstimate the average length and the average file size for the mp3 files? What are those? Do you have any thoughts on how long you'll keep the content online and available?

On a different front, do have thoughts on how or when your students are listening to your class podcasts?

Lanny

7:17 AM  
Blogger Burks said...

Lanny - Most of my podcasts have been recorded at 44k - so the files end up being right at 1 megabyte per minute. I just recorded a new podcast at 22k, and it ended up being 0.9 megabytes per minute - not much of a savings.

I plan to keep this online for a long time - as you may know, Ray Schroeder at UIS is working on an Academic Podcast Repository, where he will collect a large number of podcasts and host them on a podcasting server somewhere.

Most students are listening to the podcasts on their computers. A few have iPods and listen anywhere. The students in my online class are older adult students, and not too many of them have iPods yet.

-- Burks

10:56 AM  
Blogger Rich James said...

This is great info that I will share with GIS faculty. This podcast would work well as a "vid-cast" with screen recordings of the websites showing the process for tagging the photos.

9:04 AM  

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