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August 22, 2005

HOWTO: Geotag Anything

Following on from Phillip Torrones excellent post detailing how to geotag and add Flickr images to Google Earth, I wanted to be able to tag anything to a specific location. After playing around with Tagzania I finally managed to figure out how to make this work.

Google Earth gives you the ability to create a Network Link. By pointing this at the KML output from Tagzania you can effectively map any item to specific locations on the Earth.
Once you’ve got it setup right you should see something like my example below (you may need to click on the image to see it full size).

Google Earth Grasshoppermind Tags

So, how to setup your own?

NOTE: use decimal lat and long if you’re adding the location manually, Google Earth seems to prefer decimal over traditional

Tagzania: Create a new post

Easy so far, things get a little tricky now.

Tagzania: Tag List

Find the KML Items reference

Google Earth Add Network Link

If there’s any errors in the above guide please let me know. Happy tagging.
Oh and if you want to see my Tagzania tags, cut and paste this link into Add Network Link in your Google Earth:

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8 Responses to “HOWTO: Geotag Anything”

  1. Stefan Says:

    Isn\t it even easier? In step 5, just click on the KML button, and a premade network tag should open in Google Earth. At least it does for me.

  2. Grasshoppermind Says:

    Thanks for the tip Stephan, when I tried this with IE6 it worked just as you suggested. Unfortunately in Firefox it only works as I’ve written it above? Weird, anyone got any ideas?

  3. Stefan Says:

    Yes, try to save as, or else make sure Firefox knows what to do about the KML and KMZ extensions (that is, open them with Google Earth)

  4. Grasshoppermind » Blog Archive » Make Money Using Google Earth? Says:

    […] -Firstly, Google Earth lends itself brilliantly to location based items. I used an example of this in my earlier post Howto geotag anything. I created a Tagzania account to list several items for sale that were relevant to my location (Isle of Man). Once the KML file is opened in Google Earth, you will see some links to DVD’s and Books etc. If you click on these, you get taken to Amazon using my affiliate links. (I used ElfURL to keep the links nice and manageable) […]

  5. Dan Karran Says:

    I was just searching for a KML button to use on a site I’m working on, and clicked through to here. What a suprise to see my home island pop up in this context. Great to see other people at home are interested in geotagging too!

  6. lenin Says:

    how can i enable the geo tag in my application?

  7. surveyor Says:

    i’ve been searching for months on a way to inject header namespace and geotag my groups on a ning network for land surveyors…i’ll give this a try..why not, right?

  8. Chuck Phoun Says:

    I am new to the whole reading blogs and all. It’s like I can’t get enough of them now. Yours was really interesting thanks again. Do you know any good CPA Marketing Sites?

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