Flickr Geotagging Air App

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

After coming back from my trip I found I wasn’t completely happy with the application that came with my Amod AGL3080. My main complaint about it was that it was Windows only and I upload all my pictures on my MacBook to iPhoto before using it to then upload to Flickr. Also, I had already started uploaded images to Flickr without tagging them so I didn’t really want to go back, geo-tag, and reupload. I like my Flickr photos to be full scale and I wasn’t about to reupload gbs of photos again.

I found GPSTagr while looking for something that would tag my already uploaded photos. A good RIA but only takes coordinates in GPX format so I had to find another app to convert my RMC formatted logs. There was also a bit of confusion with the timestamps from my GPS logs and the photos I had taken converting from UTC to the local time on my part. As I flew from country to country, I forgot to change the time on my cameras a couple times. Also the +/-12 adjustment wasn’t enough to handle the time difference. Last, it would have been helpful if I could preview the coordinates before I committed the updates to my photos.

So this is what I set out to do; create an easy to use desktop application (air application) that would work on multiple platforms, work with multiple GPS formats, and interface with Flickr and Google Maps. I’ve already started and am pretty satisfied with how quickly it is to build something using Flex.

Flickr Geo-Tag Air App screen shot