Visiting Professor My Lien Nguyen is teaching a class called Ethnic Markets Research this semester. The students are going to local non-traditional market in Poughkeepsie and documenting the fruits and vegetables that they find. Part of that documentation includes taking photographs and part of it is identifying where the market is on a map. Welcome to Flickr and Google Earth, students! Professor Nguyen wrote the following tutorial on how to upload, name, tag, and place your Flickr photographs into Google Earth. With her permission I am sharing her tutorial. One note from the professor: the actual data and information on the plants or market sites are under-construction, and in particular, the plant photos shown have not yet been named.
Want to learn more about Flickr? Go to Educause Learning Initiative’s Seven Things You Should Know about Flickr page. Or ELI's page on Google Earth, too, which might be a little out of date.
1) You need to open a Flickr account. http://www.flickr.com
2) You can name all of your photos before uploading them to Flickr – You can add in the description the scientific name.
3) Upload all the photos at the same time. You will be given the option to place “Tags.” These are key words people use to surf the internet. I wrote “Asian Indian Food Plants.” All these words show up separately as tags. See the pink circle below.
4) Pictures can be edited inside Flickr - follow the links inside Flickr. I chose “Auto-fix” to brighten up some of my dark photos. I also rotated and cropped some. See the yellow circle below.
5) You can put all of your images on the map! In Flickr - click on any photo to get into edit mode. On the right lower side is: Place this photo on a map. See light blue circle below.
You get this:
Looking at the screen shot below, see above the photo - drop the menu (the down arrow) and select “All your photos" circled in red below. Type in the address in “Find a location” at the top of the page (See the light green circle below).
Click on an image on the map or the Places side bar, the photo descriptions will show. Go to properties and the geo-data will show. OK - we got around Panoramio! And yes, add that KML to your market page!