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Introduction to Neogeography by Andrew Turner

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Neogeography Projects

That covers most of the tools, techniques, and terms you will need to start making some really cool sites, mash-ups, programs, or whatever. Now we will actually start pulling all these pieces together to make some example projects.

We are going to cover the following projects:

  • Locating your photographs

  • Directions to your locations

  • Tracking your sports

  • Mapping your genealogy

However, this is just a starting point to give you some ideas and show you how to bring all these techniques together to a useful end. There are a lot of other projects just waiting for you to start. Perhaps you should make a map of alumni, teammates, club members or forum members, or a carpooling application for where people live and are traveling to.

There are also a lot of possibilities for neogeography games. Every year, the Come Out & Play Festival (http://www.comeoutandplay.org) is held in New York City and features dozens of innovative and fun geolocated games.

Locate Your Photographs

You take a wonderful trip, perhaps a cruise in the Bahamas, backpacking across Europe, driving around Asia, or tramping in New Zealand. You have hundreds or thousands of photographs of people, places, and experiences. People ask you "Where was this taken?" or "What was it like in Seville?"

By geotagging your photographs, you can embed the actual location information into the photo itself and map it. Then you can show your trek by train across Germany, or all the photos you took in Hong Kong.

Smart neogeographers ...

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