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So, I'm on vacation, and, as is my habit, I'm spending a fair chunk
time climbing up high things (Cathedrals, Eiffel Towers), that sort
It happens I'm traveling alone, but even if I weren't it's generally
practical to leave a person on the ground to take pictures of you
top of these sorts of things.
On the other hand, at most sites, there's hundreds of people
standing around the base, snapping pictures.
So the idea is a search engine. You pick a point on Google maps,
enter a time stamp (which can generally be pulled from the
you took looking down). The app crawls picture sites (Flickr,
whatever) for time stamps (plus or minus a few minutes) and
that match your location. This allows you to find that perfect
of you spitting off of the leaning tower of Pisa.
The advanced version does image analysis to limit it to pictures
pointed at the correct area, and maybe adds facial recognition.
You, in somebody else's vacation photos
From the wayback machine. [tatterdemalion, Oct 24 2014]
An extant variant. [tatterdemalion, Oct 24 2014]
[not_morrison_rm, Oct 26 2014]
Their system tracks time and GPS data in videos for retrospective examination. [AusCan531, Oct 27 2014]
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||It's called the NSA, and it's Baked.
||Big Brother Is Watching YOU
||Hmm, I agree the archive version is similar in intent, but
the general conversion to digital, with the corresponding
exif data, including geographic location in many casess,
increases the practicallity by several orders of magnitude.
||This sounds like it should work. Do the metadata
normally stay with the images when they're
||Typically yes, unless the user makes a specific effort to
clear it. Sometimes it will go away with a format change,
but not always. I know flickr, specifically, allows you to
designate regions where they won't show the geographic
information. This is to allow you to post home and family
photos without giving to much away.
||Of course the best quality photos are less likely to have the
geographical information (since the majority of actual
cameras, as opposed to phones) don't have a GPS unit, but
even there, most photo sharing sights include added tags
that might contain that information.
||T-shirt with very big QR code on the front and back , then you can just trawl the net for pics....
||//Your own FB url ... on a shirt
||I do have a QR code for "my" facebook page. Natural modesty prevents me from putting a link to it on here.
||See "Virtual Observer" [link]