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Is Your Site, Blog, or Feed Geotagged?

One cool way of finding sites is geographically. I actually found that a friend of mine at work had a blog by locating him on a map. There are a number of web sites out there where you can post your blog’s location or site’s location by it’s geographic coordinates. However, you’ll need to actually add some meta tags to your site to be found.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but there really wasn’t a simple tool out there to build the tags for me… until now! Tonight I’ve launched Address Fix.

The site can be used to clean up addresses, find your latitude and longitude, and automatically generate geotags for your website, blog and/or their RSS feeds.

Here’s a preview:
Address Fix

Just copy and paste the meta tags in the header of your website or blog with your other meta tags. Hope you like it!

FeedPress also allows you to Geotag your RSS feed. You can copy and paste your latitude and longitude into Feedburner under Optimize – Geotag your feed.

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    Thanks, RoudyBob. My kids are at their Mom’s for Christmas… that leaves bachelor Doug and his computer! I have a lot of projects like this that were started and never finished. It will be a productive week!

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    I have been keeping track of Google. Believe it or not, their maps are stil beta. If you want to build an application off of it and have guaranteed up-time, they offer an enterprise licensed version.

    I met with quite a few of their team out in Mountain View last year and the love seeing tools like this so I’m not too worried about it. It’s not like I’m going to hit their thresholds with hits!

    As for the CSS, I hacked an IE only CSS in there. It’s all good. I know that’s not the best method, but IE sucks so bad that I really don’t put much effort into it anymore. I realize that may be lost viewers… but oh well.

    Go Firefox!

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    Tried it with my address in Norway, and only got a “Sorry” message. For fun I tried entering simply “Norway”. I had to laugh when I got the result 🙂

    Thanks! (and no sarcasm there!)

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      Thanks, mapperz… and great site! Do you know of any limitations to utilizing the emad geocoding engine? I may beta test with it to see how it goes. It would also enhance the functionality since I could have users query by a number of ways (phone, etc.)

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    Is is just me or is the KML snippet not updating whenever I’m moving the marker?

    Any other than this: great idea and very useful thing. I’m just misusing it heavily for drawing polygon layers (i.e. hand-coding LineString-elements) for some google maps.

    Thanks.

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    Hello, my name is Ryan Updike. I am doing a Google Earth Project in our Geography Class that works with KML. Would you be able to help us fix or get some of the code just to turn out some of the KML code? We are trying to learn how to code point data as inputs, and then turn an output in xml code. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Regards,
    Ryan Updike

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    This is a great tool. It is nice to find an easy to use geotagging tool like this.

    I wish there were a directory of sites that use geotagging. Does anybody know of a list?

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