New York, NY (PRWEB) November 26, 2005
Fotki.com, a media social network specializing in photo sharing has also become a geoweb by having announced a new era in geotagging and browsing photo albums. Geocoded albums are all present on the FotkiMaps powered by Google Maps. Now it is possible to literally travel around the Earth with Fotki albums.
Having started with photo-session location feature allowing incorporating location-based references into albums and photos, Fotki quickly came to the idea of integrating geotagged albums on a large interactive map. A nifty tool, FotkiMaps, was developed due to the power of Google's publicly available Maps API and has become the most fun means to digest the entire photo collection. All albums stored by location are seen as a picturesque network of photographer's travels allowing a viewer to experience as if following them: albums' placemarks are located on aerial and satellite images and combined with FotkiMaps with a click.
One can just find on the map the place where photos were taken and click on it to link an album to latitude and longitude on the Earth. On the FotkiMaps, a geotag stands for the album or the entire list of albums connected with this tag. Albums' owner can easily handle and manage any number of geotags through a unified Location Manager.
Everybody visiting online albums on Fotki can click a map button to open FotkiMaps and to view albums seamlessly integrated with scrollable and zoomable Google Maps. Geocoding, Geolocation, Geotagging and Geoblogging becoming common notions for a digital photographer and making much sense for him add plenty of advantages to photo sharing and media social networking.
People travel quite a lot and have many shots that are grouped into "road trip"- or "travel-route"-type albums - albums that are not taken at any one location but spread out over sometimes hundreds of miles. Same goes with subject-type albums: say, an album may contain photos of waterfalls or monuments taken all over a country. It is really great to have each album individually labeled with theme geotags and to see them all exposed on the map.
"We are really excited about this cool new Fotki capability," says Dmitri Don, President of Fotki. "The new feature makes Fotki a better tool for anyone who travels a lot, for the kind of people that we are proud to call our users: worldly, social, active people whose oyster is the whole world, so to say! We are always working to make sure that Fotki is the best place for such awesome people!"
To see FotkiMaps in their best, welcome to fotki.com:
Fotki.com is a media social network owned and operated by Fotki Inc., a privately held company located in New York City. Fotki's international community, great and fast growing, is interconnected by numerous friendships, family relationships and multiple interests. Fotki provides its users with what seems to interest people on the Internet most - communication through online photo albums and blogs. Also photo printing and professional online photo selling, as well guest book, email, and bookmarks are Fotki's alluring features. Created in 1998 by its co-founders as a hobby and a means to communicate with friends and relatives around the world, Fotki has gradually grown into a powerful media social network.