Create Keyword from Location Field?

Post Reply
tplunkett
Posts: 27
Joined: 15 Mar 11 1:28

Create Keyword from Location Field?

Post by tplunkett » 09 Mar 14 19:32

My scenario is as follows:

I upload all of my images to Flickr so I can have access to my entire library from the cloud. For the past few weeks I have been using the PSU Geotagging feature to geotag the location information for my entire library. By the way, the feature works great - thank you! The only issue I am having is not with PSU but rather with the Flickr search API. The location field is mapped into the sub location EXIF data field when viewed on Flickr. Unfortunately their API does not allow searching on the sub location field (at least that is what I have been told and it appears to be true) - only on the City, State, Country fields. So a workaround I thought may be to have PSU create a keyword for the location field when it is exporting and uploading the pictures to Flickr. Is this even possible? Is there another approach to doing this that I am not aware of that someone could share? I really want to search based on the location data field value. I do not want to create redundantly present keywords in my files for the Location information which is already properly stored in the designated Location field via GEO tagging - I think I just need the keywords to be created during the export process to Flickr.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or help someone could provide.

Hert
Posts: 6784
Joined: 13 Sep 03 7:24

Re: Create Keyword from Location Field?

Post by Hert » 10 Mar 14 10:12

As it appeared very odd to me that Flickr would allow searching on all location details but the actual location, I looked this up in the Flickr API specs. And they've told you is correct.... In Flickr you can search on:

World level
Country
Region
City
Street

And not on the location. Have you files a feature request at Flickr for this?

There's no way in PSU to add keywords *during* a transfer without having them persistent in the database as catalog labels.

tplunkett
Posts: 27
Joined: 15 Mar 11 1:28

Re: Create Keyword from Location Field?

Post by tplunkett » 10 Mar 14 17:02

Thanks Hert for looking into this. I am curious about the Street field. Can you tell me where you researched this so I can do a little research myself. I have not seen the Street field before. I will likely file a Flickr enhancement request.

Post Reply