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Travel Forums System Talk photo location

1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 2y

Hi,

When going through the photos that are uploaded and having a location, it appears that there is a growing number of photos which are tagged with the wrong country.

I've seen quite a lot of someone who travels in Europe and they are mostly located in Nepal. I've send a PM weeks ago but no improvement.

Now I noticed a location of the Canary Islands which are in Western Sahara.

How can this be avoided?

Cheers
Mike

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 2y

another example

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 2y

Uhm, I am not sure whether I am bugging people with these things, but the system talk forum is meant to ask question and have replies right?

I have PM'd with touringteamf regarding many photos that are tagged to Nepal and it's frustrating for them as well as they try to change it without being succesfull.

Thanks for any help or reaction

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 2y

I think at present Peter is the only developer looking at issues, and I can easily imagine for a non-trivial issue like this that he's putting it on his todo list, and just doesn't manage to get around to it for a while. For a new member, he might've done a swift "thanks for the report, I'll be looking into it post", but probably for you he'd like to be able to say something more substantial. (I don't know; pure supposition here; but I know that I make similar posts in this forum for new members who report some issue, while I'd feel to say something like that would just be 'clutter'.)

One thing that struck me about this specific example, is that the latitude of Boston is almost exactly double that of the specified Turks and Caicos Islands, while the longitude is the same. Probably pure happenstance, since a similar relation doesn't exist between various Italian places and Nepal, but still...

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 2y

Thanks Sander,

I guess it's not a really vital issue for sure.
I just happened to come across more and more photos that were tagged to the wrong location.

Guess it's also difficult to comprehend the enormous amount of work Peter, you and some others who keep the website running, are doing. So perfectly fine to have a watch into it later.

cheers
mike

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