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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 10y

I have some remarks about mapping photos of my travels to Peru.
First some advice if you want to map photos of Cuzco or Machu Picchu. If you edit the name of the place manualy, it recognizes Machupicchu, but it's somewhere else in the north of peru. And Cuzco is Cusco, with the 's'.

But I noticed this too late, and I want to know if there is a possibility to change this for all photos at one time for machu picchu.
If I try to change this one photo at a time, I'll have to click on the map, but he doesn't change it?

Actually, I can't find any of my cusco or machu picchu photos back on the map. How can I see all my photos located on the same place/black dot?? If I click nothing happens.

Hope someone can help. Thanks

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 14, 2006, at 3:06 AM by Utrecht ]

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Quoting Utrecht

it recognizes Machupicchu, but it's somewhere else in the north of peru.

Hmm, it looks to be in the right position to me. If I autocomplete to Machupicchu, it gives me coordinates -13.1583333 / -72.5313889, while wikipedia says -13.163056° / -72.545556°, so that shouldn't be enough of a difference to be problematic.
All your Machu Picchu photos say they have location Aguas Calientes, though - and if I autocomplete to that, I indeed get a location "somewhere else in the north of peru", although not at all the same as where all of your photos have ended up (which is about the same distance straight north of machupicchu as cusco is southeast).

But I noticed this too late, and I want to know if there is a possibility to change this for all photos at one time for machu picchu.

Alas, no. We've firmly chosen for a photo to location workflow, not a location to photo one. Editing should be a matter of simply zooming in on the map until you have the right location in view, clicking on the first photo you want to reassign, clicking on the new location (which after a second or two will now show a black dot), clicking on the next photo, clicking on the black dot to assign the photo to that same location, clicking on the next photo, etc. Very occasionally there's a bug where the flash is loading some information and doesn't register your mouseclick until you've moved the mouse away already, which'll end up a photo in a wrong position. But the new dot appearing in the wrong position should alert you to that, and then you can re-click in the right location.

Actually, I can't find any of my cusco or machu picchu photos back on the map. How can I see all my photos located on the same place/black dot??

That's best done by zooming in on the display view. here they are.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

One thing we could do though is change the names on Machu Picchu and Cuzco right Sander? Or is there a reason they're this way (local spelling?). I've found a few others in Thailand that threw me 'Ban Ko Tao' instead of Ko Tao for example...

The trip looks pretty cool Michael and some great shots!

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

We could do that, yeah. There's no reason they are as they are now, other than that the source database had them that way. (Which probably had a good reason for it, but also probably shipped with half a dozen variations (including the now preferred one) that we stripped away.)
It won't change the spelling for users who've already assigned stops and photos to those locations, though.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting Sander

It won't change the spelling for users who've already assigned stops and photos to those locations, though.

Ah, not done by id then I guess? I'm pretty sure the spelling Michael has on them is the 'more correct' one, so tempted to do it anyway...

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 10y

Sander/Sam,
I tried Aguas Calientes first to edit manually and yes, there was some places called the same in north/central peru as well. So that's why I just added a dot somewhere northwest of cuzco or so.

Hm, strange that machupicchu was giving the same location as wikipedia, it really came up with a dot actually in the same location as cuzco with a 'z' or the other aguas calientes. Actually, it's the same place as when you just add Peru as a new trip.

I guess in general those latin american countries are really confusing because there are so much places with the same name. Every town has the same streetnames as well. Imagination is not theirs!

Thanks for helping out. Michael.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 14, 2006, at 6:29 AM by Utrecht ]

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

Ah, not done by id then I guess?

It is, but then we save the name of the location separately, both for performance reasons and to allow people to rename a location in their own language (and to fix database 'mistakes' like these on their own - not everyone will know to come tell us about them, and not all mistakes will be important enough to warrant a change from our side).

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

By the way, I've changed the spelling to Machu Picchu and Cuzco, but you'd need to remap these to see them changed on your maps (unless you've already placed them and named correctly yourself as I half assume...).

Thanks for pointing it out!

9. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Utrecht

it recognizes Machupicchu, but it's somewhere else in the north of peru.

Hmm, it looks to be in the right position to me. If I autocomplete to Machupicchu, it gives me coordinates -13.1583333 / -72.5313889, while wikipedia says -13.163056° / -72.545556°, so that shouldn't be enough of a difference to be problematic.
All your Machu Picchu photos say they have location Aguas Calientes, though - and if I autocomplete to that, I indeed get a location "somewhere else in the north of peru", although not at all the same as where all of your photos have ended up (which is about the same distance straight north of machupicchu as cusco is southeast).
.

What grid reference is used for this? UTM co-ords, projection, corrections etc...?

10. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

I think UTM, but honestly, I don't know exactly. The flash map itself is third-party and a black box as far as development goes - we feed it latitude and longitude of locations, and it gives us latitude and longitude of clicks, but I don't know how exactly it projects those.