Our World: Where in the World has George Been?

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Isn’t modern technology wonderful?  I’m trying to get my photos organized and published, and one of the programs I use is iPhoto.  iPhoto has a ‘Places’ feature that identifies the location of a photograph.  Now that I have a GPS tracker the process is automatic, although I have to enter the location manually on older photos.

Over the weekend I noticed that I currently have 119 places identified in my photos.  The red pins on the world map above give a general view of where I’ve taken pictures.  The dots on the far right are on Beijing, People’s Republic of China, and the island of Bali.  I visited those places more than 20 years ago.

The red dot in the Caribbean is San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Betsy and I boarded a cruise ship on our honeymoon.

Most of the dots are in the U. S., of course, and by zooming in to the area around Fairfield Glade, I can see that there are many places in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina that we’ve visited.

I have no idea how many places I will eventually get identified, but I find the whole process very interesting.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Where in the World has George Been?”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    That’s a lot of traveling, I can only imagine the number of photos!

  2. diane Says:

    Now you have got me motivated. I have seen that feature in iPhoto but have only used it a few times. I think I have to put it in manually I’m not sure if my camera has the gps thingy. I guess it would come up automatically if the camera had the gps. There is so much to learn with modern technology. It is hard to keep up.

  3. Sandra Says:

    wow, that is a lot of red dots, world traveler you are.

  4. Karin Says:

    It’s a lot of fun seeing it like this! So much you’ve seen and soooooo much still left to visit! Have fun!

  5. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Pretty sophisticated. Mine wouldn’t need to be anywhere near that large.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    This is terrific, George! And what fun! Traveling is so wonderful! Love all the modern technology! Good for you for taking advantage of it! Hope your week is off to a great start — it looks as though it is!!!

    Sylvia

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This is so cool for travelers! I think I could never learn how to use it, though! But you are really good with techno things!!! Wonder how come I have never heard of it or seen ads for it?? Why don’t they publicize it, they could sell lots more?

  8. Linda Gross Says:

    It is possible to manually (and automatically) map photographs on Flickr as well. I have considered it, but put the thought on the back burner for now. I don’t have a GPS, so I would have to manually enter all locations. Perhaps it is something I can do beginning in 2012 .. we’ll see.

  9. Rajesh Prabhu Says:

    This is a wonderful feature. I have not used it so far and certainly looks worth a try.

  10. Happyone Says:

    You have traveled quite a bit.
    That is really cool to see the photo locations.

  11. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    This is very interesting. A clever way to track your travels.

  12. Latane Says:

    I hadn’t heard of the photo program so found it fascinating. Thanks for posting about it.

  13. Neal Says:

    I use Picasa to manually identify where a photo is. It’s awful slow to do it manually because I can’t remember exactly where the photo was taken. However, I do try to geotag most of the pictures I take today…especially if on a trip.

  14. Rose Says:

    Technology can be a wonderful thing…and I love my digital camera. and would be sort of lost without a computer and internet now…

  15. Life Unexpected by BigHotMommaG Says:

    Wow! such an avid traveler!

    When my daughter turns 8 we will travel around our country too! and then if we can afford go outside PR!

    Thanks for sharing this!!

    Visiting from OWT 🙂
    http://graceabonillo.net/2011/12/owt-bahay-ni-rizal-calamba-laguna/

  16. sartenada Says:

    That’s a lot of places in which You have visited. What about Europe? Someday!

    Thank You for this post which I find very interesting.

  17. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    YOU have been everywhere. Well, almost everywhere.
    I haven’t used this PLACES feature yet…but you have inspired me.

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