Site Features 08/21/2007
Your Videos – Mapped!
Today we have put a new feature in place: video geolocalization.
Before, you could only indicate in which city or country your video was
filmed. From today on out, you can place your video directly on a map!
How does it work?
For new uploads, you won’t have to do anything you didn’t before. At
the end of the upload process, you will find yourself on the video’s
information page. We have added a map to this page to let you
associate your video with a geographical location, either by clicking
a location directly, or by using the search field.
To localize your video:
-Use the search field to find your location. Double-click the map to specify more precisely.
Navigate the map and double-click on the location of your choice.
-A pin will appear on the map, as well as a list of cities in the area. Select the appropriate city, or confirm the city you found with
-Your video is mapped! Now you need only to save your changes.
What happens to your old localizations?
Obviously, nothing is erased. The old location data remains, but will not affix your video to the map. You must go to the video you want to localize and select “edit info” to put it on the map, verify that a pin has appeared on the map (or double click on the map to add one) and click “save”.
But this isn’t all!
When you watch a video, you can now click on the geolocalized info (for example: Wichita, Kansas, United States, or longitude and latitude) beneath the player to make a map appear. This map will indicate the exact location that the video was taken, and you can zoom in and out, pan, navigate, etc.
We have also created a page which allows you to find videos by location: http://www.dailymotion.com/geoloc. You don’t have to enter a city or country, but can simply navigate within the map and zoom in to view videos in a specific area. This page is still in beta, but you can already search geotagged videos of any user by adding their username to the URL www.dailymotion.com/geoloc/[USERNAME]
In spite of all the tests we have made, a few bugs may remain in this feature. If you come across any, we invite you to share them in the comments of this post. They will all be corrected by our crack team of developers, fueled by the joe of our new monster coffee machine.
We believe this new feature offers enormous potential which will be realized over time. We hope you appreciate it as much as we do.
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