nTerraCon just opened up shop with the launch of iGeo, their on-the-fly document geotagger. iGeo is “a new product that geo-enriches online text enabling website visitors to fly-into any location on a web page using Google Earth™ or Bing Maps™ . A free Community edition gives low-traffic website owners the power to add geo-context to their sites. nTerraCon’s Consumer Edition of iGeo™ allows larger customers, with greater traffic, to offer “on-the-fly” geo-tagging along with the embedding of text, images, audio, or video, text to create rich, immersive experiences for their users.”
I like it. So, let’s dive into to this bad boy…
- First thing you have to do is register, so get that out of the way. There is a free community version that you can use to at least test it out.
- After you register, get a key from the iGeo web site. This was a bit confusing since this is their V1 release, but you’ll want to login, click “My Account” (upper right) and then click “Obtain a New Key” (left nav). They key is good for the entire domain or directory within a domain. So, enter your domain and accept the TOUs – this will generate your key.
And, it’s actually pretty cool to watch the page render, a slight delay, then suddenly there are all these links lighting up on your documents indicating a location to a Bing Map. Just keep your eyes open for the “Geo-Enriching Page” indicator. Once it hides itself, your page has been completely geotagged. They have quite a few samples across a number of industries where this is applicable. Worth a looksee.
You can read the full nTerraCon press release for more information.