Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Machine Tags

Flickr has had machine tags for several years now (and they are a Good Thing), but one of the problems with introducing new namespaces is the lack of any formal definition, so people are free to add as they wish (this is generally a good thing, but can lead to garbage data).

So: I propose a new namespace for the Amateur Radio community called say 'hamradio:' that would then mean an image such as http://www.flickr.com/photos/elwell/5397112294/in/set-72157625667743349/ could be suitably tagged. - The visual information in there shows callsign, date and position - but should it be plotted on the senders locatation, or the site that received it. Or both....

Since I don't have enough time, Someone Else (tm) should create a noticin.gs style QSL lookup that can integrate with hamlog.eu or qrz.com. Or something.

Discuss...

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