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Google’s Blogger has addd a feature to the new post editor in Blogger in Draft. Blogger in Draft is a special version of Blogger where they try out new features before they release them to everyone. Kind of like Google Labs. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts, like with time stamps.

Blogger Geotagging

"When you use Blogger in draft, you’ll see an option below the post editor to ‘add location’," explains Elaine Filadelfo of Google’s Lat Long Blog Team. "If you know the exact location, you can simply enter the address, city, or zip code; if you’re blogging about the view from the top of a mountain you just hiked or don’t have a precise location, you can browse the map or turn on satellite mode and put a marker at the right spot (and the reverse geocoder will label the location for you). The geotag will appear below your published post as a link, which will open up Google Maps. The location will also be included in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS."

There are some known issues with geotagging that Brian at the Blogger in Draft blog was kind enough to address:

– The location editor is hidden behind the text field in the Edit HTML tab. Please switch to the Compose tab to view and edit locations.

– A geotag cannot be removed from a post once it has been saved. If you need to remove a geotag, please copy your post content into a new post and delete the geotagged post.

– If you have a customized template and you don’t see the "Location:" byline, you may need to reset your blog’s widget template. Do this by going to the Layout > Edit HTML tab in your dashboard, and then clicking Revert widget templates to default below the main text field.

– Some users are having issues with the blog post map gadget. Brian is investigating.

To learn more about the geotagging feature, I suggest reading Brian’s full post. If you are interested in finding out more about Blogger in Draft itself, this page should sum it up for you.

Google Adding Geotagging to Blogger
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    I will geotag all the posts I write for my personal music blog. That way, readers will easily be able to look up information about the concert venues I report from and see their exact location on the map.

  • http://www.lightsonline.com/ Anonymous

    That’s great; you can never go wrong with tagging….never.

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