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Geotags, aerial synths, street synths… capturing events as they happen. If you can mark it on a map, then this is the place to talk about it.


Topic: Countries Without Synths

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TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Took a look around the map explore page (http://photosynth.net/geoexplore.aspx) last night and came up with a list of the countries where there are no geotagged synths.  I did this just by looking so it's possible I missed a couple.  It could be that some of them have synths, but they aren't geotagged.  Anyone out there have some photos from these countries that might synth?

Americas: 
Bolivia
Guyana
French Guiana
Antigua and Barbuda
Belize
Nicaragua
Greenland (yeah I know it part of Denmark, but still)

Europe:
Montenegro
Albania
Liechtenstein

Pacific:
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Marshall Islands
Fiji
Palau
Federation States of Micronesia
Kiribati
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Continuing...

Asia:
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
North Korea
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Afganistan
Turkmenistan
Bangladesh
Brunei
Yemen
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Oman
Maldives (Sorry if this is rubbing salt in the wound Jon)

Africa:
Madagascar
Mauritania
Mali
Libya
Sudan
Eritrea
Djibouti
Somalia
Uganda
Rwanda
Burundi
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Central African Republic
Cameroon
Congo
Gabon
Chad
Benin
Togo
Cape Verde
Equitorial Guinea
Angola
Mozambique
Namibia
Zambia
Lesotho
Swaziland
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Cote d'Ivoire
Seirra Leone
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mauritania
Liberia
Senegal
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
OK, so I did the "first" Nicaragua synth:) Well, at least the first geotagged one. Here it is...

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=F0C097C3-5286-47F6-B552-9F9DBA8DECCD

(Stay tuned for possible updates, as this one was Take 1...)
tbenedict (Over 1 year ago)
Hey, I'd love to branch out and do other islands in the Pacific, but...  Anyone got a plane ticket? ;)
Marvin (Over 1 year ago)
Hey Tony, great job!

Did you try search for each of those countries?  Maybe there's a synth out there that we can convince the owner to geotag.
Marvin (Over 1 year ago)
Just as an example, searching for "Fiji" brings up a bunch.  I'm commenting on their synths now.  Hopefully we can strike that off the list soon.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
UPDATE: Geotagged my Nicaragua synth, but it didn't appear on Map Explore. I read that synth must be at least 18 images, and over 25% synthy. Mine have enuf images, but is only 18% synthy:( If u read the description for my synth u will understand why. Oh, well.

BTW, a search for "Nicaragua" returns two pages of synths; just not geotagged.
swami_worldtraveler (Over 1 year ago)
P.S. It could have been a little more synthy is I could have "forced" Photosynth to include certain pix in a clump. I even tried a couple other times, but it did sum things differently! Clearly, it's not an exact science. But these r other issues for other posts...

Just the same, I hope the synth conveys an expression of my experience.
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
OK, I took up Marvin's challenge and ran some searches.  Below is the list of countries where we have no synths either geotagged, or described (title, description, tags contain country name).  Alas, there could be a Synth of Benin out there but the creator didnt give any indication as such.

French Guiana
Solomon Islands
Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Djibouti
Somalia
Rwanda
Burundi
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Congo
Central African Republic
Gabon
Chad
Benin
Equatorial Guineau
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cote d'Ivoire
Guineau
Guinea-Bissau
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
The next step is encouraging the creators of the non-geotagged synths to do so...  Time to start leaving some comments requesting they do so!
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