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New features, updated old ones and general news from the Photosynth team.


Topic: Seach and Photosynth

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dhaines (Over 1 year ago)
Why isn't Photosynth more visible on Bing Search and Bing Maps?

They are invisible to Bing Search > Images.  

If you go to Bing Maps, you have to click on "Map Apps" (what's that?), then click on Photosynth icon (what's that?) to see them on a map.

These Photosynths are really useful and powerful, but seem to be very hidden from the web.

Why don't you make them available immediately in image or map searches?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Like you, I would like to see them more prominently displayed on Bing, however you'll have better luck with them showing up in search results if you tag them with a check-in location. 

In other words, more than a geo-tag or geo-alignment, you'll also want to use the "Business or Landmark" form to tag the synth or pano with an actual location. 

That way, you should see Bing results more like what is shown here (Note the 'Step Inside' feature under 'Images'): 
http://www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN926x15805524&q=Museum of Flight
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Well... the forum broke that link, but let's try it this way: http://bit.ly/mofsipp

Also... a side note: 
The 'Announcements' forum is for the Photosynth team to make announcements to us... not for us to make announcements to them or the world. =)
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