Topic: Gettin your synth on Bing Maps

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ryanchahl (Over 1 year ago)
Hi there,

I am currently attending Simon Fraser University in BC Canada and I want to use photosynth in a presentation I am doing. I have photosynthed a main area of the school and want to put it up on Bing Maps. How do I do this?

Here is the link to my photosynth:

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Ryan - All you need to do is add a geotag and your synth will appear on Bing Maps.  You can find a link to the map on the view page of your synth.  Just click on the map image.
Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
It looks like you figured it out. I can see your synth on the map now.
ryanchahl (Over 1 year ago)
WOW this is pretty cool stuff!

Thanks for responding.
Luis-Camacho (Over 1 year ago)
I'm hijacking this old thread to ask the same question as the OP. I've created 2 synths recently but none of the have been placed on Bing Maps yet. I've done other synths before and they only take a few hours to be placed there but with these last 2 it has been 2 days and nothing was shown on the maps. Any info about what's going on. Do I need to do something?

Thanks in advance!

These are the synts I'm talking about:
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
We've been having a problem with the service that talks to Bing Maps.  We're on it and hope to have it fixed today.

Luis-Camacho (Over 1 year ago)
Oh, ok. Thanks for the fast anwser! Have fun!
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
This should now be resolved.  It may take a couple hours for things to work their way through the system though.  Please let me know if you're not seeing your synths/panos on the map by tomorrow.
oosterwal (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to Geotag someone else's synth or panorama?
michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
hey oosterwal, that strikes me as a potentially very interesting idea (assuming permission from the original work's synther/panoram was a necessary step to such a move).  Without this sort of protection system, it may be too easy for people with a sense of humor to place synths all over the world (like in the White House, etc)

Good idea!