Thursday, March 4, 2010

ArcGIS Explorer: Viewer for geotagged images in schools

ArcGIS Explorer (2009 release), a free virtual globe from ESRI, is an excellent tool for displaying your geotagged photos on a globe.  It's powerful tools and clearn interface/data layers make it a great option for PC classrooms.

If you already have a collection of geotagged images, perhaps using a tool like, there are three easy steps to mapping nirvana.

  1. Download and install ArcGIS Explorer (PC only)
  2. Download and Open the "Add Photo" Add-in [info]
  3. Run the add-in and you'll see a new "Add-ins" tab in ArcGIS Explorer. Under the tab you will see the "Add Photo" add-in with an easy-to-follow wizard.

After you've added your geotagged photos, ArcGIS Explorer will create clickable thumbnails of your images, correctly placed on the globe.  The ArcGIS Explorer globe is is draped with beautiful Earth imagery - with no ads or irrelevant "community" content.  although ArcGIS Explorer will not geotag your images, it's a great way to show them off!

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  1. A new version of ArcGIS Explorer has been released by ESRI. For more information, see: