WordPress.com adds geotagging on posts and profiles

November 16, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Going local is one of the hottest technologies on the Web today, and on WordPress.com, you can now geotag your blog posts and profile.

Interested in reading blogs by other people in your area? A quick search will find them, and in the future could even be used to organize local WordPress.com user meetups. […] Geotagged posts get marked up with the geo microformat, geo.position and ICBM meta tags, and GeoRSS and W3C geodata in feeds.

The featureset is pretty modest right now but Jane Wells spells out the possibilities coming near you:

This is just the beginning. Building on this platform, we’ll gradually roll out more geotagging features, such as showing the location of your commenters, the location of poll votes, a live map view of blog updates on WordPress.com, or an annual report showing you where your posts were written and where your comments came from — kind of a blogger’s version of the Dopplr annual travel report.

That will definitely up the WordPress coolness factor even more. For more information, visit the geotagging support page. Using a self-hosted WordPress version? There are plenty of plugins out there for geotagging.

(Via The Blog Herald)

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