February, 2012 Archives

Pine And Grant

February 22nd, 2012 Permalink

I realized today that I have now published over 10,000 images of San Francisco. Although I live in the East Bay, I work in San Francisco and a lot of the shooting I do is in the city. San Francisco is relatively small compared to some other cities, but the variety of subject matter and the unique beauty of the City by the Bay continues to inspire me.

You can see all of my images of San Francisco here: City by the Bay on Flickr

And Beyond

February 14th, 2012 Permalink

And Beyond

Lightroom’s hierarchical keywords make it very easy to tag your photos with lots of meaningful data. For example, when I tag a photo with “San Francisco”, it automatically inherits “San Francisco County”, “California”, and “USA”. It is too much work to enter all that data manually, so I used the geographic data from the USGS geonames website and wrote some scripts to transform it into a format that Lightroom can import.

Files are available for all 50 states, as well as associated areas and territories. You can also download data for counties within states. The data is available on my Location Keywords for Lightroom page.