Back in July, Brooklyn Museum approached us to help get a set of their photos geo-tagged and pinned to the Historypin map. The Brooklyn Team set up #mapBK and a ‘Mystery Pins’ group on Flickr and released a collection of 300 photos. Together we reached out to Brooklynites and Historypinners to help geo-tag them and in just a few weeks over half had been identified and pinned to the map, tripling Brooklyn’s share of pins in NYC.
We’re working on integrating more crowd-sourcing tools into Historypin, including geo-tagging games. So from next year institutions will be able to harness the Historypin community to geo-code their content by pinning it to the Historypin map.
A big thanks to everyone who helped with the #mapBK project. If you want to do some detective work there are still some Mystery Pins to solve, and you can read more about #mapBK and the Brooklyn Museum here.