Definition of geotag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjēōˌtaɡ/


An electronic tag that assigns a geographical location to a photograph or video, a posting on a social media website, etc. you can go back and add geotags to existing shots
More example sentences
  • When we add a geotag to a file or piece of information, we link that file with the place with precision accuracy.
  • That location data, or geotag, gets added automatically by some cameras and camera cards, and you can add it yourself if geotag information isn't included.
  • iPhoto already has a database of what you're typing in, such as Yosemite, and can assign a geotag to all photos in an event once you've chosen one.

verb (geotags, geotagging, geotagged)

[with object] (often as noun geotagging)
Assign a geotag or geotags to (a digital photograph or video, a posting on a social media website, etc.): the device also has a 3 megapixel camera which can be used for geotagging researchers looked at a total of 380,000 messages, each geotagged so that the location of the tweeter could be pinpointed
More example sentences
  • Once you know the location, you then geotag the images.
  • Google Buzz will be available as a mobile Web app, letting you dictate status updates by voice and geotag your posts.
  • If you geotag any of your photos, let me know!

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Syllabification: geo·tag

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