flickr.photos.geo.setLocation

Sets the geo data (latitude and longitude and, optionally, the accuracy level) for a photo. Before users may assign location data to a photo they must define who, by default, may view that information. Users can edit this preference at http://www.flickr.com/account/geo/privacy/. If a user has not set this preference, the API method will return an error.

Authentication

This method requires authentication with 'write' permission.

Note: This method requires an HTTP POST request.

Arguments

api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
photo_id (Required)
The id of the photo to set location data for.
lat (Required)
The latitude whose valid range is -90 to 90. Anything more than 6 decimal places will be truncated.
lon (Required)
The longitude whose valid range is -180 to 180. Anything more than 6 decimal places will be truncated.
accuracy (Optional)
Recorded accuracy level of the location information. World level is 1, Country is ~3, Region ~6, City ~11, Street ~16. Current range is 1-16. Defaults to 16 if not specified.
context (Optional)
Context is a numeric value representing the photo's geotagginess beyond latitude and longitude. For example, you may wish to indicate that a photo was taken "indoors" or "outdoors".

The current list of context IDs is :

  • 0, not defined.
  • 1, indoors.
  • 2, outdoors.

The default context for geotagged photos is 0, or "not defined"

Example Response

This method has no specific response - It returns an empty success response if it completes without error.

Error Codes

1: Photo not found
The photo id was either invalid or was for a photo not viewable by the calling user.
2: Required arguments missing.
Some or all of the required arguments were not supplied.
3: Not a valid latitude.
The latitude argument failed validation.
4: Not a valid longitude.
The longitude argument failed validation.
5: Not a valid accuracy.
The accuracy argument failed validation.
6: Server error.
There was an unexpected problem setting location information to the photo.
7: User has not configured default viewing settings for location data.
Before users may assign location data to a photo they must define who, by default, may view that information. Users can edit this preference at http://www.flickr.com/account/geo/privacy/
96: Invalid signature
The passed signature was invalid.
97: Missing signature
The call required signing but no signature was sent.
98: Login failed / Invalid auth token
The login details or auth token passed were invalid.
99: User not logged in / Insufficient permissions
The method requires user authentication but the user was not logged in, or the authenticated method call did not have the required permissions.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

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