From Mass High Tech uLocate buys GEOsnapper.com.
Framingham-based uLocate Communications has acquired GEOsnapper.com, a California-based web company integrating uploaded photos with GPS location information. No financial details were disclosed.
Users of GPS-enabled mobile camera phones such as the Motorola i860 can tag and post images to an online account. In addition to being automatically tagged with a physical location, users can label photos with keyword and or a category directly from the phone. Online users can search through photos by location, category, photographer or keyword, and the photos are matched with maps.
According to Alan Phillips, co-founder of uLocate, the new service is aimed at markets including law enforcement, real estate, city and municipal management, and the insurance industry.