n. a code used to identify a geographic location associated with a digital object v. to apply geographic information or code to a digital object


“Geotag” is a shortened form of geographic tag. Geotags are either manually assigned to an object or automatically collected by a GPS receiver or chip, and often comprise longitude and latitude coordinates but may also include other location data, such as altitude or place name. Today, “geotagging” is a popular social media activity that allows individuals to tag, share, and discover online content. Typical geotagged objects include digital photos, videos, social media posts, and text messages.