Landscape and cityscape photos are often uploaded into special groups and forums. Photographers who take the same type of photos often add each other as favorites. Searching with keywords relating to landmarks and weather conditions often produce great results, especially coupling with geotag information. Filtering by camera models also help differentiate high quality images.
COLLABORATION & LIGHTWEIGHT TOOL
Work with photographers and image curators to invite eligibe photos into the weather photo inventory. Implement a lightweight tool within Flickr to allow photographers to submit their photos for approval, which requires minimal engineering effort. Observe and determine when to upgrade the lightweight tool into a more robust tool as the app grow.
FEEDBACK & IMPROVEMENT
The lightweight tool works fine at first, but as the number of participants increased, we decided to build a more elaborate tool for better processing.