Hi. I'm Catherine Maldonado and I accidentally used everything I've learned in the past few years as a front end web developer to create this template.
Basically, I write a blog post intro and create a new Google Spreadsheet when I want to start a new collection. Then, I open up my DO Camera app any time I want to add to the collection and snap a photo. That is it. Take a photo and a little map thingy is automatically generated. I did all the things between the app capturing the photo and location data and what you are looking at now.
All kinds of crazy things are happening to make this work, many of which will make back end developers shake their heads in a forlorn manner. Some of the fun stuff: Google Spreadsheets as a database, tapping into Google Maps api to get static maps and convert lat/long coordinates to street adresses, using DO Camera & IFTTT to update collections in real time