Don’t worry if you won’t be one of the possible million people in attendance… you can still participate by taking photos from the events wherever you are.   We'll be collecting your synths  from the D.C. area on a Live Search Map that we'll put online during the inauguration: After the inauguration we'll be creating a similar map collection to show your celebrations from around the world.

How to Participate

If you’ll be somewhere around the capitol, capture a Photosynth of where you are and upload it to When viewing your synth page, click the icon to Geotag your synth (Mark it on the map). We’ll be watching for inauguration synths and will be collecting the best on a special inauguration map. (Letting me know you created an inauguration synth will help us find all the good ones for the map:

If you’ll be anywhere else in the world, capture a synth of where you are and include your television when the oath is on the TV… there is a chance the television could become a portal directly into the main inauguration synth we’re creating.  This portal idea is something we’ve talked about before and some of our users have even experimented with: Synth in Synth: Germany – Sydney.  Some updates in the future to the Photosynth site will make it easier for these kinds of portals to be shared and explored. Create your synth and upload it to When viewing your synth page, click the icon to Geotag your synth (Mark it on the map).

Geotagging Your Synths


In order for us to locate your synth on our special inauguration map, or on any of our Live Search Maps we need you to geotag your synths.  You can do this when viewing your synth pages.  There is a globe icon below your synth title on the right side of the page.  Click that icon and place your synth on the map by finding your location and then clicking where you want the synth geotagged.  There is a save button at the bottom of that map popup.


P.S. This is a great resource for shooting good synths: Photosynth Photography Guide: Tips and Tricks


We’re excited about the synth collaborations that will capture this historic event and we thank you for helping us.  Celebrate safe and well.