Questions tagged [geotagging]

The storing of photographer's geographic coordinates in image metadata.

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What options do I have for GPS/Geotagging with a digital SLR?

I would like to track GPS points while I am photographing with my Canon EOS (5D) camera. What option do I have track them and what do you recommend?
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Should I geotag the location of the subject or the photographer?

If I take a photo of a distant object with a zoom lens, and then geotag it manually, would it be more useful to tag the location of the distant object (what is seen in the photo) or the location from ...
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

I've been taking photos all over the country last year and now I want to create a map with all the places I've been. Luckily all my photos are geotagged which makes the whole process easier. The main ...
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What GPS would you recommend for geo-tagging?

I do quite a lot of photowalks and I'd like to geo-tag my RAW (CR2) files from my Canon 500D. I'm currently considering the following options: Use my iPhone 3GS with an application like Geotag that ...
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Why are high-end compacts still shipping without GPS?

All the major high-end[*] compact point-and-shoots have been refreshed recently: Panasonic DMC-LX7 / Leica D-Lux 6 Sony DSC-RX100 Olympus XZ-2 Nikon P7700 Canon G15 None of them have GPS built in. ...
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Where, oh where, are the GPS Point-and-shoot cameras?

"Geotagging" has been around for a number of years now. Why haven't the major camera producers (Canon, Nikon, etc.) gotten around to installing internal GPS systems in their point-and-shoot cameras to ...
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How to use Google Location History to geotag photos?

Google know where we are 24/7. If my camera does not have built-in GPS, but I would like to geotag my photos, is it possible to use the location history to automatically tag photos with my GPS ...
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Is there any software which displays geotagging plus compass data visualizations?

I was eyeing Pentax's new GPS hotshoe accessory for geotagging photos and noticed it also includes a digital compass and will record the camera direction as well as latitude & longitude. That got ...
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What can you do with embedded GPS locally?

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 made its way to me and it has a built-in GPS. Each photo is marked with its GPS coordinates, elevation and orientation. I am aware that if I upload such a photo to Picasa or ...
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How can I tag my photos with electric compass info giving direction my camera was facing?

I have a survey project where I need to record not only the location, but the direction (bearing and angle of elevation/depression) that the camera was pointing at the time the picture was taken. I ...
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What program could I use to create a map-based slideshow?

For travel photography I am a fan of slideshows where you actually see where the picture was taken on a map and zoom to the next location. I just found out that almighty Apple already did this in ...
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What free software exists for geotagging photos?

I do a lot of hikes and bike tours. On these tours I use a GPS device to track the route. I also use my compact camera to take some pictures. Now I want to use geotagging software to enhance the ...
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What on-camera geotagger do you recommend for a Canon DSLR?

I have been looking for a solution for geotagging with my Canon DSLR (T2i). It seems the most common solution is to use a separate standalone GPS unit and adding the tags in later during processing (...
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How can I use an Android smartphone as GPS to geotag my photos?

I have recently bought an Android smartphone and I would like to use the integrated GPS to geo-tag my photos. Does anyone have any experience doing that? (Which GPS logging app to use, with what ...
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Can I get GPS data into my Nikon RAW files at time of capture?

On a Nikon DSLR such as the D7000 which doesn't have integrated GPS, is it possible to add some sort of accessory to the camera which will embed GPS data into the files at time of capture? I see a ...
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How common is it for cameras to have a gyroscope?

How many cameras apart from the iPhone have a gyroscope for orientation? Am I right to assume that there is a standard way to “tag” an image with the direction the camera was pointing in, as well as ...
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Is there any combination of camera, GPS and software which support the GPSDestXYZ exif tags?

As Patrick Kowalzick pointed out in a previous discussion, the EXIF standards since 1998 have included tags to document the destination point of a photograph. Tags include GPSDestLatitude, ...
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Geotagging with standalone unit or smartphone app?

I'm pretty much buckled up and ready for my holiday in South America, although there's still something I haven't got resolved yet, and that's geotagging of my images I'll be taking during my holiday. ...
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How can I geotag a large number of photos, without GPS log?

Is there an application that allows me to geotag (record coordinates in the metadata) a large number of photos (several hundreds) without a GPS log? The way I imagine this is that I would manually ...
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Google Maps powered geotagging software?

I'm looking for a software that would let me geotag photos using Google Maps (I mean that I'd select the location from Google Maps, not OSM or Bing Maps). Would you know any? (I don't have Lightroom). ...
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iPhone location scouting app that reads geo-location exif data

Does anyone know of a iPhone/iOS app that helps with scouting or keeping a file of good locations? The big caveat is that it should be able to read exif location data of photos previously taken that ...
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Can I use a different map source other than Google Maps in Lightroom 4?

Google Maps are horribly outdated in my area. Is there any way to use a different map source, e.g. OpenStreetMap, inside Lightroom 4's map module?
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DIY Canon GPS Receiver with Arduino

I would like to geotag my photos taking on a Canon EOS Rebel T4i. However, I would like to avoid paying $300+ for the Canon GPS receiver, so I thought maybe I would use an Arduino and a GPS module (eg....
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Lightroom 4 - Geocoding photos using location-based keywords

I have tagged all my photos consistently with location-based keywords, e.g. Geography > France > Paris. Is there a way to automatically copy this information from my Geography keyword hierarchy to the ...
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Recommended driverless GPS loggers?

There are a bunch GPS loggers out there, but a good portion need software to download the data onto a computer. Some of the software is Windows-only, but others are Mac-compatible (what I need). ...
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How do I work with multiple timezones and GPS logging?

I'm embarking on a trip across Europe in a few weeks. I have a QStarz GPS logger that I intend to use to log the trip and I will use the tools built into Aperture to geotag my photos when I return. ...
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How can I add/edit geotag data for one particular photo?

How can I geotag one particular photo? Or edit a photo with incorrect geo data? I'm using GPSLogger in my android phone to record GPS data and later sync them to my photos using GPicSync. But I ...
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Geotagging vs. Keywording

I used to keyword all my photos with the "Where?" keywords so that I easily could find photos from a certain location. But with the arrival of Lightroom 4 geotagging and reverse geocoding has become a ...
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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...
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How do you Geocode photos based on a GPX track in Lightroom 4?

Lightroom 4 adds geotagging capabilities, including the ability to load GPX tracks from a GPS recorder. I used to use Microsoft Pro Photo Tools (now discontinued) which would cross reference the ...
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How can I convert geotagged location to a collection of descriptive tags?

If I have a photo which has a geotagged location, is there a way of automatically converting this location to a collection or hierarchy of descriptive tags? For example, a GPS location near the ...
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Mass reverse geocoding in Lightroom or an external tool

I have nearly 3000 images in my Lightroom library that have GPS data but no textual location info. How can I mass reverse geocode all these pictures?
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Lightroom: how to import GPS location when adding DNG after JPG?

I do have the following problem: I imported many pics as JPG files, which contain GPS metadata and created collections etc. Now I added the corresponding DNG files so that Lightroom merges them. The ...
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How do I geotag photos in Apple Aperture?

I have a series of photos I took and a GPS log of my whereabouts for the corresponding time. I would like to geotag the photos with the GPS tracks, matched by timestamp. Using Aperture 3, I can go to ...
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What on-camera geotagger do you recommend for a Nikon DSLR?

I'm looking to purchase an on camera geo tagging device. I currently have this one for my Nikon D40. I'm upgrading to the Nikon D700 which is compatable with on body gps devices, and I'd rather not ...
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How can I copy location info from geotagged phone images to images taken with my other camera around the same time?

So i did quite a big trip recently, and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and occasionally Android phone. Only after coming back did i read about the whole GPX file, tracklog options in Lightroom. ...
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Is there software on Macintosh for adding GPS data to RAW files?

I want to add GPS location to RAW photos (from my EOS7D) using location data from my iPhone 5. Aperture doesn't save the data I added unless I export the RAW files as JPEGs. I've searched the site ...
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What caused incorrect geotagging of my aerial photos?

I tried to geotag my photos from my DSLR using GeoSetter software. Although I corrected the time shift (I had 16 minutes difference between camera and GPS time) I am still unable to geotag my photos ...
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How to copy location info from nearby photos?

I often take pictures back and forth between my iPhone and Nikon DSLR while hiking. The iPhone stores location information. The Nikon does not. For example, I may have photos like: pic1.nef @ 1:30 ...
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Picasa to Lightroom Geotag

I am looking at switching over to Lightroom from Picasa. I started the trial of Lightroom and noticed many of my photos that are geotagged in Picasa do not have GPS information in Lightroom. How do ...
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How do I get Lightroom (CC 2015) to only geotag pictures taken during timespans that have tracks in a GPX file?

After a holiday trip I want to geotag several days' worth of pictures. (The timestamps are already synced). From my GPS watch, I successfully imported a .gpx track file, which contains several tracks ...
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Mass automated geotagging of backlog of photos

I frequently record tracklogs with my phone, but have been less diligent about tagging photos with the result. This is easy to do for an individual track (well, notwithstanding tracks representing e....
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How to make Lightroom accept metadata added to photos externally?

I'm working on GeoTagger, a tool for geotagging photos based on the user's GPS position in the time of taking the photo (currently it uses GPS data from https://www.moves-app.com/). The process ...
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Is there a GUI application to quickly geotag photos / run exiftool with multiple parameters?

In my workflow, I typically have a folder with photos taken on a certain date. I need to geotag them (embed GPS coordinates in metadata), the coordinates themselves come from a GPX file or need to be ...
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Is there software that will do reverse geocoding to convert photographs' GPS locations to addresses? [closed]

I am using a standalone GPS tracker that produces GPX files and then clock-sync photos with it using Microsoft Pro Photo Tools. This works pretty well. But I was also using a feature of Pro Photo ...
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How can I search in Lightroom for photos that aren't geotagged?

Is it possible to search for photos in a Lightroom-5 catalog that aren't geotagged?
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How to make Lightroom recognize geotags in NEF files?

I usually geotag my pictures with Picasa + Google Earth, while using Lightroom 3.4 for everything else. While this works fine with JPEG pictures, I've discovered that apparently LR doesn't recognize ...
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How do I geotag my photos with the name of the city?

I have many photos that don't have GPS tags, so I'd like to tag them manually by the name of the city, like "Bangalore". The goal is to have the photos automatically organised by location, either in ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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Are there any services to search for photographs of a specific location or building?

I'm trying to find pictures of the building that used to house my local library. We're celebrating the 25th anniversary of our move to a new facility, and the building still exists (not sure what it ...