GeoTagging Photos


Ever since I heard about GeoTagging, or Geocoding, of photos I have been bitten by the bug. Once I realized that the EXIF data in a JPG file can contain location information such as Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude it was clear that there was an entirely new way to display photo albums.

My first introduction was to the World Wide Media Exchange. This is where it all started for me. It was almost immediately clear to me that this was something that was going to be huge. I even wrote about it in my family blog. Sure enough, only two days later I had purchased a GPS.

Downloading the WWMX Tools

As of writing this post the wwmx downloads are not working from the wwmx.org site. The tools can also be downloaded directly from Microsoft Research. WWMX GPS Track Downloader WWMX Location Stamper All the other tools can be downloaded by browsing...

Existing Technology

Since I first purchased my GPS many different services have appeared that support GeoTagging of some form and it is still growing. I think that people are quickly realizing how much cooler it is to look at your vacation photos embedded in a map than...

How I use my GPS

I take my GPS everywhere I go with my camera and just leave it on. Using the free tools available at wwmx.org I download the logs from my GPS when I empty my memory cards. I often don't have time to stamp the photos themselves, but always keep the GPS...

Projects I'm Working on

Right around the time I got started with GeoTagging Google also released Google Maps (now Google Local) and later Google Earth . The first time I saw Google Maps and learned about their map API I knew that this was exactly what I wanted for my photos....

GPX Viewer

The GPX file viewer script can display GPS data in a Google Map. This Google Maps Mashup is written entirely in Javascript and is all client-side scripted. The advantage of this is that it requires no server side scripting. You simply copy some files...

Selecting a GPS

This page describes what to look for when purchasing a GPS for GeoTagging Photos. The most important feature of any GPS for geotagging photos is a long track log memory. Some GPSes can hold 2000 track points while others can hold 10000 track points....

What I want from GeoTagging

What I want is a system for displaying my photos of interesting events or places in a new way that uses the location or time they were taken. In order to do this I need a way of correlating the data between my GPS and Camera that is flexible, non-destructive,...

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