The next challenge: Geotagging your photos

It´s a bit disappointing to see that camera vendors don´t put more effort in a simple yet useful technique like geotagging. If you´re a serious photographer you will most likely try to keep the metadata of your photos up to date thus adding keywords, a description or where the picture was taken. I know that Canon offers a Wireless Transmitter for their DSLRs which is able to connect to a third-party GPS-receiver via USB. I know Sony offers a dedicated receiver. Also the latest Nikons come with an adaptor. But why do I not see an all-in-one solution? Strange…
So this seems to still be part of the post-production process. I´ve gathered several links to Mac OSX compatible software for geotagging images. My aim was to find applications aware of tagging photos without having any GPS-data handy. There are special programs to sync GPS-track-data to a pile of photos, but that´s not what I want. I´d like to find a clean, neat interface with a map like Google Maps, a way of drag-and-drop adding coordinates to my files (wether they are .jpgs, .tifs or .cr2s) and auto-filling of the IPTC-fields for town, state and country. Here´s a list of software I´m going to examine when I find the time:

Oh, by the way, I also found a german podcast on this topic. If you have any experience with geotagging, please feel free to leave a comment!

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5 Kommentare zu „The next challenge: Geotagging your photos

  1. Hi, I wrote something about that in my German blog (http://www.photoappar.at/blog/?p=68) and tried the Sony GPS-CS1 last week in Scotland. It didn’t work. The results are horrible. I’m still doing the research what went wrong and will publish the results on my blog as soon as I can.

  2. Do you know locr? locr offers the ideal solution and makes geotagging exceptionally easy. locr uses GoogleMaps with detailed maps and high-resolution satellite images. To geotag your photos just enter address, let locr search, fine-tune the marker, accept position, and done! If you don’t know the exact address simply use drag&drop to set the position.
    Have a look at http://www.locr.com.

  3. Till,
    I just came across your (old) post and wanted to let you know that Richard’s Tech Reviews is testing various GPS solutions including Mac compatibility. Btw., I just ordered a D60. Yummy!

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