geoLibro

2006.September.27

GeoTagging Photos on a Mac

Filed under: Data Processing and Conversion, GES, Mac OS X — geoLibro @ 1:12 am

Nobody needs me to monitor news about geotagging, but I have to mention that it’s finally gotten very easy to tag photos with spatial attributes on a Mac. Like it should be. Ogle Earth reports that iPhotoToGoogleEarth’s Craig Stanton has recently and quickly taken advantage of AppleScript support in Google Earth. The result is a small .app called Geotagger that takes a dragged image and ascribes coordinates to its exif fields based on where your also-running Google Earth is centered. Very easy, and a great, great way to tag photos (if you don’t already have a GPS track available to sync to).

And it works, too. Below this is a screencap of four shows’ worth of album art from Tom Waits’ tour through the midwest/east. It proves Geotagger works, yes, but it also reinforces my disappointment at not being able to attend any of these shows (I was busy starting a new job, see, and traveling across the country). I’m almost the centroid of the polygon these four corners would create.

Four Shows' Worth of Live Orphans
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4 Comments »

  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for the positive review 🙂 I’m listening to suggestions so if you think there is a feature it needs then let me know.

    ~Craig

    Comment by Craig Stanton — 2006.October.1 @ 8:20 am

  2. Craig, you’re most certainly welcome. It’s real swell, and goes no small distance toward getting good, usable geo* tools on the Mac. Where they should be. Good work, and thanks.

    Comment by geoLibro — 2006.October.3 @ 2:46 am

  3. I’ve used Geotagger with mixed results. I’ve been dragging groups of photos at a time to be geotagged. Sometimes when i I then upload them to Flickr they are not recognized as being geotagged as Flickr lists the data as: Latitude: 43° 39′ 827785216″ Longitude: 79° 21′ 1692073984″, instead of: Latitude: N 43° 39′ 52.845″ Longitude: W 79° 22′ 26.926″. It seems to be hit and miss. Sometimes it gets the right info, and sometimes it doesn’t. Just curious if others have seen this.

    Comment by stashuk — 2006.December.22 @ 5:38 pm

  4. I haven’t experienced this, no, but I don’t often use Flickr. I don’t suppose the coordinates are still right outside of Flickr. That is, can you verify them in some other environment to make sure it’s Geotagger and not Flickr?

    Comment by geoLibro — 2006.December.28 @ 12:45 pm


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