GPSphotolinker

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Author: 
Oregon State
Version: 
1.5.1
Homepage URL: 
http://oregonstate.edu/~earlyj/gpsphotolinker
License Type: 
Unknown
Price: 
free (as in beer)
Download URL: 
http://oregonstate.edu/~earlyj/gpsphotolinker/download.php

 

GPSPhotoLinker can be used to save location and GPS position data to a photo. The latitude and longitude recorded by your GPS unit while you were taking photos can be linked, and saved, to the photos. GPSPhotoLinker automatically enters the city, state and country into the metadata.

Review: 

GPSPhotolinker is a MacOSX tool with a user-friendly interface. It takes a GPS track (in GPX format) and a folder with photographs, and link them by date and time. So basically you take a GPS and a photo camera on your fieldtrip, you MAKE SURE THEIR CLOCKS ARE SYNCHRONISED (checking once a day should be enough to keep them synchronise within a second) - and then the tool adds the GPS coordinates into the picture's file metadata (be aware : it doesn't ask for confirmation - so perhaps work on a copy instance of the pictures). You can then see your pictures in Google Maps and such tools. GPSphotolinker uses ->GPSBabel, by the way.

System Requirements: 

 

  • MacOSX 10.4 or greater.
  • A GPS to connect to your computer, or already downloaded track files in GPX format. See the included tutorial for example files.
  • Photos with EXIF metadata. Most digital cameras save photos with EXIF metadata. This information tells you when the photo was taken, the focal length, the camera type, and other information. The EXIF standard also support GPS information tags, which GPSPhotoLinker uses.
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