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Cool Google Gadget : gpicsync

Some of my Twitter pals showed me this today:

GPicSync automatically inserts location in your photos metadata so they can also be used with any ‘geocode aware’ application like Picasa/Google Earth, Flickr, loc.alize.us, etc.

Features:

  • automatically geocode your photos (in the EXIF header)
  • use a GPS tracklog in the GPX format or NMEA format (multiple selection possible)
  • Support elevation data if present in the tracklog
  • create a Google Earth KML file to directly visualize the geocoded photos and track in Google Earth
  • create a Google Maps file to publish your pictures and track on the web (more)
  • Automatically associate audio or video files in Google Earth and Google Maps
  • create a Google Earth KMZ file (containing your geolocalized pictures and tracklog).
  • add additional geonames and ‘geotagged’ metadata (for automatic tagging in Flickr for example) and create an automatic IPTC caption (more)
  • manually write latitude/longitude in a picture EXIF or a selection of photos
  • handy tools integrated (Time correction tool, EXIF reader, GPX inspector, rename pictures with date/location,)
  • supports Jpeg pictures and main RAW files format (more)
  • software available in English, French, German, Italian, traditional and simplified Chinese, Catalan, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and Czech (see translations)

This looks pretty cool! The next time I’m out geocaching, or taking pictures in the wilderness, I plan on creating a track file with my GPSr, and then later merging them together. It’d be cool to come back to a location some years later and take a comparison picture.

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  1. March 21st, 2008 at 18:14 | #1

    All right! Thanks for posting this. I was looking for an exif reader for certain puzzle caches. I never even thought of adding locations to the photos. I’ll be looking more into this. Thanks!

    Geocaching With Team Hick@Heart

  2. March 21st, 2008 at 18:54 | #2

    I added a post to my site on this topic. I linked your site to tell where I got the information. You can see the post here
    Thanks again for the info.

  3. GoNorthWest
    March 21st, 2008 at 20:27 | #3

    Thanks for the link. Very nice blog you have! I’ll give it writeup soon!

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