"Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac"
HoudahGeo is a Mac software package that lets the user access the GPS coordinates embedded in meta data from images. The software can load each image in and present satellite, map or hybrid views of the location where the shot was apparently taken.
The GPS meta data can also be altered with a new location looked up and set within the image to protect or simply change the location embedded. Alternatively, the location where the shot was taken can be removed entirely.
Geocoding that is used by Google Earth, Wikipedia and many other sites and applications can be accessed within HoudahGeo by looking up the coordinates. Meta data can be changed whether it is in the EXIF, IPTC or XMP tags format.
iPhone and iPad photos can be matched to reference photos. GPS tracker logs with GPS and waypoints can be accessed from big brands like NMEA, Sony LOG, GPX, and Wintec TES.
The appearance of the application is very attractive with huge map displays which will look gorgeous on an Apple Cinema Display.
The software is available either as a trial version or as a purchase.
The software requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and is also compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite too.
The interface is mostly a single application window with a very large satellite, map or hybrid view of a given location. As the purpose of this Mac app is to look up and modify the GPS coordinates embedded within image files, the main window includes an Inspector pane detailing all the GPS information found in a given image with the option to edit the details, an image preview in the bottom-right corner, and a list of images in the Images pane.
The interface is not cluttered at all and is easy to use.
- Access the GPS meta data within images
- See the location via a satellite, map or hybrid view of where the photo was taken
- Alter the meta data for images accessed with HoudahGeo
- Can connect to GPS track loggers and read their files (GPX, NMEA, LOG, TES, TCX)
- Can match photos to GPS track logs and waypoints
- Matches photos on iPhone or iPad to reference photos
- Choose a new location using a map
- Attach a photo to a GPS waypoint
- Use coordinates located through Wikipedia or Google Earth
HoudahGeo is a nice GPS mapping app that gets the user right into the GPS coordinates embedded within photos. Access GPS logs from GPS tracker devices and see GPS waypoints too.
Requirements: Apple Mac OS X 10.10 through macOS 10.12 Sierra. Digital camera. Optional GPS track logger. Optional
What's new in this version: - HoudahGeo now uses the new Dropbox API to publish Google Earth KML files to Dropbox. Dropbox will discontinue the old API in June - Fixes a bug where HoudahGeo could fail to read altitude values from images edited in Photoshop - EXIF/XMP export no longer changes letter case
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