Geotag your photos automatically – part 1

Vacation time is coming! Wherever your travels will take you: You will, for sure, be taking a lot of pictures.

Sandy beach with two sunbeds

But: If your camera is not equipped with a built-in GPS, your pictures will lack location information. You could geotag these images by hand. This can be a lot of work and quite time-consuming. So, how can you add geotags more easily to your photos?

In a three-part series of blog posts, we will explore three options HoudahGeo offers to automate your photo geocoding process.

Part 1 – Geocoding from reference photos

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Automate Type2Phone

If you prefer to use a keyboard to type on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV but don’t want to actually buy one, Type2Phone will allow you to use your Mac instead. Not only did you not need to buy an extra keyboard, but you also have one less keyboard cluttering up your desk.

Using your Mac as a keyboard has many more advantages:

  • Copy-paste text to your device (command-shift-v)
  • Use Mac OS X dictation
  • Set up custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Quickly switch between Mac and iPhone. Just command-tab

There is much more you can do by combining the power of Type2Phone with that of other utilities on your Mac.

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Pitch apps and projects using letZi

letZi was designed to make viewing and sharing photos more fun. Tell your story as you flip through photos. Your friends follow along and get to enjoy your photos on their own devices. It’s like having multiple prints of your pictures. It’s like a slideshow without the bulky hardware.

All fun.
Not always. letZi can also help pitch projects to clients.

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Geocoding using iPhone reference photos

HoudahGeo offers several options for geocoding your photos: automatic using GPS track logs, using GPS waypoints, using built-in maps, using Google Earth, etc.

One of the lesser known options is geocoding from reference photos (aka. gap fill geocoding). The basic idea behind this technique is pretty simple. Your iPhone creates geocoded photos. You may however find the camera lacking when compared to your regular digital camera. Your preferred camera on the other hand lacks a GPS chip. HoudahGeo can match up geocoded photos from your iPhone with photos taken around the same time using your regular camera. It can thus assume both were taken at the same location.

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