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20. Geotagging, GeoFinder, GPS, and KMZ

What are GPS or geocoding tags?
These are geographic locations, or GPS coordinates for files, and the process of adding them is called geotagging or geocoding.

Digital cameras always added information such as the F-Stop, exposure time, or the focal length into the EXIF data of the photo. Only lately are there a few cameras that also add the location where the shot was taken to the image.

NeoFinder will catalog that embedded GPS information in the EXIF section of photos and iPhone movies! While other tools only display geotags, NeoFinder can do a lot more with that valuable data.
With NeoFinder, you can find photos taken near a location (GeoFinder), or display the GPS location of the photo in web services, such as Flickr, Panoramio, Google Maps, MapQuest, SmugMug, WikiMapia, Yahoo Maps, or Geody.

NeoFinder is also the only tool to catalog not only the coordinates, but also the optional additional GPS altitude, view direction, tilt, and distance information, captured by newer camera add-ons.

NeoFinder will display the GPS data in the Inspector, in the EXIF (Photo Info) section:
(please look at the "Location", "GPS Altitude" and "View Direction" fields)

gps values in the Inspector

Also, any file, be it a photo or movie, with a geotag, has that cute red geotag icon attached to it in the bottom right corner, if displayed in Icon View:

thumb with geotag

What can you do with this GPS information? In
NeoFinder, quite a lot, actually!

Read on:

20.1 The Map and GeoFinder

20.2 Add geotags to photos

20.3 The Wikipedia Inspector

20.4 KMZ Export

20.5 Get the place name

20.6 Edit GPS View Direction and Altitude