Geo Tagging (GPS)

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GPS coordinates are stored in the EXIF data section of an image, so they are limited to certain filetypes like JPG. You can add location coordinates to several images at once. Select the images in the Explorer and call Tools > Geo Tagging. You can then assign coordinates manually or through GPX files. GPX track files are collections of GPS coordinates + timestamp sets, recorded at continuous intervals by a GPS tracking unit (logger).




Assign coordinates manually


Select the images you want to tag in the left hand image list
Select Synchronize to copy the photo timestamp into the UTC track time, otherwise the current time is used
Enter a location in the search field, select the result row and press RETURN
To adjust the default location, scroll the map with the left mouse button (drag & drop)
Click onto a new position in the map and press Apply Coordinates
Press Save to close the dialog and write the new GPS data to the EXIF fields of the image(s)


Assign a GPX track file to the images


Select the images you want to tag in the left hand column, or by means of the Image Selection dropdown
Select Synchronize, if you want to copy the photo timestamp into the UTC track time, i.e. override the logger clock with the camera clock, when you Save the images
Set the Time Zone of your GPX track file, i.e. where you recorded the track
Set the Tolerance to 1-2 hours to compensate daylight saving time or asynchronous logger/camera clocks. This way, the track records can be paired with the corresponding images, even if the camera and logger clocks are not fully synchronized.
Load the GPX file to pair the tracks with the images
Press Save to close the dialog and write the new GPS data to the EXIF fields of the image(s)


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If you opened only a single image in the map dialog, or if the image already has GPS data and you called the Show on Map context menu, you can press Create Collage to load the image into the Image Editor and automatically place a map layer on top of it. You can also call this feature directly from the editor.


In the dialog, you can capture a map by pressing the Camera button at the bottom right of the map panel. You can also call Tools > Map Capture in the Explorer for a shortcut.


If an image already has GPS data, you will see a flag icon on the thumb. Clicking this flag will open the GPS dialog and load the map.


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