GPS

Working with GPS is pretty straightforward. The work can be performed in tho location in the program. You can either edit the data directly in the main window in the GPS section or you can use Map window.

Main window
Position of the location GPS data in the main window.

Another option is to see the map window.

GPS Map Window
The map window

GPS Section tags

In the GPS section, there is a couple of tags you can edit. The tags shown are just numbers in the format that is configurable in the Preferences window.

Tag Exiftool identification Description
GPS Latitude GPS:Latitude GPS Latitude tag represents a geographic coordinate that specifies the northern-southern position on the Earth. The number is in degrees and doesn’t tell whether the point is on the northern or on the southern hemisphere. For this information, you will need the next tag.
GPS Latitude Ref GPS:LatitudeRef GPS Latitude tag if the image was taken in the northern or southern hemisphere.
GPS Longitude GPS:Latitude GPS Latitude tag represents geographic coordinate that specifies the eastern-western position of the image on the Earth. The number is in degrees and doesn’t tell whether the point is on the eastern or on the western hemisphere. For this information, you will need the next tag.
GPS Longitude Ref GPS:LongitudeRef GPS Longitude Ref tells whether the picture was taken in the eastern or western hemisphere.
GPS Altitude GPS:Altitude GPS Altitude tells at how many metres above or bellow sea level was taken the picture.
GPS Altitude Ref GPS:Latitude GPS Altitude Ref tells if the image was taken above or bellow the sea level.
GPS Img Direction GPS:ImgDirection GPS image direction tells the angle of the direction that the camera points to.
GPS Img Direction Ref GPS:ImgDirectionRef GPS Image direction reference tells whether the image direction is relative to the magnetic or true north.

Map Window

GPS Map Window
Map Window

Map window displays a nice visualization of the image position on the map.

Map in the menu
How to get to the map window

On the map window, you can do several actions that influence the resulting position on the map. The actual position on the map is determined by the red pin.

Map window with pin
The red pin that shows the location on the map

Adding GPS location

With selected file(s) in the main window, you can add GPS location to those files that don’t include it. Just press the Add location button on the bottom of the window. After doing so, a red pin appears on the map. Note that the position is added only to those files that didn’t contain the GPS location previously.

Add location to the map
Adding GPS Location to file

Deleting GPS location

By clicking Remove Location button, you will remove the GPS position on the map from the selected files.

Changing the location

You can change the location by dragging and dropping the red pin on the map. Note that by clicking on the pin, you will see which file the pin belongs to.

Changing display format

You can also change the way how the GPS location is displayed. Just go to the preferences dialog and it will be clear.

GPS Preferences
Illustration of the preferences window

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