An Efficient Solution for Quickly Adding Geo Location Information to Your Photos by Extracting It from Track Logs or Gps Files, or By Adding the Coordinates Manually

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If you are taking photos using a GPS enabled device, the image file metadata will automatically include geolocation information. However, if you are not using a gadget that comes with GPS, but you still want to embed this type of information within your photos, the HoudahGeo Mac app gives you a helping hand.

Structured user interface

HoudahGeo is able to geotag your photos by matching photos to GPS tracklogs or by allowing you to pinpoint locations on a map. Moreover, you may also provide the longitude and latitude coordinates manually.

The HoudahGeo main window is organized in three tabs, according to the app’s workflow: first you get to Load the images, then you must Process them by assigning geolocation details, and last, you can export them to various output formats.

Each HoudahGeo tab contains toolbars and panels that provide quick access to different tools related to the current processing stage.

Load images, tracklogs, and GPS data

In the HoudahGeo Load area you can set up your own media library by importing various folders, but the app also integrates with your iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom albums. In addition, you can also import tracklogs and GPS files that will be useful for the next step.

In the HoudahGeo Process tab, you get to explore a map in normal, satellite and hybrid view modes, find the location where the picture has been taken a press the “Geocode” button to add the latitude and longitude coordinates. The same area allows you to input the altitude, direction, offset, speed, city, province, and country.

In the HoudahGeo Output tab, you get to decide how do you want to save the metadata: you can embed it to the file using the EXIF and XMP protocols, you can notify iPhoto or Aperture about the changes or export to Google Earth format.

A powerful geotagging solution which enables you to export maps to various formats

Other options include generating KML, CSV or GPX projects. In addition, HoudahGeo allows you to publish the photos to Evernote, EveryTrail, Flickr or Locr.

HoudahGeo will prove to be a very useful tool if you need to embed geolocation metadata to your photos by extracting information from various sources. At the same time, a large number of exporting options allows you to share the results on various mediums.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used HoudahGeo for Mac and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂