Geotagging Photos with Google Latitude and Panoramio

This post describes how to use the new feature of Panoramio: "geotagging photos with Google Latitude" -- Panoramio is a community photos website that enables digital photographers to geo-locate, store and organize their photographs -- and to view those photographs in Google Earth.Google Latitude allows you to share your location with friends and view their […]

This post describes how to use the new feature of Panoramio: "geotagging photos with Google Latitude" -- Panoramio is a community photos website that enables digital photographers to geo-locate, store and organize their photographs -- and to view those photographs in Google Earth.

Google Latitude allows you to share your location with friends and view their location on a map. When enabled, Latitude History allows you to store your previous locations and this allows you to match your photos with the locations stored in Latitude History.

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How does this work?

First of all, in order to be able to map photos based on your location, there're a couple of preconditions that need to be fulfilled.

  1. You need to have Google Latitude Location History enabled, and you need to give access to Panoramio. (Instructions below.)
  2. Your uploaded photo must have its creation time stored in its metadata (EXIF). Most digital cameras do this already, so you only have to pay attention that any post-processing you do should preserve that information.
  3. You must have a Latitude enabled device with you and and make sure that it's active active around the same time when you take the photos.

If all these conditions are met then during the mapping process Panoramio will automatically find your closest stored location to the photo creation time. As this location can often be inaccurate you can always manually adjust the pin to the right location.

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