GeoFinder in abeMeda
abeMeda has the most extensive GPS (geotagging) integration
What are GPS or geocoding tags?
These are standard geographic locations, or GPS coordinates for
photo ﬁles, and the process of adding these is called geotagging or
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.
abeMeda will catalog that embedded GPS information in the EXIF
section of photos. While other tools only display these geotags,
abeMeda can do a lot more with that valuable data.
With abeMeda, 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, Geody, OpenStreet- Map, or Woophy.
abeMeda : the Geo Photo Manager
And abeMeda 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
You can also add the valuable GPS information at any time to your
existing photos, using utilities like the Panorado Flyer
which also uses Google Earth to actually prepare the locations, or
exiftool. But there are many more. You might want to check
for a starting point.
abeMeda will display the GPS data in the Inspector, in the EXIF
(Photo Info) section (please look at the "GPS Location"
If your photos don’t have any geotags yet, you can also use abeMeda
to tag them! abeMeda has built-in geotagging capabilities, that
will take the current coordinates and viewpoint information from
Google Earth and write them to the EXIF GPS information of your
photos. abeMeda is one of the very few programs for Windows that
will store the 3D-information like azimuth and tilt - that way you
can actually see the sight of the original photo, not only see it
from above !
Just select any photo on a catalog for an online volume, and choose
Geotag from the GPS context menu. abeMeda will store the chose
coordinates in the catalog, and also write it to the original
You might want to use some crosshairs like these
to enhance your precision when pointing to the
Find all photos taken near that photo
The most amazing and unique ability of abeMeda allows you to
display all photos that were taken in a certain distance near a
Photo (or any other place on earth, for that matter).
For that, select one photo you are interested in. Then, in the
context menu for that photo ﬁle, select "All photos taken
This will open the GeoFinder for you, with that location already
In the unique new GeoFinder, simply enter a distance, and start the
Afterwards, all photos within that distance of the original place
show up in the Found Items window.
Isn't that incredible?
Export as KMZ
Of course, you can use abeMeda to create a universal KMZ ﬁle with
the GPS tags of one or multiple selected photos, and later use that
in either Google Earth or any other KMZ enabled application.
Show in Google Earth
With abeMeda, you can let Google Earth 4 take you to the spot where
that photo was taken. Just select the photo in abeMeda, and open
the contextual menu for the item:
If you select "Show in Google Earth", abeMeda will ask that
application to display this location:
This requires Google Earth 4 or newer to be installed on your
Show the location of a photo on web services
With abeMeda, you can also display a GPS location in Flickr,
Panoramio, Google Maps, MapQuest, SmugMug, WikiMapia, Yahoo Maps,
Geody, OpenStreetMap, or Woophy. Just open the context menu for a
photo (as shown above), and select Flickr or any of the other
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