Mapping your photos doesn't require a digital camera with built-in GPS thanks to RoboGEO. The program offers a "software only" solution for geocoding photos with latitude and longitude information.
It provides the same functionality as a GPS camera, but without the bulk, expense, inconvenience, and hassle of wiring the two together.
Write to the EXIF headers
Write the latitude, longitude, altitude and photo direction to the image's EXIF headers to permanently embed the location data within the actual image.
The writing is lossless, so there's no loss of image quality. You can also read and write IPTC data. It's lossless too.
Stamp the images
Stamp the local time, UTC offset, latitude, longitude, altitude, photo direction and datum at the bottom of each image.
You can specify numerous options for the watermarks, including the latitude and longitude formats. Click on the thumbnail to the right to view an example.
Create Google Maps
Create Google Map web pages (sample) with icons that show where each picture was taken. When these icons are clicked, additional info about the picture is displayed along with the option of viewing the full size image.
You can even include the GPS tracklog on the map (sample), automatically use the EXIF and IPTC information for the image title and description or merge individual EXIF/IPTC fields for whatever use you require.
Create Google Earth KML or KMZ files
Export KML or KMZ files for display in Google Earth (sample). RoboGEO's "KMZ for the Web" format creates very small KMZ files with embedded images that you can share with others by e-mail.
Like with Google Maps, you can make full use of your EXIF and IPTC information in the image titles and descriptions. Since there's no requirement for loading images, you can also use this feature as your normal GPX tracklog viewer and you probably will once you see the results.
Upload geotagged photos to Flickr
Upload your photos to Flickr, the internet's best photo-sharing service. RoboGEO creates the Flickr geotags that allow you to link your photos to various types of maps (sample) using the Flickr2Map service.
The SmartSet feature can automatically categorize your Flickr photos based on the keywords. You can also merge the photo's EXIF or IPTC information directly into the titles and descriptions.
Create ESRI shapefiles
Export ESRI shapefiles for viewing in programs such as ArcView. You can export point shapefiles that correspond to the geocoded photos, line shapefiles that represent the GPS tracklog, or both.
RoboGEO can automatically create a custom URL attribute for each photo. These allow you to share shapefiles without also having to distribute the photos.
Export AutoCAD DXF Files
Export DXF files for most popular vector based drawing programs such as AutoCAD and IntelliCAD.
The DXF files are AutoCAD 2000 format and contain clickable entities that allow you to easily view the photos. You can even include a GPS tracklog and represent it as a lightweight polyline on the drawing.
The images can be located either on the local computer or on a web server. The latter allows you to easily share DWG files with others.
Associate dictation with each photo
Using any modern digital voice recorder, associate audio files with the photos.
Simply record the dictation after taking each photo and the program will automatically equate the two. This functionality is independent of the program's geocoding capabilities, but you can still include the audio files in the Google Maps or Google Earth output if your choose.
Export GPX files
Export GPX files for use in other 3rd party GPS utility programs. The photo locations can be exported as either a list of waypoints or as the basis for a route.
- Minor update. Changed and enhanced how the program handles relative directions and the input that it can accept