Since the advent of the smartphone camera, the number of photos being captured and uploaded on the Internet has increased drastically. Owing to the fact that it has become so easy to click a photo anytime along with large and portable storage options are readily available. It has lead to a surge in the number of photos being taken by us.
We can say that a photo is just a reminder of how we remember a place, or can it be used for some other purposes too? In the present article, we are going to analyze the ‘geotag’, which is attached to a photo, which can be used to identify the location of where the photo was taken.
How It Works
All of the smartphones today are GPS enabled. The moment you click a photo, the phone records the coordinates in which the photo was taken and attaches this information to the photo. All we have to do to find where a particular photo was taken is to feed these coordinates into “Google Maps” or similar and get to know about the location.
How to Know the Location of the Photo
Step 1: Firstly, download the photo from your Phone to your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2: Now, right click simply on to photo and then hit “Properties”.
Step 3: Go to the tab named “Details” and scroll down the section, named “GPS”. Under this section, you will find the GPS coordinates for a particular photo.
Step 4: The Coordinates are available in terms of Longitudes, Latitudes and Minutes.
Step 5: Next, open Google Maps on your computer and feed the measurements onto your computer.
Step 6: Once you enter the coordinates, Google will lead to the exact location where the photo was taken.
Make sure, you use the correct units for entering the coordinates into Google Maps. It accepts Degree Minute Seconds, Degrees and Decimal Minutes and Decimal Degrees.
This type of information can come in handy in certain situations when you forget the location where the photo was taken. Many of the companies have also feature packed their digital cameras to include this feature. You can use this information to organize your photos according to the location. With the aid of Apple Photos, Flickr the photos get appropriately classified as per the places they were captured and it’s quite facile to go through and sort photos according to location and share. Hence, there you go.