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Using geotagging with Google Maps and Lightroom

Continuing the GPS research.  Having missed the opportunity to capture GPS data at the time of shooting, what can one do?

  1. It is easy enough to find most urban places by searching Google Maps. I found out that if you then right-click on the pin locator and select ‘what’s here’ the GPS coordinates conveniently pop  up.
  2. They can then be pasted into Lightroom’s location data for the photograph and a second miracle of technology occurs – LR asks if you would like to ‘reverse fill location from GPS data’ – if you allow it to, it connects with Google Maps and returns the street name, city and country information.

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So, I’m now in a position to acquire GPS data for non-GPS cameras in two ways (automated way here) and the next step will to be to research what of interest can be done with it!

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