Table of Contents       20. Geotagging, GeoFinder, GPS, and KMZ

20.1 The Map and GeoFinder

NeoFinder has a very cool map feature that will show you the location of any geotagged photo or video. The map is located in the Inspector area, and can be displayed and hidden with the Map button that is placed next to the Inspector button at the bottom right edge of the NeoFinder window.

inspector button

If you select any file that has a geotag, NeoFinder will display the proper region on the map, and place a pin in the exact location of the geotag. Just try it yourself!

new map

And yes, you can then zoom, and drag the map around, just as you are used to do that in other apps.

As NeoFinder 8 now uses the Apple map, you can switch to a satellite view, and enable Points-of-Interest on the Map, using the tools menu.

map menu 1

new map sattelite

The GeoFinder

One very cool ability is to search for all photos and movies in your catalogs that were taken in the currently visible map region.

To accomplish that, move the map to display the area you are interested in. Then all you have to do is click on the little rectangular loupe icon underneath the map:

GeoFinder Loupe

Once you click on that GeoFinder button, the NeoFinder will search the entire catalog database, and display all photos and movies with a Geotag from the currently visible region of the map. That was easy, wasn’t it?

Multiple Items

The new Map in NeoFinder 8 is able to show more than one Pin at once! Just select multiple files of photo or videos with a GPS GeoTag, and the Map will zoom and show you all Pins at once!

multiple pins

Drag it around!

When using GPS devices like an iPhone, it takes a couple of seconds to get a really exact location. If you have taken photos where the GeoTag is not exactly on the location you want it, the new Map in NeoFinder 8 allows you to grab a Pin and drag it to the proper location. NeoFinder will then update that value in the file, and also in the database.

GeoTag vorher

In this example, the GeoTag is placed a little too far in the northeast, so we drag it to its proper location:

GeoTag nachher

Find a place

The little search field below the Map allows you to find a place anywhere in the world.

Let's see what that can do for us:

place search field

And yes, it knows the location of that famous monument in Paris, it seems:

place finder results

Alternatively, you can paste a set of coordinate numbers here, like "
52.18174312, -10.207806999" (copied from Google Maps, for example) and have the map show that location for you.

coordinate search result

But there is even more!

20.2 Add geotags to photos

20.3 The Wikipedia Inspector

20.4 KMZ Export

20.5 Get the place name

20.6 Edit GPS View Direction and Altitude