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

20.5 Get the place name

You already saw that the GPS coordinates in a photo or movie are really useful.

Still, they are just a pair of cryptic numbers:

N50°4'30.20" W5°42'29.10"

Of course, simply by looking at these numbers, you know exactly what can be seen on the photo, right? Just kidding.

NeoFinder now has a way to add some meaning to these numbers.

Introducing the
Get place name command in the GPS context menu.

Select one photo or video with a GPS geotag, and open the context menu:

If you run this command, NeoFinder will connect to the Openstreetmap geo server, and ask for the position information.

Then, NeoFinder will show you the result:

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Here, you can also edit all four values as you need them.

As you already knew from the GPs numbers, this picture was taken near Lands End, the south west corner of England.

Now that NeoFinder has a full Adobe XMP editor, it is of course possible to write these location values into the picture, so you can immediately use them in all other tools of your workflow.

Only the “Point of interest” field cannot be saved, as it is not part of the XMP specification, unfortunately. But we have included it in this window anyway, in case you want to copy some of this stuff to the other four fields.

NeoFinder 8 is now able to add this new place to the
global list of Places.

You can also have this place information added to all other photos you have taken near this point, just entere the distance in Meters, and select the NeoFinder Catalogs you wish to apply this to.

If NeoFinder was able to write the place name into the picture(s), the Inspector will properly show it.

What else can you do with the GPS geotags in NeoFinder?

20.1 The Map and GeoFinder

20.2 Add geotags to photos

20.3 The Wikipedia Inspector

20.4 KMZ Export

20.6 Edit GPS View Direction and Altitude