iPhoneGeotag applies stored iOS location data to iPhoto | iLounge News


iPhoneGeotag applies stored iOS location data to iPhoto

Following last week’s discovery that iOS 4 devices have been keeping location records, AppleScript developer Peter Burkimsher has released a utility to make use of this data for geotagging photos. iPhoneGeotag is an open-source AppleScript for Mac iPhoto users that reads the location data file from an iOS device backup and uses matching timestamps to apply geotag information to a user’s iPhoto library. The script is open-source under the Apache 2.0 license and can be freely viewed and modified; location data is not transmitted outside of the user’s own computer and the script does not even require an Internet connection. iPhoneGeotag is free and can be downloaded from the developer’s site.

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t the photos geotagged automatically?

Posted by drumrobot on April 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM (CDT)


Yes but I believe this utility is designed to help you tag photos that are NOT taken with the iPhone. Idea being that if the time on your canon mk5 and iPhone are the same, chances are you took the photos with that camera at the same location as the phone in your pocket ;-)

Posted by Random bob on April 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM (CDT)


That’s right, bob! Kind of makes my Eye-Fi Geo card redundant now. Although its locations are more precise.

Posted by Peter Burkimsher on April 26, 2011 at 4:15 AM (CDT)


Great idea, and I’m looking forward to using it. However, I am getting a stack overflow 10 or so minutes after opening it. Can someone help with what I might do? Thanks.

Posted by David Patterson on April 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM (CDT)


Stack overflow? Brilliant. That’ll be the binary search failing. Send me an email at peterburk AT gmail DOT com and I’ll help you out, and debug my code!

Posted by Peter Burkimsher on April 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM (CDT)

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