Country, State, City, Landmark, …

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the name of a place where a photo was taken? Wouldn’t it be nice to have these names stored within the photos’ metadata forever? How can we achieve that?

The Panasonic Lumix TZ-10 was one of the cameras that stored this data in the Exif fields of a photo as makernotes. The names of places etc. came from an internal database of the camera.

The apps EagleEye and PhotoMap automatically request the names of places via a reverse geo coding service based on the GPS coordinates stored in a photo. The names are then kept in an internal database. Unfortunately, there is currently no possibility to change these names.

What would be the perfect solution to store these names in your photos’ metadata?

  1. A software should be able to read the existing fields if possible. If no fields are available, a reverse geo coding service can try to determine the names.
  2. A user can check and edit this data by hand or he can view the results of the geo coding service and pick the best entry by hand.
  3. The best entry should then be stored in the IPTC fields of the photos’ metadata.

Would this be an interesting feature for you? Please give me some feedback on this!

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