Using iPhone photo GPS coordinates in Google Maps
Say you have a photo taken on an iPhone and you want to find out where it was taken. How can this be done? Easy:
- Open in a photo editor which lets you view the metadata. For example, gwenview works well on Ubuntu.
- Find the following attributes (I'll give specific values to make this example concrete)
GPS Longitude Reference = West
GPS Latitude Reference = North
GPS Longitude = 0deg 3.19000'
GPS Latitude = 51deg 27.72000'
- Given the data above, you'd enter
51 27.72', -0 3.19'into Google Maps. The minus before the latitude is there because the latitude reference is "west" instead of "east".