Extract photo geotag

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to figure out where the geotagging is stored in a jpg. My Droid takes a picture, and saves it. When I load the picture in my Droid, and click on "View Info" it shows me:

1. Tags = City, State for where the picture was taken
2. Latitude and Longitude.

When I copy the file to a computer, however, I cannot figure out where that information is stored. I have looked in the EXIF data, looked at the file in a hex editor. Cant' figure it out.

where is the latitude and longitude of the picture stored?
Question by:DrDamnit
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    by:Paul Sauvé
    Faststone Image Viewer is capable of displaying GPS information using View -> Image Properties (EXIF ...)
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    ... and, if you are desperately keen to actually SEE where and HOW the GPS EXIF MetaData is stored, then use the standalone JPEGsnoop.exe by Calvin Hass:

    For example, this image:
    reveals this in the above program's window:
    EXIF GPSIFD @ Absolute 0x00000452
        Dir Length = 0x0007
        [GPSVersionID                        ] =
        [GPSLatitudeRef                      ] = "S"
        [GPSLatitude                         ] = 33 deg 56' 0.000"
        [GPSLongitudeRef                     ] = "E"
        [GPSLongitude                        ] = 19 deg 9' 0.000"
        [GPSAltitudeRef                      ] = Above Sea Level
        [GPSTimeStamp                        ] = 0/1

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    The free IrfanView image viewer/editor also shows this data.
    Image menu > Information > click "EXIF Info" button in Image Properties dialog.
    The new dialog has the buttons show in the screenshot below:
     .This standalone command line program should also display the GPS Exif data:
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    Thank you DrDamnit.

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