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Dad got a camera with built in GPS. The GPS info is embeded in the EXIF data, I guess. Picasa 3 puts a small "icon" on each of the geotagged photos, but can not do anything with them (as far as I can tell).

Is there any photo manager or mapping tool that can put these pictures on a map and/or let him browse trough the photos based on location?

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+1 I think geotagged photos is a very exciting idea and would like to know how Ubuntu could handle such photos –  fluteflute Dec 28 '10 at 22:18
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Flickr handle geo tagged photos and is able to display them on a map. This is a web application and you need to upload your photos (2gb / month with a free account)

Privacy is a taking seriously and you have to adjust geotag settings because they are disallow by default.

I know this is not the kind of application you are looking for but this can help, Flickr is an excellent service to manage, backup, share ... your photos. I personally use it to backup all my photos.

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Thanks a lot for the answer, but, yeah, that's not what I'm looking for. :) –  forteller Dec 28 '10 at 23:00
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According to this old post the present Digikam may be able to do what you want; http://scribblesandsnaps.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/geotagging-photos-with-digikam/, according to this post the soon to be released Digikam 2.0 will have even more advanced Geotagging features with the Reverse Geotagging widget, http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/532.

I would say give Digikam a try to see if it will work for you now or if you will have to wait for version 2.0. Digikam is a very powerful photo management application available in the repositories.

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You can use Geotag to do that. This is a Javatool to geotag Photos and see them on a GoogleMaps page.

It is not a photo manager, but it is easy to see your photos on a map.

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I'm trying it right now and it show latitude and longitude of photos taken with my smartphone. –  neuromancer Sep 19 '11 at 13:36
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GpsPrune can plot your local photographs on a map, modify the data and export it in KML and other formats for use with mapping services like Google Maps or OpenStreetMap.

sudo apt-get install gpsprune

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You want GottenGeography. It will show the locations of your photos on an OpenStreetMap background. It also will allow you to map photos from cameras without a built-in GPS, either by manual positioning on the map, or correlating with a GPS output file based on timestamp.

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