Geocoding and Family History: Tracking your Photos

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2011

Add geocoding to the list of technologies that can make personal family history easier. On Feb. 11 at RootsTech, a new family history and technology conference, Chris Bair discussed the technology that allows users to keep track of important information such as when and where a picture was taken.

“It helps you organize your images better and keep track of where you’ve been, and it’s a better way to show your images, too,” Bair said. Along with the latitude and longitude of pictures, geocoding tracks date and time, camera settings, keywords, thumbnails for previewing the pictures, copyright information and descriptions to be imbedded within the digital images.

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