5 Best Free and Open Source Photo Geotagging Tools

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation satellite system consisting of a network of satellites which provide positioning, navigation, and timing services in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth.

GPS is also popular among other individuals constantly on the move such as mountain bikers, snowmobilers, hikers, cross-country skiers. There are so many diverse uses of GPS ranging from keeping track of vulnerable members of society, finding pets that have collars with built-in GPS, or tracking equipment while traveling. Even footballers in training are monitored and tracked by football clubs with GPS.

Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as a geotagged photograph or video, websites, SMS messages, QR Codes or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata.

This article picks the finest photo geotagging tools. All of the software featured is free and open source goodness. The chart below summarizes our findings.

Ratings chart for best free and open source photo geotagging tools

Let’s explore the 5 tools at hand. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Photo Geotagging Tools
GpsPruneView, edit and convert coordinate data from GPS systems
GeotagMatch date/time information from photos
KGeoTagPhoto geotagging written in C++/Qt
GPS CorrelateCorrelates digital images with GPS data filling EXIF fields
GottenGeographyPhoto geotagging application for the GNOME desktop environment
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