as I had a photo where I didn’t know where I had taken it.
I was in a Python class at the time, and thought “this would be a fun side exercise.”
The steps to get the place name was as follows:
- Read the image file (photo) and extract the GPS co-ordinates
- using ExifRead
- Take those GPS co-ordinates and lookup the place name
using Reverse Geocoder
It was really simple once I knew how.
Some of the diversions which occurred on the way:
- Reverse Geocoding in Python – How to Convert raw Latitude/Longitude to insightful data with Addresses.
This looked more complicated and detailed than what I need now.
(though, street address vis Open Street Map may be useful in the future)
I first used GPSPhoto and it worked. It may be abandonware, which is why I didn’t continue looking at it.
- GPS data from photos with Python
- Python: get GPS latitude and longitude coordinates from JPEG EXIF using exifread