How-to Geotag with GeoSetter – Tutorial

Before I start this tutorial, I’d like to answer a couple of common questions:

1) What is Geotagging?

– Geotagging, in simplicity, is the ability of putting GPS co-ordinates onto a picture.

2) Why Should I Geotag?

– Geotagging is a strange, but immensely rewarding hobby. It allows you to physically show people exactly where you’ve taken a particular picture.

Things you will need for Geotagging:

You will need the following things:

1 ) Pictures taken from any source .

2 ) A GPS device that can output GPX files (in this case, an antiquated TomTom 510 with Event_Logger software, but a dedicated GPS logger would be better due to the size of it and vastly superior battery life (hours in a tomtom compared to days or even weeks in a GPS logger).

3 ) GeoSetter.

4 ) Internet Connection (for GeoSetter to get its map information).

How to Geotag with Geosetter:

(Larger images are available at the bottom of the post)

1 ) First, save your pictures to your hard drive as it will be substantially quicker and easier to work with them on your computer.

2 ) Save the .GPX files that the TomTom or GPS device has produced, and put them onto your computer (for ease of use, put them in the same folder as your pictures).

3 ) Open GeoSetter.

4 ) Press CTRL + T, or alternatevely click on “View” > and click on “Tracks”.

5 ) On the top left, enter the folder location of your pictures in step 1.


6 ) On the right, enter the location of your GPX files. this will open the appropriate trackspoints.


7 ) Select all the pictures (click on any picture, and press CTRL + A).

8 ) Click the menu button “Images” then click on “Synchronise with GPS data files” and select the following options:



9 ) Wait for the program to complete the operation, this could take quite a few minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the amount and quality of the images you have.

10 ) Click the menu button “Images” then click on save changes.

11 ) Done! Your images are now geotagged!

12 ) *Optional Step* Select all the images again (See step 6) and click “Images” button and “Export to google earth”.

Full sized guide images:


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