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Reverse Geotagging

Mar 6, 2012 3:03 AM

I have it turned on in preferences.

 

I find the location of my photo using the map.  I click add GPS coordinates and they are filled in to the metadata. However, I thought the program would also insert the name and address info of the location on the map, or at least try. City and country would be trivial.

 

It doesn't. What am I missing ?

 

Thank you.

 
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    Mar 6, 2012 4:47 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    You must be missing the same as me, because it does not work for me either. I have seen one of the intro videos from Adobe that the location fields seems to be filled in and greyed

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 6:42 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Yes same problem here.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 8:23 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    I can't figure it out either.

     

    I take a photo with empty location fields, drag it onto the map (a US suburban area), and all location fields remain empty. I tried saving the metadata to file (a jpg image), then tried rereading the data back in, but that didn't do the trick.

     

    Are we missing a button, or extra step, or something?

     

    Win 7 x64, reverse geocoding activated, internet connection up.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    It's also broken for me at the moment.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 9:33 AM   in reply to Lee Jay

    Broken for me too. And I thought I was too stupid to figure it out.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 10:05 AM   in reply to shamo42

    You'd think Adobe would have at least checked out their bullet items, wouldn't you?  Possibly it is a problem with the Google map API, but I would like to believe that Adobe would have written the code so that LR4 would report there was a problem. Simple silence is not appreciated.

     

    Very slight note drift...I created a thread where I asked just what Reverse geocoding is supposed to accomplish.  I'm aware that it is supposed to use your lat/long in an attempt to determine address values, but just which specific fields in the metadata is reverse geocoding supposed to populate? 

     

    Does anyone have a pointer to information on just how reverse geocoding is supposed to work in LR4?

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 10:44 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Just found this Terry White GPS video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h-9kSbLk26M

     

    Looks as if it should happen automatically - but not for me! I must be missing something. Thought maybe the photos needed to be newly imported into non-beta LR4. I just imported a few new files and got not sublocatios and Terry did in his video.  If you have sucess let me know.  Bob

    GPS_sub.jpg

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:09 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Could it be a bug in the Windows-Version of LR4? Seems that Terry uses the Mac-Version.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:10 AM   in reply to Hawkeye1976CGN

    Hawkeye1976CGN wrote:

     

    Could it be a bug in the Windows-Version of LR4? Seems that Terry uses the Mac-Version.

    I use the Mac version and it doesn't work when dragging an untagged file to the map.  I haven't checked using a .gpx file which is the only way Terry demonstrated the feature.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:15 AM   in reply to Hawkeye1976CGN

    Good thought.  I will download the Mac version and try importing the same files.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:23 AM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Another thought:

    The reverse-geoencode-feature was disabled in the Beta. Maybe the uninstall of the Beta leaves something behind that prevents the feature from working correctly.
    It would be interesting to know, if it works on a clean system without the previous Beta install.

     

    But I have to admit, that many things I read in this board keep me away from downloading the Final and try it ... looks a little like that old "paying beta-tester"-thing.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:27 AM   in reply to Hawkeye1976CGN

    "Another thought:

    The reverse-geoencode-feature was disabled in the Beta." Good point - my release cersion says "Beta-2" in the taskbar

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 11:31 AM   in reply to cboerens

    Sorry, but I run on a Mac that never have had the beta installet. And still problems

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 12:27 PM   in reply to kurka555

    I suspect it may have been a Google Maps problem for it is now working.  If I drag a photo to the map it geocodes it and sets the location data correctly.  It doesn't fill in the street but it does fill in the city, state, country and ISO Country Code.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 12:37 PM   in reply to CR Henderson

    No change here. GPS data are put in, location names not

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 12:48 PM   in reply to JayOneTee

    I got it working !

     

    location.JPG

    Tried several times today, now it's OK

     

    Frans

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 12:52 PM   in reply to c.frans w

    Good for you! Any tricks how to do it?

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:01 PM   in reply to cboerens

    Like everybody tries to do it, I suppose .

    I dragged an  untagged photo from the filmstrip to it's location on the map.

    Looked in library under metadata location , and there it was.

     

    But I've tried another one since without success

     

    Frans

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:05 PM   in reply to c.frans w

    How?

     

    I think it would be usefull for everybody in this thread, to know, how you made it.

    I just installed the trial, but can't get the reverse geoencoding working.

     

    For those who are not willing to wait until we get a solution, here's a work around:

    Use Jeffrey’s “GPS-Support” Geoencoding Plugin for Lightroom. It has a working bulk-reverse-geoencode-feature.

    You can get it here: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/gps

     

     

    By the way another thought:

    Could it depend on the image-format if that feature works or not?

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:51 PM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Mac user here. Reverse GPS is enabled under LR Prefernces but I can't manage to have them shown in the tight sidebar.

    We really need a fix on that

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 1:58 PM   in reply to PaoloAvezzano

    It does seem to be intermittent.  I just tried a photo that worked before and it does not work right now 1:58PM PST.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 2:08 PM   in reply to JayOneTee

    I got it to work as it was also not working for me   Here is eaxctly what I did:

     

    1. Go to Catalog settings and under Metadata tab, disable both checkboxes for Reverse geocoding
    2. Close LR4
    3. Open LR4, drag some photos in Map somewhere to see that it does not geocode, which is correct in this state
    4. Go to Catalog settings and enable back both checkboxes for geocoding
    5. Drag some photos to map and voila, it's working
     
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    Mar 6, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to PaoloAvezzano

    I was to fast.

    It is working now but I'm not shure how I did it.

     

    I think CZ.Fox has the solution.

    When I follow his instructions  it works.

    Frans

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 2:21 PM   in reply to JayOneTee

    It works now, but the information entered by Jeffrey's Plug-In are more detailed (street etc.).

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 2:25 PM   in reply to CZ.Fox

    CZ.Fox wrote:

     

    I got it to work as it was also not working for me   Here is eaxctly what I did:

     

    1. Go to Catalog settings and under Metadata tab, disable both checkboxes for Reverse geocoding
    2. Close LR4
    3. Open LR4, drag some photos in Map somewhere to see that it does not geocode, which is correct in this state
    4. Go to Catalog settings and enable back both checkboxes for geocoding
    5. Drag some photos to map and voila, it's working

     

    Yep...that worked for me.  How odd.

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 3:06 PM   in reply to c.frans w

    I can see the gray location data. I have the same. But is there any shortcuts to enter these data permanently. If I click in one of the fields now it is blank. I would like a ctrl-... so set the location data with just a keypress. I can do it one field by one but that is to slow.

     

    - Terje

     

     

    c.frans w wrote:

     

    I got it working !

     

    location.JPG

    Tried several times today, now it's OK

     

    Frans

     
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    Mar 6, 2012 3:59 PM   in reply to JayOneTee

    Give it a try now.

     
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