One-stop Geocoding for the Mac - Know where you took that photo

The current version of the new Apple Photos application lacks the programmatic interface needed for HoudahGeo to notify it of newly added geotags.

Until this issue is resolved, we recommend that you geotag your photos before importing them into the Photos library.

HoudahGeo: Know where you took that photo!

HoudahGeo is a photo geocoding & geotagging solution made for Mac OS X. It "pins" photos to locations where they were taken.

Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo can store latitude, longitude and altitude information right within the image file. HoudahGeo writes industry standard EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags to JPEG and RAW images without recompression or loss of quality.

HoudahGeo is tightly integrated with Apple iPhoto and Aperture. It can also access images in your Apple Photos library and Adobe Lightroom catalog.

One-stop solution

HoudahGeo caters to two very different needs:

  • Geotagging for archival purposes using EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
  • Geocoding for publishing to Google Earth, Flickr or locr

HoudahGeo can publish GPS tracks and photos to Google Earth: see your photos in context along the path you travelled.

Geotagging is essential for professionals who need to know and show where photos were taken. It really shines when documenting travel. Imagine a safari. Animals roaming in the middle of nowhere. Driving all day to capture the best moments. Return home and see a birds-eye view of your journey. Locate the exact tree that leopard was perched in.

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GPS device: optional

HoudahGeo offers you many ways of geocoding your favorite photos:

  • Automatic: Matches photos to GPS track logs and waypoints. GPX, NMEA, Sony LOG, Wintec TES, …
  • iPhone / iPad: Matches photos to reference photos taken using iPhone
  • Using a map: Pick locations using the built-in maps
  • Using Google Earth: Point to the desired location
  • Precision: Attach photos to GPS waypoints
  • Manual: Enter coordinates found on Google Earth, Wikipedia, etc.

GPS device: supported

HoudahGeo connects directly to many brands and models of GPS track loggers. It also reads GPX, NMEA, LOG, TES, … and TCX files created by third party software.

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Customer praises

The app is really easy to use
5/ 5stars

Not only is the program excellent, but the support is top grade
5/ 5stars

Great tool for geoencoding !
5/ 5stars

Superb utility for geotagging
Excellent and responsive developer

4/ 5stars

It works - every time!
5/ 5stars

Great Software and Developer
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Spectacular. 5 stars
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MacUpdate.com: 5.0/5 based on 24 customer reviews
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System Requirements

HoudahGeo requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
It is fully compatible with Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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