I have a question involving exporting metadata from a GPS camera to an application such as a spreadsheet.

In essence, I'm working with a significant number of images taken with a GPS digital camera. The GPS coordinates are embedded in the metadata that is accessed when you open the “properties” tab on the jpg file.

Is there a computer program or tool available that can extract that metadata automatically and put it into a file that can be manipulated (e.g., put the GPS coordinates in a spreadsheet)?


And a free option is BR's EXIF extractor. Lovely little program that does the job well. It's been saying that it is in beta for a few years now. I've never had any issues with it.

[edited to add link - Luke,thanks for the heads up]


On the ArcGIS stack, there is the Geotagged Photos to Points tool.

Reading the EXIF GPS fix is a fairly easy thing to do, it should be possible in Python using something like using PIL (sample) and xlwt (sample).


Spatialite-gui has a tool "Import EXIF photos" for that. The current Spatialite version is 4.2 but this old document is still valid https://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite-2.3.1/spatialite-exif-2.3.1.html. You can also easily export the data from Spatialite into other formats like txt/csv or dbf with another tool in Spatialite-gui.


You might want to use ESRI's solution ArcGIS to export GPS camera trails to a spreadsheet, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WdhQWmkJio

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