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I am trying to take Geotagged picture coordinates and put them into a CSV file to display in QGIS as point values. Using Picasa, I can see that the picture coordinates are in the correct locations on the sample map. However, when I take the long and lat of the pictures and put it into a CSV file--formatted for QGIS--the points show up in incorrect locations. For example:

Latitude: 11 23\'49.9" N displayed in the photo's properties --> put as 11.23499 in CSV file

Long: 122 3\'35.9"E displayed in the photo's properties --> put as 122.3359 in CSV file

When I load it into QGIS as a layer, it shows up in a different, incorrect location. Also, I have checked my CRS to make sure it is correct. Is there anything I am doing wrong?

  • Did you take into account that there are 60 minutes in one degree, and 60 seconds in each minute? – user30184 Aug 19 '15 at 6:50
  • How are you obtaining the coordinates for the geotagged images? Are you writing down the numbers or have an automated process? – TsvGis Aug 19 '15 at 7:18
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    A more direct approach is to use Photo2Shape plugin. It directly takes the folder containing the geotagged images and creates a point shape file. – PKG Aug 20 '15 at 6:33

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