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Retrieving Photos with Geo/EXIF Information

Topics: User Forum
Jun 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I've posted a photo on Flickr with lat/lng embedded in the EXIF.

When I query to retrieve the EXIF data through PhotosGetExif() I see the lat/lng data.
When I query to retrieve the Geo data for the same photo using PhotosGeoGetLocation() returned is null.

Does Flickr resolve the EXIF lat/lng into Geo information automatically?

What I would like to do is get photos that have geo information - period. I think about the EXIF lat/lng as Geo information. I thought that if I search using PhotoSearchOptions - HasGeo = true I would get all photos that had geo information (EXIF and Geo created by user).

If that not the case?

Jun 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM
The GEO Flickr methods only work for Flickr GEO location data, not for EXIF embedded data.

However Flickr will extract your EXIF data on upload, if you tell it to.

Go this web page and ensure you have the checkbox ticked:

After that anything you upload should have the EXIF data extracted.

Jun 25, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Thanks Sam. You confirmed what I had suspected based on code inspection.