Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Keeping it simple: the GeoImgr website

One of my favorite, easy-to-use websites is at

The site allows you to upload a JPG image up to 5MB in size.  To geotag your image
  1. Press "Browse" and find your image.  Double-click it or press the "OK" button to load the image to the server.  If you use a large image, this could take some time as the image actually copies to the server.
  2. Drag-and-drop the map and zoom in as needed to get the most accurate location on the map.  Double click to move the marker to your map center.
  3. Press the "Tag Photo!" button.
  4. Press the "Download Photo!" button to save your image back to your computer.  The image now has the lat-long data written to the header (or EXIF) data of the image.

That's it!  It's a great, simple tool, especially for geotagging single images.  No software to install and no complexities!


  1. Tried this website with a class of eighth graders. They had no problems with the tagging. I had them save their photos in a "share" folder where I will be able to check content before uploading them on a map for a future classroom project.

  2. I'm an 8th grade science teacher and have found that if you geotag photos, uploading them to does not automatically place the tagged photos on a map. One would still need to "drag and drop" to a location.
    In my school district, we are working through filter issues with Picasa Web mapping but if those can be cleared up, we should be able to upload geo tagged photos directly to a map. An update later!