Find the Exact Spot Where a Photo Was Taken With This App

Find the Exact Spot Where a Photo Was Taken With This App
Technology

An app lets you seamlessly use a photo as a compass

Rachel Pincus
  • 29 march 2016

With “checking in” and referencing specific urban locations becoming a mundane part of sharing our lives on social media, we tend to forget that digital photos, even those from the pre-smartphone era, have another, more fine-grained way of telling us where they were taken: the EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data, which, alongside vital photo information like focal length, camera type used and aperture, also gives a very precise geographic location in coordinates. Photo Find is an app that endeavors to make this information usable, which in its raw form appears as longitude and latitude coordinates that have very long sequences of numbers after the decimal point.

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