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rutgerblom
I'm busy reverse geocoding about 2000 photos mostly taken in Sweden and The Netherlands using HoudahGeo. The results I get for "City" are very bad and wrong most of the times.
As a test I reverse geocoded some of the photos, which got wrong city information in HoudahGeo, using Microsofts Pro Photo Tools. I got very accurate results. My guess is that Pro Photo Tools is using Microsofts TerraServer for reverse geocoding. Mac and freeware application GPSPhotoLink (http://www.earlyinnovations.com/gpsphotolinker) is also by default using TerraServer for reverse geocoding, but gives the user an option to change to geonames.org.
Would it be possible in a future release of HoudahGeo to make reverse geocoding server a configurable option and add Microsofts TerraServer which seems to be more accurate?
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houdah
Hi!

Thanks for the feedback.

I am aware of the fact that reverse geocoding is a bit lacking. I am in the process of investigating other sources for the data. This area will improve in the future.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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jumpergate
I can't figure out how old this post is, the question seems to have been posted fairly recently in september 2008 but the reply in 2007?!! I have just bought the Geo software and it seemed to locate my areas okay here in London, I have version 1.4.13 (1772) - so how will this version perform in contrast to the version the original poster may have had?

Also, if I reverse geocode my images now (with reported iffy results) then when a new version is made available which will no doubt improve accuracy, can I run a scan again to realign the data correctly?
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houdah
Hi!

The reverse geocoding process is still the same as it was at the time of the above posts. The improved process is planned for HoudahGeo 1.5 to be released by the end of the year.

If you wrote GPS data to EXIF, you may re-import the images into HoudahGeo and find them still geocoded.

You may also keep your HoudahGeo project or your GPX/NMEA log files on archive for later use.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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jumpergate
Oh, a lovely update before the years out! I think I'll store my images before geocoding them, the initial process seemed to be okay for me, but you can't be too careful. When I have rev-geocoded them they go into Aperture and the only problem with that is that once in and tagged in other IPTC fields, they're not coming out, so it has to be right first time (as the Aperture library cannot be written to).

Thanks.
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