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Photo slideshow app with GPS location information

I'm looking for an application to create a photo slide show that automatically can apply a 'header' or 'footer' text with the photo location information. The tools I've seen so far all require that you enter the photo text manually.

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That would be IRFANVIEW.

In reply to: Photo slideshow app with GPS location information

I'll only note it does allow you to add such to the photos for slideshow use.

See values:
$E400 - GPSVersionID
$E401 - GPSLatitudeRef
$E402 - GPSLatitude
$E403 - GPSLongitudeRef
$E404 - GPSLongitude
$E405 - GPSAltitudeRef
$E406 - GPSAltitude
$E407 - GPSTimeStamp
$E416 - GPSImgDirectionRef
$E417 - GPSImgDirection
$E429 - GPSDateStamp
$E499 - returns GPSLatitude and GPSLongitude values in one line, OK for e.g. Google Maps for HTML-Export feature
Noted at length at

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Can Irfanview show City/Country info?

In reply to: That would be IRFANVIEW.

Thanks for your reply. It seems like Irfanview only allows you to add the GPS location, but I'm looking for the Country/City. E.g. when looking at photos on my iPhone it says: "April 7, Puako, Hawaii" (based on the GPS location) and this is the text I would like to be shown on the photos in a slide show.

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That takes more than what's in the EXIF.

In reply to: Can Irfanview show City/Country info?

I do not know of any free apps that do this today. It's not like it is possible but you would have to create some database to convert LatLong to that sort of information. That database would be enormous so even if there was an app it could weigh in at a few TeraBytes.

And if it was a web app, I find folk complain about that as well. This question has come up before and the answer AFAIK hasn't changed.

If you want to put that into the EXIF then IRFANVIEW in it's slideshow could show this.

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A GPS LatLong to City/Country conversion must already exist

In reply to: That takes more than what's in the EXIF.

Thanks for your reply. That make sense. However, such a DB/conversion must already exist since my iPhone can show this information. Wonder if someone provides this service (e.g. as a WebService). In that case I could do it myself. Happy

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Good example.

In reply to: A GPS LatLong to City/Country conversion must already exist

Google also has this database and conversion as well. What appears to be missing is what you want to do.

I don't know if you know how valuable map data is. We know the old map companies (the ones that printed maps) underestimated this and you don't hear of them today. Google, Apple, Garmin and others just won't give you the database cheap enough for anyone to make this slideshow with GPS to City, State and more app today to put out an app folk can buy.

Maybe someday.

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