MetaPhoto Converts Geo Data to Photo Metadata

Alex Stone
Jun. 22 2011, 01:00PM EDT

Taking pictures on your iPhone gives you a great deal of data embedded in to your photos. Location, camera type, exposure, even camera orientation. But what if you want more. Well, MetaPhoto (currently available on the iPhone) aims to further enrich your photos. Using the Urban Mapping API, MetaPhoto looks up a great deal of information about the area a photo was taken and adds it to the photos header.

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The level of information available is rather impressive. Ranging from simple information like address and neighborhood information, to rich location data like population density, and useful information like female percentage for an area.

MetaPhoto is currently available for the iPhone in a free and paid version. You can get it from the iTunes App Store. And, of course, the app shows what is also available via the API. Check out our Urban Mapping API profile for more.

Alex Stone Virginia-based web developer. I'm into cool ideas and phones. You may recognize me from such mashups as Super DVD Robot! and the upcoming Twitter app, Birdcage.

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Will

That's all great if you want all that data attached to it. But, if you like your privacy, and only want to disclose the where, when, and all that, to whom you wish, and nobody else, you'll need to clear that Geo data, and/or meta data from your photos BEFORE you upload them. Will this app help do that too?