The service extracts and gives access to metadata stored with document and resource files, especially image and multimedia files. Digital cameras and other image creation devices generate extensive descriptive data about how the file was created, including the device, resolution, format, date and time, geographic location, etc. This data is stored invisibly with the file, but may be accessible either for intended uses or for unintended ones such as discovering a location that should have remained secret. The service both shows what data is accessible with the stored file and enriches that data with additional descriptive information.
API methods support uploading a file and reviewing all descriptive metadata it provides. Methods also allow addition, revision, or deletion of selected metadata including addition, purging, or obscuring of geolocation information. The API also supports exporting of metadata for use separate from the file itself and search for images within the system created near the location of a selected image.
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