Houdah Software Releases HoudahGeo|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, April 23, 2007 - 10:45 EDT)
The first commercial release of the Mac geocoding application also comes with a discounted price.
Houdah Software has released HoudahGeo, its Macintosh geocoding application that adds latitude, longitude and altitude information to the Exif header of an image.
Geocoding data can be read from a GPS device's log or added manually via the program's integration with Google Maps. HoudahGeo can then export the information to Exif tags and Google Earth KML files.
The company is offering an introductory price of $24.95, with a five dollar increase planned for the release of version 1.1 and a $34.95 price for 1.2 when available.
"With HoudahGeo you may 'pin' photos to the locations where they were taken" the company explained. "The thus created information may be exported to Exif tags as well as to Google Earth KMZ files. Such a file allows for browsing your photos within Google Earth."
The program can operate in several modes, depending on whether or not you use a GPS receiver:
• Fully automatic mode is available when a track log file from a GPS receiver is provided.
• Finer control is possible by attaching photos to waypoints created using a GPS device.
• When no GPS device is available, manual geocoding is possible through integration with the Google Maps service.
For more information or to download HoudahGeo, visit http://www.houdah.com/houdahGeo/.