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Some digital cameras record GPS coordinates as an Exif tag in the pictures they take. This is especially true for cameras in smart phones like iPhones and Android based phones.

The Country, City, and State tags use the GPS coordinates to lookup a textual representation of where the picture was taken in an online database containing more than 100,000 cities. A functioning internet connection is needed to use this functionality. When using the City tag the closest city with a population of at least 1000 people will be used.

Please note that the accuracy of the GPS position might be a little off. This is because it can take some time for the camera to find the GPS satellites and measure the exact location. The accuracy is not very important when using the City, State, and Country tags.

<GPS Country> The country in which the picture was taken.
<GPS City> The nearest city to where the picture was taken.
<GPS State> The state in which the picture was taken. For countries outside the US this value might be blank or contain a region instead.
<GPS Lat> The GPS latitude as a decimal number with four significant decimals.
<GPS Lat Deg> The degrees of the latitude.
<GPS Lat Min> The minutes of the latitude.
<GPS Lat Sec> The seconds of the latitude.
<GPS Lat Dir> The latitude direction. Posible values are N and S.
<GPS Lng> The GPS longitude as a decimal number with four significant decimals.
<GPS Lng Deg> The degrees of the longitude.
<GPS Lng Min> The minutes of the longitude.
<GPS Lng Sec> The seconds of the longitude.
<GPS Lng Dir> The longitude direction. Posible values are W and E.
<GPS Alt> GPS altitude.