Why isn't my 3GS syncing Geotags to iPhoto 09

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  1. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    Just did a trip to thorpe park and wondered (as this was the first time I have used my 3GS as my only camera) if I could see them geotagged on a map.
    And to my horror, none of them have location data stored in iPhoto, any one know why this is?
    Harri
     
  2. jim.lynch macrumors member

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    Do you have Location Services switched on (in the Settings>General tab)?
     
  3. harry20larry thread starter macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    Yes I do
     
  4. dmn8 macrumors member

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    Same problem here, would like to see a solution.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    Let's find out if it's an iPhone problem or an iPhoto problem.

    Do you have Leopard? Open a photo in the Mac application "Preview."

    Once its open, hit Command-i. Click the little button with the "!" inside a word bubble. Is there a "GPS" tab in there that shows you the photo's Latitude and Longitude?

    If it is there, this is an iPhoto problem. If it's not there, it's the phone's fault.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    When you used the camera application for the first 3 times, the iPhone asked you whether you want to let it use your location. There were two options, yes or no. With 3 yeses, then your camera will automatically record the location and pass it on. If you said no, then Geo-locational data is not there.
     
  7. harry20larry thread starter macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    Done as you said and it shows up perfectly, so its iPhoto
     
  8. harry20larry thread starter macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    Found problem, iPhoto>Preferences>Advance>Look up locations automatically

    Reasonably strange, thought it was on by default?
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    :) Glad it worked.

    I find that most people ask for help finding solutions when they should really be asking for help finding the problem.

    Once you figure that out most folks are pretty good at fixing the actual problem, as you just proved!
     
  10. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    See if this helps.

    Edited: ah,OP found the answer already.
     
  11. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    This has been bugging me for a while. Now my photos are (mostly) located well.

    Only thing is, all my 3GS videos are all located off the coast of Ghana. I guess it's zero degrees longitude and latitude...
     

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