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Location Tagger

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Location Tagger


With Nokia Location Tagger, you can automatically tag your location data to your pictures. As you take a picture, your GPS coordinates are saved to the EXIF header of the JPEG file. You can use this data later, for example, to locate your pictures on a map.

Location tagging functionality has now been productized, and Nokia Location Tagger will not be further developed as standalone application

Attention! This application has graduated and is already implemented in at least the S60 3rd edition Feature Pack 2 devices. If you own one of these devices (or newer), you should have Location Tagger preinstalled.


Tested with: Nokia N95, N95 8GB, N82, E90, N73. Should work but not fully tested with: all Nokia devices based on S60 3rd edition.

Requires either an integrated GPS receiver, or an external Bluetooth GPS receiver module. Sharing your location-tagged pictures online requires Share Online 3.0.

Getting started

  • Launch Nokia Location Tagger application.
  • On the main screen, you will see the status of your GPS module. It will show the coordinate if GPS module is active. Otherwise, it will show "Searching".
  • To tag pictures with GPS coordinates, simply use the built-in Camera application. Press the Camera button of your device to take pictures as usual. When Nokia Location Tagger is running in the background, you will see small icon at the top left corner of Camera’s view finder. This indicates the status of GPS module:
    • Green: GPS module is active.
    • Amber: Nokia Location Tagger is connecting to GPS module or searching for GPS coordinate.
    • Red: GPS module is inactive.


Q: What happens if I take pictures while the GPS module is not active yet?
A: Nokia Location Tagger tries to tag pictures to the last "known" coordinates in the last 10 minutes. Since GPS module normally takes some time to initialize, it’s better to launch Camera application a couple of seconds before taking pictures. Launching Camera application will activate Nokia Location Tagger; which will initialize GPS module. You can also bring Nokia Location Tagger window to the foreground to initialize GPS module.

Q: Will my battery be empty very fast when running Nokia Location Tagger in the background?
A: Nokia Location Tagger has a time-out feature (by default, it is 5 minutes). If there is no picture until time-out time, the GPS module will be turned off. This will normally save power. You can change the time-out option in the settings (2, 5 (default), or 10 minutes)

Q: How can I view the GPS coordinates of my pictures?
A: The GPS coordinates are stored in the EXIF header of JPEG files. Some online sites, such as Flickr and Panoramio are able to display GPS coordinate from the EXIF. For more info on these services, please see below. You can also use photo organized software that read EXIF, such as Picasa (with the combination of Google Earth).

Q: How can I set Flickr to automatically import location in my uploaded pictures, and place them on a map accordingly?
A: Please go to this URL:, sign in, tick the yes please box and click save. From now on, all new tagged pictures that you upload will automatically be placed on a map. Also underneath every picture, there will be a map link that - after you click on it - shows where the picture is taken. Here are some examples. A nice alternative to Flickr is Panoramio. After uploading your pictures, you can view them on Google Maps but also export them to Google Earth. Here are some examples.

Known issues

  • The pictures from secondary camera are not tagged. Nokia Location Tagger tags pictures from the main camera only.
  • In a very rare case, Nokia Location Tagger may not be able to tag picture with the error message "File is being used".
  • Pictures captured in burst mode may not be displayed in order in the Logs tab.
  • This version has been tested on N95, N82, E90 as well as N73, N81 with external GPS module (Nokia LD-4W). It should work on all other devices; but there is no guarantee at this point is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.