Where in the world was that photo taken?

12 Oct

This is Aiden, from the MS Zuiderdam, and I going to share a new and fun way to track your photos and the locations that they were taken.  DSC_3584 Fuse

The MS Zuiderdam is just finishing up a 20 Day East Bound reposition cruise through the Panama Canal. Along the way we have stopped a few ports in Mexico. Each port had its own charm and character, however 4 years from now I will be lucky to remember that it was Mexico. 

Using Windows Live Photo Gallery and the Geotag feature we can neatly organize our photos by the places that they were taken. This is just one of the many ways to organize our photos library.

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How to add a “GeoTag”

1. The first thing you need to do is to select the photo that you would like to tag. You can select more than one photo at a time, however lets try and GeoTag one photo first. 10-10-2011 5-37-24 PM


2. The second step is to pull up the GeoTag option. This is done by selecting the GeoTag button which is located under the Organize section of the tool bar Ribbon.

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3. The tagging and information pane appears on the right side of the screen. Then click the “add GeoTag” option. This will provide you a text box to enter the city or town that the photo was taken.

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4. If you ever want to see where that city or town in located on the map,        right click the GeoTag, then select “map it”.

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This will open a new window in Internet Explorer and bring you to Bing Maps. Within a few seconds you are taken from your Phot Gallery to the actual location of the photo.


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There are a lot of new cameras out there that have a built in GPS feature. Please consult your manual to find out if your camera has this feature.

Hope this helps to organize and find your photos that you are looking for.

Over and out,



2 Responses to “Where in the world was that photo taken?”

  1. Colin Mason October 17, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    When will the promised full digital handouts be available ?

  2. Robert Stern October 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I want to be as prepared as possible for my cruise on Westerdam – Oct 29. Have SONY VIO with Vista. Downloaded windows photo software – WHAT ELSE can I do to be ready to get the best out of my time with the Teschspert?

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