Microsoft Photo App

The Windows Team has finally released their much anticipated FREE Microsoft Photo  application and it includes Virtual Earth geoloaction understanding. The most significant part of the release (for me, at least) is the support for GPS meta data in the photo. Here’s an overview from the product group:

The Windows Photo  AppTools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, can load track route files from the most popular formats (NMEA, GPX, and KML) and see them on the map. Then you can place your photos on the track route. Again, the GPS info will be stored into your file. When you have the right GPS location for your photos, you can automatically generate location info like country, state, city and even street names. Or if you know the location where a picture was taken, you can type it in and get the GPS location information automatically.