I needed a tool to parse thousands of geotagged pictures and show them on Google Earth. I wrote a Python script based in part on what was posted years ago in the ExifTool Forum.
My script was written to:
- parse recursively geotagged pictures
- create a KML file to show geotagged pictures on Google Earth
- group and sort GPS data by date
- show visually for each date where the first geotagged picture was taken. Each first GPS point is indicated by the icon of a small man
- connect the GPS points of each date with a colored line
- get the preview of a picture when clicking on a placemark
- list make and model information of each digital camera used to take and geotag the analyzed photos
- speed up my analysis ;)
- Python v2.7
- Exiftool (rename the executable to "exiftool.exe" and put it in the same folder of the script)
- Google Earth
Run the script and type the absolute path of the directory containing your pictures. The script will create and save in this path a file named "GoogleEarth.kml".
Here are a couple of screenshots.