GeoSetter is a free tool for editing digital image metadata, but with a special emphasis on geographical data. It includes a Google Map feature that shows where the picture was taken. Of course, not every image contains geo data, but GeoSetter also edits EXIF and other image data. In fact, it's one of the most capable image data tools we've seen, and the embedded Google Map makes it fun, too.
GeoSetter's basic interface is divided into two halves. On the left, there are file browser and image preview panes, and on the right is an embedded Google Map. The program also opens with an extensive Settings page, with 10 tabs for configuring File Options, Camera, Startup, ExifTool, and more. We opted for the program's defaults and clicked OK. We simply browsed to a folder or single image, loaded our choices, and clicked each individually to call up its metadata. Double-clicking an image opened its Edit Data page, which offers tabs for editing Location, Source/Description, Categories/Keywords, Contact, Date, and Custom View, which let us select from the other tabs' entries. It took us a while to find an image containing geographical data, which let us try out the map feature. We could also enable the Tracks feature, search the map directly, enter coordinates, and use other Google Maps features. The navigation between directories wasn't as smooth as it might be, though that's a minor quibble. On the plus side, there is an excellent Help file, FAQs, and other assistance.
If you like to travel, even by armchair, GeoSetter can help you get more out of your snapshots. But even if your images don't contain GPS or other geo data, you can still use GeoSetter to edit virtually any other aspect of an image's data.