Apple iPhoto to introduce Google Maps geotagging?

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Image geotagging is certainly one of the current buzzes: being able to pinpoint exactly where a photo was taken. Now Mactelchat forum user javester has been sniffing about in the iPhoto code (and why not?) and has found some interesting keys including one called ‘GPSMapURL’ that is preset to ‘http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%f+%f’. In other words, there’s some link – albeit not yet working – to Google Maps.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was elected to Apple’s board of directors in August, so maybe this is the first sign of some decent Google/Apple partnerships. In the past it’s taken Google quite some time, if at all, to port PC applications and widgets over to the Mac – maybe we’ll now start to get our own unique or at least comparable applications.

(Via Gadgetell)

Andy Merrett