Some fields in the Geotag main window can be entered manually. Geotag tries to be as clever as possible interpreting what you type in. It might help you to understand how Geotag tries to interpret your input. This is how it works:

Latitude and Longitude
First of all Geotag looks at the first character to determine if the value is north/south for latitudes or east/west for longitudes. For latitudes the characters recognized are 'N' and 'S', for longitudes 'E' and 'W'. If you are running Geotag in a different language than English these letters may differ - the German version for example uses 'O' instead of 'E'. If the first character is a minus sign '-' Geotag assumes southern latitudes or western longitudes. If none of those characters is found, Geotag assumes northen latitudes or eastern longitudes.
The rest of the input is then split into numbers. these numbers must be separated by one or more of the following characters:
  • Space
  • Single quote
  • Double quote
  • Degree symbol
  • Minutes symbol (this is different from a single quote)
  • Seconds symbol (this is different from a double quote)
  • Any upper case letter from 'A' to 'Z'
  • Any lower case letter from 'a' to 'Z'
Geotag doesn't care how many letters separate the numbers or what they are, so "51 28'38.0"" is the same as "51Apples28Oranges38.0 Lemons".
What happens next depends on how many numbers are found:
  • One number is interpreted as a value in degrees with decimals
  • Two numbers are interpreted as degrees without decimals first, then minutes with decimals
  • Three numbers are interpreted as degrees and minutes without decimals, then seconds with decimals
When entering numbers with decimals please make sure to use the correct decimal separator for your language, e.g. decimal point for English and decimal comma for German, otherwise Geotag might give you unexpected results.
Entered as a number with or without decimals (again the correct decimal separator does matter).
You can enter directions in two different ways:
  • As a number between 0 and 360 with or without decimals. A trailing degree symbol is optional
  • As a principal direction, e.g. 'E' for 'East' or 'NNW' for 'North-Northwest'. Please note again that the letters my differ with your language, the German for East (E) for example is Ost (O).
Location, Province, Country and Description
You can enter any text here. The description will be added to the image as the EXIF user comment.