updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri April 16, 2010
XMP bypass, new track logger support in v2.5
Houdah has launched an update to its geocoding software for the Mac, HoudahGeo 2.5. The software both geocodes and geotags images, allowing users to assign location information to their photo collections. It features support for iPhoto and Aperture and is current version/master-file aware, using the current version for export and offering the choice of returning to the master file for writing EXIF, XMP or IPTC tags. HoudahGeo can automatically geocode images from a GPS track Logger and can geocode images to the nearest waypoint as an alternative. It can also propagate geocodes from an iPhone photo, which has geocode information, to other photos taken in the same timeframe.
Version 2.5 ads full Aperture 3 support, with Aperture Places notification and integration. It can bypass XMP sidecars during EXIF or XMP export as well. Version 2.5 adds support for the Wintec WBT-202 and Sony GPS-CS3 track loggers and adds USB support for the Holux M-241 track logger. There are bug fixes added for the Flickr upload and image import features.
HoudahGeo 2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 and offers Snow Leopard support. It costs $30 for a single-user or $45 for a family license of up to five users.