Using GPS Information (Map Utility 1.0 / Windows)

Article ID: ART111537 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Using the information from images shot on a camera equipped with an GPS function, or information from GPS log files, you can easily view on a map the shooting location, or the route traveled while carrying the camera. You can also add and delete location information.

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a system that uses satellites to determine current location.

  • To perform this operation, you need to have [Map Utility 1.0] installed to your computer.
  • In this section, Windows 7 and [ZoomBrowser EX 6.7] are used as an example to explain the operations. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows XP, the on-screen displays and procedures may differ.
  • Internet access is required to use this software (You must already have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), browser software installed and an Internet connection).
  • Any ISP account charges and access fees must be paid separately.
  • Google, Google Maps and Google Earth are trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Since this software uses Google Maps™ to display images and routes travelled, location information included in images and GPS log files will be uploaded to Google.
  • Images shot with the GPS function, and GPS log files contain information that could be used to determine the user's physical location. Be sure to take adequate precautions when transferring images and GPS log files to others, or when uploading these files to the internet where they can be viewed by numerous people.
  • Only images taken on a camera equipped with an GPS function can be displayed.

Using ZoomBrowser EX

If [ZoomBrowser EX] is installed on your computer, you can simultaneously select multiple images that you want to display on a map.

1. Double-click the [ZoomBrowser EX] shortcut icon on your desktop to start [ZoomBrowser EX].


If you cannot find the [ZoomBrowser EX] shortcut icon on your desktop, click [Start] > [All Programs] or [Programs] > [Canon Utilities] > [ZoomBrowser EX] and select [ZoomBrowser EX] to start [ZoomBrowser EX].

2. The following window appears.

Click the image you want to display on a map, and click [View & Classify].


  • To select multiple images, click the images while holding down the <Ctrl> key on the keyboard.

3. The following window appears.

If you click [View on map], Map Utility will automatically start.

For details on Map Utility's on-screen displays, please see here.
Using Map Utility on its own

If [ZoomBrowser EX] is not installed on your computer, or if you want to display images without using [ZoomBrowser EX], start [Map Utility] directly.

1. Click [Start] > [All Programs] or [Programs] > [Canon Utilities] > [ZoomBrowser EX] and select [Map Utility] to start [Map Utility].

2. The following window appears.

The image added by clicking the [Add images] () button appears.

The [Add images] button

The Map Utility window

A window like the one below appears when [Map Utility] is running.

The image selected in ZoomBrowser EX or added by clicking the () button appears.

Adds an image.

Adds or deletes an image's location information.

The shooting location of images will display as pins on the map.

The currently selected image will display enlarged, in a pop-up window.

Exports files for use in displaying images with Google Earth. To use these files, it is necessary to install Google Earth. However, images may not display properly depending on the version of Google Earth used.

Input a location to search.

  • Managing GPS log files

If you want to manage GPS log files, click [GPS Log File].

Displays GPS log files.

Loads a GPS log file from a camera or memory card.

Adds a GPS log file.

Changes the time difference information in a GPS log file.

Deletes GPS log file from list.

Transfers and displays log information. Use this to adjust the route travelled when it does not display properly.



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