GoPro Hero 9 DOES have GPS in timelapse mode

Just wanted to mention here (as gopro 7 doesn’t seem to have this): I noticed my gopro hero 9 does seem to save exif data to the images from the timelapse photo mode.

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Do you notice if it saves the camera angle also? Many GoPros always are showing “0 degrees” as the camera angle by default

(Keep in mind, this is from the photo timelapse mode)
(also keep in mind that I haven’t used this gopro for mapillary purposes yet (only for taking pictures of litter, mounted on a grabberstick))

This is an example of the exiff data from one of the images:

Basic Image Information

Target file: G0018872.JPG
Description: DCIM\104GOPRO\G0018872.JPG
Camera: GoPro HERO9 Black
Lens: 3 mm
(Max aperture f/2.4)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Program AE, 1/2,048 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100
Flash: No flash function
Date: March 28, 2021 10:21:55AM (timezone not specified)

(1 day, 12 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago, assuming image timezone of 1 hour ahead of GMT)
|Location:|Latitude/longitude: 51° 2’ 47.4" North, 22’ 36.7" East
( 51.046490, 3.376853 )

Map via embedded coordinates at: Google, Yahoo, WikiMapia, OpenStreetMap, Bing (also see the Google Maps pane below)

Altitude: 59 meters (193 feet)
Timezone guess from 1 hour ahead of GMT|
|File:|5,184 × 3,888 JPEG (20.2 megapixels)
3,207,231 bytes (3.1 megabytes)|
|Color Encoding:|WARNING: No color-space metadata and no embedded color profile: Windows and Mac browsers and apps treat colors randomly.

Images for the web are most widely viewable when in the sRGB color space and with an embedded color profile. See my Introduction to Digital-Image Color Spaces for more information.||

Extracted 960 × 720 96-kilobyte “MPF:PreviewImage” JPG
Displayed here at 47% width (1/133 the area of the original)
\ 450x338

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Extracted 160 × 120 18-kilobyte “EXIF:ThumbnailImage” JPG
Displayed here at 200% (1/262 the area of the original)
\ 320x240

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Main JPG image displayed here at 9% width (1/133 the area of the original)
\ 450x338

Click image to isolate; click this text to show histogram

Here’s the full data:


Exif Image Size 5,184 × 3,888
Image Description DCIM\104GOPRO\G0018872.JPG
Make GoPro
Camera Model Name HERO9 Black
Orientation Rotate 270 CW
Software HD9.
Modify Date 2021:03:28 10:21:55
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
Y Cb Cr Positioning Centered
Exposure Time 1/2715
F Number 2.50
Exposure Program Program AE
ISO 100
Exif Version 0221
Date/Time Original 2021:03:28 10:21:55
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
Create Date 2021:03:28 10:21:55
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
Sub Sec Time 2,060
Sub Sec Time Original 2,060
Sub Sec Time Digitized 2,060
Components Configuration Y, Cb, Cr, -
Compressed Bits Per Pixel 0.004
Shutter Speed Value 1/2048
Aperture Value 2.38
Exposure Compensation 0
Max Aperture Value 2.4
Subject Distance 0 m
Metering Mode Average
Light Source Unknown
Flash No flash function
Focal Length 3.0 mm
Maker Note Unknown (2,312 bytes binary data)
Flashpix Version %08%09%0a%0b
Color Space Unknown (0)
Interoperability Index R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
Interoperability Version 0100
Exposure Index 1.066590984
Sensing Method One-chip color area
File Source Digital Camera
Scene Type Directly photographed
Custom Rendered Normal
Exposure Mode Auto
White Balance Auto
Digital Zoom Ratio 1
Focal Length In 35mm Format 15 mm
Scene Capture Type Portrait
Gain Control None
Contrast Normal
Resolution 72 pixels/inch
Saturation Normal
Sharpness Hard
Device Setting Description (4 bytes binary data)
Subject Distance Range Unknown
Serial Number C3441324690964
GPS Latitude Ref North
GPS Latitude 51.046490 degrees
GPS Longitude Ref East
GPS Longitude 3.376853 degrees
GPS Altitude Ref Above Sea Level
GPS Altitude 58.82 m
GPS Time Stamp 09:21:06
GPS Date Stamp 2021:03:28
1 day, 14 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds ago
Compression JPEG (old-style)
Thumbnail Length 18,262
Thumbnail Image (18,262 bytes binary data)


Camera Model Name HERO9 Black
Exposure Compensation 0.0
White Balance AUTO
Sharpness HIGH
Device ID 1
Device Name Global Settings
GoPro VERS 8 1 2
Firmware Version HD9.
GoPro LINF LBO0062101401028
GoPro CINF 96 220 217 251 56 233 14 49 155 23 249 183 196 205 196 91
Camera Serial Number C3441324690964
GoPro MUID 4225358944 823060792 3086555035 1539624388 0 0 0 0
GoPro CMOD 20
GoPro MTYP 10
Auto Rotation Unknown (L)
Digital Zoom Yes
GoPro DZST 0
GoPro ZFOV 105.385604858398
Pro Tune On
Color Mode GOPRO
Auto ISO Max 3,200
Auto ISO Min 100
Rate 1_2SEC
Photo Resolution 20MP_L
HDR Setting OFF
GoPro HFLG 0
GoPro SOFF 0
GoPro CLKS 2
GoPro GRAV 0 0 0
GoPro IORI 1 0 0 0
GoPro CORI 1 0 0 0


Warning Error rebuilding maker notes (may be corrupt)
Warning [minor] Unrecognized MakerNotes


MPF Version 0100
Number Of Images 2
MP Image Flags Representative image, Dependent parent image
MP Image Flags Dependent child image
MP Image Format JPEG
MP Image Type Large Thumbnail (VGA equivalent)
MP Image Type Baseline MP Primary Image
MP Image Length 3,108,551
MP Image Length 98,680
MP Image Start 0
MP Image Start 3,108,551
Dependent Image 1 Entry Number 2
Dependent Image 1 Entry Number 0
Dependent Image 2 Entry Number 0
Image UID List (66 bytes binary data)
Total Frames 1
Preview Image (98,680 bytes binary data)

File — basic information derived from the file.

Exif Byte Order Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
File Size 3.1 MB
File Type JPEG
File Type Extension jpg
Image Size 5,184 × 3,888
MIME Type image/jpeg
Image Width 960
Image Height 720
Encoding Process Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample 8
Color Components 3
Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling YCbCr4:2:2 (2 1)

This block of data is computed based upon other items. Some of it may be wildly incorrect, especially if the image has been resized.

GPS Latitude 51.046490 degrees N
GPS Longitude 3.376853 degrees E
GPS Altitude 58.8 m Above Sea Level
Aperture 2.50
GPS Date/Time 2021:03:28 09:21:06Z
1 day, 12 hours, 34 minutes, 58 seconds ago
GPS Position 51.046490 degrees N, 3.376853 degrees E
Megapixels 20.2
Scale Factor To 35 mm Equivalent 5.0
Shutter Speed 1/2715
Create Date 2021:03:28 10:21:55.2060
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
Date/Time Original 2021:03:28 10:21:55.2060
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
Modify Date 2021:03:28 10:21:55.2060
1 day, 4 hours, 34 minutes, 9 seconds ago
[Circle Of Confusion](http:"" wiki="" circle_of_confusion)Hyperfocal DistanceImage::ExifTool library, version 11.11. Histograms created with ImageMagick.

Jeffrey last modifed this viewer on Feb 27, 2021.
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Forgot to say: so the camera this time was on auto rotation mode iirc (it locks itself once the timelapse starts)
But it does list it in both modes in the exiff:

Orientation Rotate 270 CW