Support » Plugins » [Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] GPS Co-ordinates not being read from JPG

  • Hi Alex,

    After some testing, I thought I’d see if this is a known issue / idiot end user issue that someone might be able to help with. I have a non-profit website, the focus of which involves a trip to Slovenia. I hope to upload photos from my iPhone en route and have them placed on a nice map (XML Google Maps). I am unable to get NEXTGEN Gallery to read the GPS location from my JPGs. I have tried uploading from various sources and can confirm that all have the appropriate EXIF entries and that the server support EXIF:

    PHP Exif support : Yes ( V1.4 )
    PHP IPTC support : Yes
    PHP XML support : Yes

    I’ve tried importing meta after uploading. The camera make, f-stop and date are read no problem but there’s no sign of the GPS info. I’ve reached a bit of an impasse and I’m not sure how to proceed from here.

    Our trip starts in just a couple of weeks so I really need to get it fixed before then. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks,


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  • This plugin should support geotags with NGG :



    Hello again,

    Thanks for the info alexrabe and dschuesae but I already have XML Google Maps working fine with plain map posts. The issue seems to be that NextGEN is not reading the EXIF data so cannot pass it to XML Google Maps. I know that the EXIF data is still present in the images as I have downloaded them from the gallery via FTP and they still contain the correct co-ordinates. My host simply said to ensure that the plugin was enabled but this really isn’t the issue as I can produce galleries without maps and maps without photos without issue.

    Is there something else I can check or configure (in the database, for example) to force the import of EXIF data?

    Thank you once again for your help,

    Many thanks,


    Did anyone solve this? I have same problem. NextGEN Gallery does not read GPS exif data. I checked wp-ngg-gallery table’s metadata field and only limited exif data is listed. XML Google Maps reads gpx file no problem. NextGEN galleries display no problem. BUT, no gallery in maps!

    Apparently, XML Google Maps will not display geotagged images from a NextGEN Gallery IF you are using gpx format maps. Maps need to be kml. I converted to such and everything worked fine.
    Syntax is: [xmlgm {} ngg_gallery=1]

    I have the same problem, simply gallery does not import GPS data 🙁
    Alex, what is wrong?
    Best regards,

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