Blocking pictures with GPS Data

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Blocking pictures with GPS Data

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I'd like to use the PA to block pictures that contain GPS exif data in jpeg, tiff, and other uploads to social media sites.  Has anyone done this already?  


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I would suggest posting this question to DevCenter .They should certainly have some thoughts on whether this is possible.

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Hi PANoJam,

Do you have a sample picture that you can share? I'd like to see the format and how the GPS data looks like.


Easiest way to do this, is to snap a photo with your smartphone.  Location Services are enabled by default.  Then email it to yourself and run exiftool on it or look at properties, Details tab in Windows.  GPS data should be present.  If you're still having trouble, let me know and I will post a pic.


I tried to search on the information provided but it doesn't seem like firewall does not have any file type which will block GPS exif file.

Also there is only one application which is being blocked for such data by the firewall which is FOTKI. Here are the details from the firewall for the application


Fotki is a digital photo sharing, video sharing and media social network website and web service suite; it is one of the world's largest social networking sites. In many ways, the site appears to be similar to the majority of other popular photo sites which support a number of so-called Web 2.0 features, such as use of Ajax, tagging, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, GPS location information and Exif info display.

tcp/443, tcp/80


As mentioned above by akawimandan you can certainly check on the DevCenter if somebody else has already created a custom signature for this and are willing to share it with you.

Also you can file a request for a new application for file type.

Here is a doc which explains how to request a new application

Hopefully this help.

Thank you


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