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There are now 17 digital cameras with GPS. It's a simple search on Neocamera: http://www.neocamera.com/search_camera.php?gps=1&by=feature If you look at the Refine Results column (the orange box) in the above page, you'll see the break down by category (9 compact, 1 large, 1 SLD, 2 DSLR and 4 ultra-compact at this time). Nikon is still missing from ...


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Most of the time you have more use of the position from where you took the photo. If you know from where the picture was taken, you can often from the photo see exactly which direction the camera was pointed. If you know the position of the subject, you might be able to see approximately which direction it was taken from, but seldom the exact position. Of ...


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Here's a free software that will take a GPS track log recorded from your standalone GPS device (or perhaps from your phone, if it has a GPS), and applies the geocoding to your images: http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/ Along with it, I found a site to convert various types of GPS log format into GPX (what is needed by the above software) ...


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I've found that the best solution is to buy an inexpensive stand alone GPS device, make sure your camera clock is synced with the GPS time, carry the GPS in your camera bag while on and saving the track log and use RoboGeo to tag your photos after the fact. Robo Geo does a nice job and has lots of features, plus it will work with any camera out there.


9

JOBO makes a device called the photoGPS that attaches to your hotshoe and records your location every time you take a picture. Later, you use software to match the photos with the locations. I haven't used it, so I can't comment on how well it works, but it seems like it should be pretty camera brand-independent.


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Couple of reasons: GPS suck in a lot of battery power. Mostly because unlike the camera itself they need to keep running (you can't just turn it on when there is a click because the gps needs to find the co-ordinates and initialization takes time) Low ROI: With apps like GeoTag for smartphones, its relatively easy to tag photos. Most of the celebrity ...


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I personally use my Android device to record a track and then tag the images in Lightroom as discussed here: http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/adobe-lightroom-geotagging.html Now that I have been doing that I can see why you want to get a device:-) The nikon mailing list has discussed this before and several people have used a di-gps device: ...


7

There's no "right" answer to this question; that said I would take a look at why you geotag your photos. Depending on the answer I could make arguments either way: If you geotag photos to keep a record of where you've been then it probably makes sense to tag them with the location of the camera. Using your example, as you view your geotagged pictures ...


7

The answer is simpler than you think. GPS is not included because the manufacturer does not feel it would sell more cameras. It's the same reason they skimp on camera straps. If it does not sell more cameras, it is not needed, the manufacturer can sell it for less - even just a bit less - or pocket the difference. Personally I could not care less about ...


5

Nikon has a special GPS unit, the GP-1. In urban areas (where there are Wi-Fi networks in range) you could use EyeFi Geo/Explore/Pro memory/WiFi cards which perform geotagging automatically using WPS data when uploading the data.


5

Think of large subjects, especially mountains. You're going to get wildly different viewpoints depending on where you stand (and thus what angle you take your photo at). If you or someone else wanted to do something from the same perspective (ex: recreate the photo), they'd need to know the photographer's location, not the location of the subject. ...


5

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/GPS.html shows a list of GPS-Exif-Tags. Besides [GPSLatitude, GPSLongitude] I find [GPSDestLatitude, GPSDestLongitude] and [GPSDestBearing, GPSDestDistance]. So it is possible to tag both locations - but which software supports this?


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Another solution is setting you camera and GPS to the GMT timezone and never change it. Then you can geotag your photos and time-adjust the GPS time-staps. Geosetter is an alternative geotagger that can do this: You can also add or subtract hours/minutes/seconds if the GPS and the Camera aren't perfectly synchronized.


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I don't know about you but my smartphone just doesn't have the battery life to make this work. I therefore use a standalone GPS device made by Holux. It's Bluetooth-capable and transmits the GPS coordinates to a Foolography Unleashed device attached to my camera. The Holux device runs the whole day on a single charge, and with this setup all my images ...


5

Unfortunately you're stuck with having to apply the information after you import the photos to your computer. Fortunately, this is inexpensive. Take your smartphone or other GPS and record your journey and make sure your camera's clock is sync'd with the GPS device (or close to it) and then use pretty much any of the available software to merge the data ...


4

It's a niche feature that requires extra hardware (which increases manufacturing and warranty costs). It makes camera interface more confusing. It eats battery and there are privacy concerns, so many users might choose to keep it switched off even if they had the feature (but why would they still want to pay for it?). An average point-and-shoot user ...


4

Solmeta sells two Geotaggers supporting orientation: http://www.solmeta.com/dede/pro.html Geotagger Pro: 3 axis electronic compass, output heading Geotagger N2: 2 axis electronic compass, output heading Some cameras have built in compass as well: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V / HX7V / HX100V RICOH G700SE Sony Alpha SLT-A55 Casio ...


4

Some hints: Actually, there aren't that many time zones in Central Europe. Most likely you won't be crossing multiple time zones that often. If you first import each time zone into a separate project, and then follow the instructions here, you should be fine. Any constant offset between photo time stamps and GPS time stamps is fine – indeed, Aperture ...


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I use gpicsync to tag photos with GPS coordinates from my Garmin 60Csx. I just clip the GPS to my belt while I'm shooting. When I get home, I copy the GPX file from the Garmin to my computer and run gpicsyc. It matches the time stamps in the GPS data to the time stamps in the photos and writes the coordinates into the photo metadata. Gpicsync is open ...


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I'm using a Holux M-241 and whole range of free software under Windows using Cygwin for Perl and Co. Adjusting time (if I forgot to synch camera/gps): ExifTool (multi-platform) or XnView (Windows) Downloading from device: BT747 (Java, writes to GPX or KML (latter for tracks in Google Earth)) Tagging the images: GPSphoto.pl (Perl, so Perl and ExifTool ...


4

I use OpenGPS Tracker. It is free and open source and doesn't steal your data. You can get it at the link, on Google's Appstore, or through FDroid. I then start tracking, it will ask for a name of the track, and at the end of the day/journey, I will stop tracking and then go on share. On clicking share, a tool comes up, where you can choose between KMZ ...


4

Jeffrey Friedl's Geocoding plugin is excellent. I have used it with Lightroom versions 3 and 4, but I believe it also works with version 2. It supports bulk reverse-Geocoding and one-by-one geocoding (it can also work with GPS tracks and it integrates with Google Earth, but it sounds like you don't need those features). It uses the Google Maps API to ...


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Map-A-Pic is an app that lets you geotag your locations, and create a searchable list of locations, along with multiple pictures, tags, etc. I think it does exactly what you need. It's available on iPhone and Android platforms. Disclaimer: I am the author of the app :)


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What you are looking for is software that does reverse geocoding. Googling around shows several packages that do it. Skyjuice is a package that claims to do it. But this question has lots more answers including the claim, unverified by me but verified in the comments below, that Lightroom 4 does it! That would be cool.


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You can do it from the Map module, by saying Map > Tracklog > Load Tracklog.... It's somewhat awkward because the map takes over most of your screen, forcing you to use the Filmstrip to select the photos the tracklog will get applied to. I've been using Jeffrey Friedl's Geoencoding Support plugin since Lightroom 2, and upgraded for Lightroom 4 because the ...


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Answering my own question on behalf of a friend who showed me Geotag. This is a Java software that can show you any number of pictures on a map in a browser winder. No need to upload anything, it fetches the maps from Google Maps and uses a local http server to display them. So, it is one possibility that matches what I am looking for. It can show the ...


3

My personal solution was to buy one of these: http://www.i-gotu.com/ I tried to find the cheapest thing I could, and this works! :D Adding details asked in comment: Battery life is approximately 30 hours. Recharges via proprietary-connector-to-usb-A cable, included. Comes with geotagging software, which I didn't use since it's Windows® only. There is ...


3

If you are shooting in the wilderness, then consider a dedicated GPS unit. Garmin devices are great (map format aside). I used GPSmap 60Cx with Sirf Star III chipset, and it was reliable and precise even in narrow mountain valleys/gorges. Garmin doesn't advertise which chipsets they use anymore, but you can find this information from the third parties. I ...


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I do not believe there is any automated way to do this on Windows. A lot of these kinds of things pop up on the mac first, as Apple has a huge team that works on their bundle of little iApps like iPhoto. It is a critical part of their platform, and fancy little tools like that help their bottom line. When it comes to the big dogs in the photo editing ...


3

Having done a lot of work (4000+waypoints) w/ separate camera + GPS on botanical surveys, after-the-fact correlation between a GPS waypoint and a camera picture is a pain. If you don't really care whether the spot in question is at point X or 100 feet away, it's not too hard. But otherwise, it is very easy to forget which waypoint goes with which picture ...



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