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What are the benefits of using GPS tagging?

I bought a separate GPS unit for my camera and use it extensively. Actually, I keep it pretty much permanently attached on the hot-shoe mount and have my pictures geo-tagged by default. I have a ...
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What is the use of a GPS unit for Nikon?

Is it just to record metadata on the image so you know where the photo was taken, like if you took a picture of a waterfall or something? Yup, that's pretty much it. The GPS unit can geotag your ...
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What are the benefits of using GPS tagging?

In addition to the points already mentioned, I would add: for posterity. I'm probably more curious than the average monkey, but there are family photos from when I was a kid (or earlier) that I wonder ...
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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

ExifTool could do this, but the use of negative coordinates might make it a two step procedure depending upon what tags you want to use. XMP gps tags will take negative coordinates, but EXIF gps tags ...
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When exactly is "GPSTimeStamp"?

Yes, it is the time at which the location was determined. That may be a second before the picture was taken, but it could be much more, if for example you are in a canyon and the GPS is unable to make ...
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How to use Google Location History to geotag photos?

The procedure I use is: Go to your Google Timeline Select day Click on gear icon, export this day in KML Convert the file to GPX (I use GPSBabel) gpsbabel -w -r -t -i kml -f history.kml -o gpx -F ...
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Remove GPS Location

In recent versions of Windows (Vista or newer), you can do this as standard. Right click on your photo, and click "Properties". On the properties window, select the "Details" tab. At the bottom of ...
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How to use GPS log from Nikon D5300?

You can visualize the GPS log on different places. For example Google Maps. Go to in My Maps New map. If you do not see Import you can add layer and there import GPS logs Import. There you can add ...
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How to update the A-GPS file on Nikon 5300?

It looks like the problem was that you created the NIKON folder inside the DCIM folder, rather than at the root of SD card's filesystem. From the section Updating the A-GPS File (D5300) at the A-GPS ...
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What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?

With regards to EXIF v2.31 (p49) time-zone integration (2016) and XMP time-zone guidelines (p34) it might make sense to look at this problem once more. Local time is important especially in the human-...
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How to use Google Location History to geotag photos?

Google Location History KML files may be downloaded from: Google Timeline, as RomeoNinov describes. The problem with these files is the timestamps and trackpoints are spread too far apart for some ...
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

Three options: For a single photo I use Pic2Map as an online solution or Photo GPS Extract as a software, which both utilize EXIF GPS information to map a photo. or For bulk photos, Canon has a ...
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Remove GPS Location

Windows Explorer, conversely to much advice, cannot fully clean GPS metadata, and sometimes cannot recognize it (e.g., pictures taken with a Windows Phone). I suggest you use exiftool, it's probably ...
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What are the benefits of using GPS tagging?

In my opinion, it's a niche feature for architecture and landscape photography – to keep precise track of where the photo was taken. And to be able coming back there again if necessary – it's pretty ...
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How accurate are the GPS coordinates in an exif from an Iphone photo and does the exif tag also provide the bearing?

GPS data varies wildly in accuracy depending on location. In big cities, GPS can be very inaccurate because of the urban valley effect and the resulting multipath interference. Often, the best ...
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"Record location data" gets switched off sometimes, why?

According to a blog post and associated comments at Built-in GPS in Nikon D5300, the Nikon D5300 internal GPS is turned off when it is connected to an external GPS, which may include your phone. If ...
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Suggestions for an easy way to add gps data to jpegs

You can use geotag software. This is java software and should run on your Mac machine. Load photos (drag and drop may work) In case of need you can adjust time/timezone of photos Then File->Load ...
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exiftool does not list GPS location from an iPhone

Are you checking the original image, or something that you've exported? if you've exported (it appears that you have based on the file location in your screenshots) note that you need to check the "...
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Does using GPS drain a camera's battery significantly?

Yes, having GPS turned on will drain the battery pretty quickly. This is true of any camera, not just the D5300. Not much you can do about it if you want your photos GPS tagged. If you turn GPS off, ...
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

I created a project recently that does exactly this, traverse your Google Photos and outputs a map (kml file). https://bitbucket.org/blackey02/city-log
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Find the image online based on location?

That would be quite difficult. The photographer would need to: Upload the photo to a public site (Website, flickr, instagram, etc...). If they just post it to their Facebook, you may need to be ...
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Image App GPS - how does it work

You are correct in assuming that is uses the time to match to the photos. The accuracy will be determined by how often you set the app to log your location, so if you need high accuracy without ...
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DIY Canon GPS Receiver with Arduino

I run an app on my phone that logs GPS positions and use the exif time stamps on the images to sync later on a PC with a script that writes the GPS coordinates to the image files.
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Canon 6D and GPS week roll over

The last row on your display indicates the camera doesn't have any satellite signal reception. Are you outside with a clear view of the sky? If you are outside with GPS enabled and have waited more ...
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What is the content of the ee file for nikon update on AGPS?

In a nutshell1 AGPS (Assisted/Augmented GPS) is a method to help a GPS device determine the position of the GPS satellites by supplying pre-computed data. The data itself changes in time due to the ...
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Exiftool GPS tagging from lat/long works partially but it's always missing a timezone (which I think is the reason it gets actual pos wrong)

I can't explain what is happening exactly with Flickr but I can help fix some of the details with the problem. You cannot set a timezone for the GPS time stamps (GPS:GPSDateStamp and GPS:GPSTimeStamp) ...
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Cannot read GPS position from photo

I've looked at your photograph and it really does seem like the GPS data is being zeroed out, i.e. stripped, from the image as it is being exported from your phone. If you can only see the image GPS ...
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

I have used http://www.photoplace.io. It loads your photos and it can create a kmz file for Google Earth, it was really easy.
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How can I record the zenith angle of camera within the metadata of a photo from smartphone (iphone)

The Theodolite iOS app stores the following information in the Image Description tag: Image Description : vert_angle_deg=87.6 / horiz_angle_deg=19.3 These values are (optionally) overlaid on the ...
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Does using GPS drain a camera's battery significantly?

If you want to keep the gps feature on you could always buy an extended battery. B&H Photography has one here . For 50 dollars it will probably bump up your battery life to higher than your d3100....
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