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Most efficient way to geotag photos?

Postby thexcat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:17 pm

I'm posting to see what systems people have in place to geotag their photos.

It is rather time consuming to go back and geotag photos after they've been taken.

Has anybody managed to combine their GPS tracks with photos? I'm sure this could be achieved via a perl script or something.

I have a GPS that records my tracks and if I could somehow use this data with my photo stats (time photo was taken) I could maybe automate the geotag process.

I'd imagine future camera generations will have GPS built-in, but who knows how long it will take for this technology to arrive...

Any suggestions/comments welcomed..
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Postby blazin » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Behold, the future has arrived:

Eye-Fi Geotagging Memory Cards
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Postby thexcat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:46 pm

blazin wrote:Behold, the future has arrived:

Eye-Fi Geotagging Memory Cards


This is cool, thanks for link. But I think it geotags via wifi. Therefore, no internet, no gps coords. Right? Which renders it useless if you are in the "great outdoors"!
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Postby blazin » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:05 pm

Unfortunately, yes. If you're out of network range, it won't work. That makes for rather limited backcountry usefulness, but hopefully GPS-enable memory cards aren't far behind. Maybe this article (link) will be more useful.
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Postby thexcat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:15 pm

blazin wrote:Unfortunately, yes. If you're out of network range, it won't work. That makes for rather limited backcountry usefulness, but hopefully GPS-enable memory cards aren't far behind. Maybe this article (link) will be more useful.


Good link! From one of the comments.. looks like google created a program that will do what I'm looking for:

http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/
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Postby Day Hiker » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:39 pm

My GPS and camera are separate devices, so I wrote a Visual Basic script to correlate the photo's time stamp with GPS location. To be nit-picky, instead of just using the closest GPS trackpoint timestamp, I interpolated the position when the photo's timestamp is between two trackpoints in time.
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