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Offline TonyField

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GPS imports
« on: January 28, 2007, 05:26:08 PM »
Various GPS devices can export information in "standard formats".  It would be useful if Photo Mechanic could import GPS information into the exif or IPTC information based upon the "image taken time" and the "gps recording time".  Obviously the import would be based upon a differential time set by the user.  For example, import the GPS location if the GPS clock is within 7 minutes of the image clocks time.

This would be useful for many functions such as a scenic photographer shooting on a multi-day expedition, a documentary photographer photographing a farming community, a PJ documenting the war, etc, etc.

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 05:42:42 PM »
Various GPS devices can export information in "standard formats".  It would be useful if Photo Mechanic could import GPS information into the exif or IPTC information based upon the "image taken time" and the "gps recording time".  Obviously the import would be based upon a differential time set by the user.  For example, import the GPS location if the GPS clock is within 7 minutes of the image clocks time.

This would be useful for many functions such as a scenic photographer shooting on a multi-day expedition, a documentary photographer photographing a farming community, a PJ documenting the war, etc, etc.

Is there a port on your camera so you can plug your GPS into it?  Cameras that support this feature record the GPS data directly into the photos as they are saved to the card.

Failing that, I can see how your request would be useful so I'll add it to the wish list.

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 07:29:19 PM »
Kirk

Appreciate your willingness to accommodate the GPS data.
We use the Nikon D200 but the initial investment for the Cable etc. is a wee bit pricey (at least for the moment)...we do have a Garmin E-Trekker that we use to record our position while taking most of our pictures....at the moment we have a separate database to store this data but it would be great to enter the Date/Lat/Long/Altitude directly into the file using PM

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 05:07:48 AM »
It'd be great if PhotoMechanic could read embedded GPS data from a photo, and provide a link to the location in Google Maps. What would be really cool would be if it could then write the location info from Google Maps into the appropriate fields in IPTC  :)

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 01:39:15 PM »
On the Mac, I use excellent software called HoudahGeo (http://www.houdah.com/houdahGeo/) that will encode the files based on date/time stamp in the photo and the import of the GPS data. I can't recommend it highly enough. It works perfectly with my Forerunner 305 watch and any digital camera (I use a few including 30D, SD700IS 5D). That values that get set area able to be used inside PhotoMechanic. Now if PhotoMechanic would just link the photos to GoogleEarth (see my post - http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=1424.0).

While I'm thrilled with HoudahGeo, it would be a good feature for PhotoMechanic.

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 02:20:20 AM »
Is there a port on your camera so you can plug your GPS into it?  Cameras that support this feature record the GPS data directly into the photos as they are saved to the card.

Failing that, I can see how your request would be useful so I'll add it to the wish list.

-Kirk


Even if I would have a port on the camera for a GPS device it would be more troubble connencting them and work with a camera more than necessary cables spreading around.

There are such solutions like http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/ to add the GPS info later and it seems me more effective since we usually ingest, rename, tag, etc our photos.

The newer versions of Breeze product support these GPS applications and they can generate nice mapped galeries. However I like PM far more than Breeze and would really hate to buy and use Breeze only for things like this.
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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 01:45:31 PM »
Here are a few links relevant to the conversation.

Mac Geotagging tool reviews:
http://www.trick77.com/2008/07/19/review-geotagging-software-tool-comparison-mac/

Mac Tools:

GPSPhotoLinker
http://oregonstate.edu/~earlyj/gpsphotolinker/download.php

GPSBabel  (for translating between GPS track log formats)
http://www.gpsbabel.org/

PhotoGPSEditor
http://www.mmisoftware.co.uk/pages/photogpseditor.php
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 01:50:29 PM by nevetsokyeron »

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Re: GPS imports
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 12:39:42 AM »
Try this link for those using the PC

http://www.geosetter.de/en/

It allows you to located the picture on a map or embed the map location in the picture, will work with GPS log files and allows you to create zones to standardise the Lat/Long readings or simply find all photo's in that zone.

It is also Freeware!!