geocaching, photos and geotagging

thanks to a blog from a fellow kiwi today i figured out a really easy way to geotag my photos …

I read this then went to Maria’s site and read her information.

I have a Nokia 6121c – no GPS but the photo EXIF records the time the photos were taken.

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I also have a Garmin GPS60 handheld GPSr that I use for geocaching.

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Strangely I had just got back from geocaching and had taken a couple of photos so decided to see if I could use the phone & GPSr & software to geotag my photos.

I downloaded “Loadmytracks” and “GPSPhotoLinker” both free programs for the Mac.

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“Load my tracks” connects via USB to the GPSr and downloads any tracks and saves them as gpx files.

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“GPSPhotoLinker” marries the track and the photos by time stamp – remarkably well.

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iPhoto09 isn’t recognising the geotags but if I use my standalone flickr uploader the geotags are visible in Flickr. When I view the photos in Preview on my mac the geotags are noted.

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the flickr map shows a relatively accurate position

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and the meta data shows the gps location

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Picasa does a fantastic job of recognising the geotag online too:

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thanks Miraz for the very good idea!