Digital camera with GPS capability

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by aniramca, Oct 23, 2007.


  1. More important what the **** do you do with the other data beyond the
    latitude and longitude? Nothing is what.

    The Spider
     
    The Spider Formally Seated Next To Little Miss Muf, Oct 23, 2007
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  2. aniramca

    ink Guest

    Is there anybody who has tried connecting a tomtom GPS to a (Nikon) digital
    camera? Is there any way to do that?

    Cheers,
    ink
     
    ink, Oct 24, 2007
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  3. aniramca

    Ron Hunter Guest

    I suppose the problem would be significant should one have a long
    telephoto lens, and being taking pictures from a mountaintop. I recall
    taking some nice shots of the mountains on Hawaii from the top of
    another mountain on Maui.... Quite a distance, but that adds another
    dimension to the needed numbers, altitude. sigh.
     
    Ron Hunter, Oct 24, 2007
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  4. aniramca

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Well, because many of us would like to later return to the scene, and
    can't recall WHERE it was, exactly. It also makes the story of your
    once-in-a-lifetime trip more interesting if you can tell WHERE the
    picture was taken so someone else can also go there.
    Not many people are organized enough to write down that information for
    every picture.
     
    Ron Hunter, Oct 24, 2007
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  5. aniramca

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Many of us DO use the EXIF information. Just because YOU don't doesn't
    make it useless for the rest of us.
     
    Ron Hunter, Oct 24, 2007
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  6. aniramca

    Mark Dunn Guest

    While we're getting picky, if he's talking about photographs of the ground
    from the air, those would be AIR photographs. A photograph of something in
    the air taken from something else in the air is an aerial photograph.
     
    Mark Dunn, Oct 24, 2007
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  7. aniramca

    MB Guest

    MB, Oct 24, 2007
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  8. aniramca

    MB Guest

    Isn't there some software available where you leave your GPS recording your
    track then download that when you get home, the software then links each
    image to the position by getting the date / time from EXIF - I think it was
    clever enough to allow for any error in the camera time setting.

    MB
     
    MB, Oct 24, 2007
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  9. aniramca

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, there is such software, and it will allow some correlation between
    the GPS and camera, after the fact, but it still won't help with camera
    direction, or altitude.
    I have never, personally, used my GPS tracking data, but it is there if
    I want it.
     
    Ron Hunter, Oct 25, 2007
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  10. Modern track logs do record altitude. You need a compass for direction
    so that is one thing you need to write down.

    Dale
     
    Dale DePriest, Oct 30, 2007
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  11. aniramca

    rakerman Guest

    There are a few options for geocoding photos: you can get a GPS logger
    and use separate software to match time-stamps in order to determine
    photo location, or you can get a bundle with the logger and software
    together. The altitude data I have gotten is pretty good - I've even
    used it on a plane and you can clearly see the takeoff and landing
    when visualised in Google Earth. (NOTE: Do not use Bluetooth on a
    plane without checking with the flight staff.) I've reviewed a number
    of GPS loggers, with and without photo mapping software included.
    Unfortunately very few loggers support the Mac. You can see a list of
    my reviews at

    http://scilib.typepad.com/techreviews/reviews-list.html

    -- Richard Akerman
     
    rakerman, Dec 18, 2007
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  12. aniramca

    cplai95014 Guest

    Google Earth can tie pictures with the geographic location of the
    shots. It would be nice if the camera itself records the GPS
    coordinates, the pointing directions, the angle of the shots into the
    digital picture. Is there any such product in the market?
     
    cplai95014, Jan 23, 2008
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  13. Gps only knows your heading (and only whilst moving), not your bearing. So
    what you want would require a built-in compass and inclinometer and
    presumably some sort of rangefinder (or tied to the autofocus). I suspect
    the cost of such a device would be prohibitive.

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    Google Earth can tie pictures with the geographic location of the
    shots. It would be nice if the camera itself records the GPS
    coordinates, the pointing directions, the angle of the shots into the
    digital picture. Is there any such product in the market?
     
    John Blessing, Jan 23, 2008
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  14. aniramca

    Pat Guest

    Yes, there are a few cameras on the market that record your GPS
    coordinates as well as direction and angle. They are used in real
    estate -- especially appraisals. You used to be able to buy a card
    that went into your CF slot which would record the image and the data,
    but I'm not sure that's still around. They are also used by GIS
    offices.

    If one were to find a good programmer, one could probably make it so
    that your camera phone recorded the GPS data, too.
     
    Pat, Jan 23, 2008
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  15. aniramca

    Ray Paseur Guest

    Google search: Camera with GPS. Top listing is a Sony product. There are
    many others. Here is one link with some discussion going back to 2000:
     
    Ray Paseur, Jan 23, 2008
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  16. aniramca

    Mike Coon Guest

    My digital compass cost only around ten pounds (and has other functions
    too). I believe some devices detect which way up they are being held to
    switch between portrait and landscape display. So those aspects are probably
    not expensive. But it all adds to power requirement too...

    Mike.
     
    Mike Coon, Jan 23, 2008
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  17. aniramca

    Ray Paseur Guest

    One of my colleagues suggests taking a photo of your GPS, then taking the
    photo of your subject. Low-tech but an elegant solution!
     
    Ray Paseur, Jan 25, 2008
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  18. aniramca

    L.D. Guest

    Some way I've missed the first part of this thread, so this might not be
    the proper re:

    If you have a waypoint that you are or want to navigate to, the gps
    knows your bearing and it knows it moving or not. You watch it, you get
    off course, the bearing will change. You are correct that it knows
    heading only while moving.
     
    L.D., Jan 25, 2008
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  19. And if you want the direction in which the camera is pointing as well
    as the location then include a compass in the photograph of the GPS.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Jan 25, 2008
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  20. Google Earth can tie pictures with the geographic location of the
    shots. It would be nice if the camera itself records the GPS
    coordinates, the pointing directions, the angle of the shots into the
    digital picture. Is there any such product in the market?


    GPS devices don't know where they are pointing, only in the direction they
    are actually moving.
    Mike.
     
    Mike of Wrexham, Jan 26, 2008
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