getting GPS data into your photos, some information….


FYI For archaeological record keeping a photo with GPS information in the digitla EXIF data* would be of benefit.

Pentax sells the Optio WG-2 with GPS functionality built in (http://pentaxcanada.ca/en/digital_compact/optiowg2gps/).

Nikon has a separate GPS module that can be attached to their DSLR cameras (cost $249).

http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00a9YH  is the link to a discussion thread over on a high quality technical group devoted to photography, photo.net.  The thread offers various opinions on ways to get GPS data added to your photos.  I have found photo.net to be a credible source of technical photographic information in the past on various topics both digital and film.

If you want to enlarge your knowledge on this topic check out the thread.  You can also easily ask a question on photo.net forums. However it is an internet source and is not one hundred percent reliable.

* xchangeable image file format (Exif) is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras (including smartphones), scanners and other systems handling image and sound files recorded by digital cameras. wikipedia

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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