[Digikam-users] Need photograph files including GPS informations...

Thorsten Schnebeck thorsten.schnebeck at gmx.net
Wed Mar 8 09:54:55 CET 2006


Am Dienstag, 7. März 2006 21:22 schrieb Gilles Caulier:
> Le Mardi 7 Mars 2006 09:35, Christoph Knauer a écrit :
> > Hi Gilles,
> >
> > Cameras with GPS might be not very often, and not in
> > consumer/prosumer-areas like us but more in the highend-systems, so I
> > think it would be really difficult to get "real" gps-photographs :-)
> >
> > Christoph
> >
> > Am Montag, 6. März 2006 20:12 schrieb Gilles Caulier:
> > > Le Lundi 6 Mars 2006 19:02, Christoph Knauer a écrit :
> > >
> > > of course, i can do it using ExifTool, but it's better to have a file
> > > tagged dirrectly by a camera or another photo management software...
> > >
> > > Gilles
>
> I have seen to the web that any pro-camera can be connected to GPS device.
> Another recent camera have a GPS embeded.

What cameras do you know about this? I know that Nikon has a GPS module for 
their pro cams and there are some PDA/Smartphones and some specialists like 
RICOH Caplio Pro G3 where you can plug in a CF-GPS-card. Today the normal 
method I know to combine GPS and EXIF are GPS tracklog files - a simple 
textfile containing date, time and positions from an external GPS receiver. 
There are some programs reading the tracklog file comparing date/time 
informations to EXIF date and time and then integrating the positions into 
the EXIF.

:-)
Then you take your EXIF pics use a digiKam modules like Vasco da Gama for 
Windows 
http://www.schnittpunkt.de/Systemhaus/software/Vasco_da_Gama.htm
and create nice walk-along animations for your photo presentation movies.
:-)

Bye

  Thorsten



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