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Geotagging with Zonetag and Bluetooth GPS

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A few weeks ago Flickr introduced mapping features which enable users to easily ‘geotag’ their photos. Tom Coates wrote up a nice tutorial on how to automatically geotag photos with your phone.

From the article on Plasticbag.org:

But what if there was a way to automatically geotag your photos as you were taking them and with an accuracy of a few metres? What if the same tool also let you upload your photos while you were walking around town and could also provide you with good privacy options and tag suggestions? When you spotted a nice bit of graffiti or a book about superheroes, you’d be able to take a picture on the spot and have people in the area see it on the map within moments.

Tom Coates' geotagged Flickr photo
A geotagged photo on Tom Coates’ Flickr

Yes indeed that is cool! A reader also mentions you can use a GPS device to geotag pictures made with a regular digital camera with GPSTagr.

  • Tom

    Speaking about “geotagging”: do you know locr?

    locr offers the ideal solution and makes geotagging exceptionally easy. locr uses GoogleMaps with detailed maps and high-resolution satellite images. To geotag your photos just enter address, let locr search, fine-tune the marker, accept position, and done! If you don’t know the exact address simply use drag&drop to set the position.

    For automatic geotagging you need a datalog GPS receiver in additon to your digital camera. The GPS receiver data and the digital camera data is then automatically linked together by the locr software. All information will be written into the EXIF header.

    Use the “Show in Google Earth” button to view your photos in Google Earth.

    With locr you can upload photos with GPS information in them without any further settings. In the standard view, locr shows the photo itself, plus the place it was taken. If you want to know more about the place where the photo was taken, just have at look at the Wikipedia articles which are also automatically assigned to the picture.

    Have a look at http://www.locr.com.

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