I used this method and it worked well.

I compared an iPad and a P&S Olympus GPS - I made me realize we need good
quality GPS.


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Jacob Hadle <jjha...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you all for the helpful replies.  This gives me a lot to work with.
> It seems that acquiring GPS coordinates should not be that difficult to
> obtain on site, but we would prefer the accuracy to be <20m from were the
> picture was taken.  Even course geo-references would be valuable as well.
> I have one more small question to ask: for those of you who have used P&S
> cameras with built-in GPS units, were you able to view the lat/long in the
> display view right after you took the picture?  Also, is it possible to
> convert among different geo-coordinate systems (i.e. degrees minutes
> seconds to decimal degree, etc.) in the settings view of some cameras?
> Thank you,
> Jacob
> On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Jacob Hadle <jjha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot
> > digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired
> > this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and
> > dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture
> > of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude
> > coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that
> > geotags each picture would seem to work well.
> >
> > The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much
> > how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick
> > up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and
> > calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera
> > would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little
> > information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS
> > units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh
> > G700 SE-M.
> >
> > If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units
> > in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.
> >
> > Most grateful,
> >
> > Jacob
> >
> >

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