Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-06 Thread Elin Pierce
Hi Jacob, Just one last tip you might be interested in. The current iPhones have very good built-in GPS capability, less than 8m. I used this to do surveys of birds, and I took photos at each sighting. The extended info for the photos will show Lat-Long for each — and also altitude! Here is a

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-05 Thread E Johansson
I used this method and it worked well. http://tjhouston.com/2013/01/exporting-gps-data-from-a-folder-of-images-and-writing-to-a-text-file/ I compared an iPad and a PS Olympus GPS - I made me realize we need good quality GPS. Eva On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Jacob Hadle jjha...@gmail.com

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras (2)

2015-05-04 Thread Martin Obrist
Jacob I own a Canon Powershot S100 camera with built in GPS. I think it is not available anymore, but I assume the newer cameras have similar systems built in, Picture quality is excellent, setting options too. GPS accuracy is quite good (few meters, if I compare locations on GIS), once the

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread karen golinski
Hi Jacob, If you normally use a Garmin GPS, you can geotag your photos using the Garmin Basecamp program. Just make sure your camera and GPS unit are set to the same date/ timezone/ time, and enable the tracking function on your GPS. Check out the instructions on this page:

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Erin Frolli
Hello Jacob, On the flip side to having the most expensive/best camera, you can always use your phone. There are lots of apps out there that allow you to take GPS tracks/way points/even photos and create maps via google earth or other GPS programs. And most of them are free. One of my favorites

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Peter Morrison
We have used quite a variety of GPS equipped cameras for the last 5 years and the results have been quite mixed. Most of the cameras have been point and shoot Nikons (P6000, P510, P520, AW100, etc.) and two Panasonics. Also tried Nikon's GPS1 plug-in GPS on a DSLR and the relatively new D5300

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Peter Morrison
Jacob, Yes with the cameras I have used, you can view the lat/long when you preview the photo - as long as you are showing all the photo information. And 2nd, I don't think you have the option to convert between formats. Peter -Original Message- From: Ecological Society of America:

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Jacob Hadle
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

[ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-03 Thread Jacob Hadle
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

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-03 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Remember that you GPS signal is going to be affected by many things other than the internal electronics. Things like over-story, cloud cover, position of the satelites will all influence the data. This is why when people are doing stuff that requires solid datasets, they will place down the GPS