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By: Site 3  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pictures

interest based classes « Site 3 coLaboratory

Do you like to travel? Do you like to take pictures? Do you like to do both at the same time and want to know what was taken, when and where? If yes, then you should take this course.

Geotagging is the act of inserting the location the picture was taken inside the meta data of the picture. Now you’ll know exactly where all those amazing photos were taken the last time you went hiking, or on vacation, or just walking around town.

High end dSLR cameras have GPS accessories that will automatically insert co-ordinates into pictures. Those accessories cost several hundred dollars and a good dSLR is not a casual purchase.  This course will teach you how to combine any digital camera, an ordinary GPS receiver, and a computer to achieve the same thing. The first half of this course will be a short walk around the neighbourhood to take sample pictures. In the second part you’ll learn how to tag the pictures you took, most importantly you’ll learn to do this in an automated fashion, so that tagging one picture is as easy as tagging hundreds.

By the end of the course you’ll know how to:

  • Manually insert longitude and latitude into pictures you’ve taken
  • Upload GPS tracks from your receiver to your computer
  • Display those tracks on a map to see an exact route of where you’ve been
  • Combine the tracks with the pictures you took to create geotagged photos
  • Export those pictures to programs like Google Earth

For this class you will need:

  • a digital camera
  • a hand held GPS receiver (with the accompanying cables)
  • a laptop
  • freely available software (preferably downloaded before class)

(If you do not have a GPS receiver the teacher will provide you with a track log from theirs, if you can’t bring a laptop you’ll be walked through how to do these things on a desktop.)

Course fee: $35
Course length: One class lasting 2 – 3h
Class size: 3 – 10 students
Scheduling: On demand, please contact marc.reevenewson(AT)gmail(DOT)com to arrange times.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Pictures

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