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tuna
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« on: October 01, 2007, 09:52:57 AM »
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Hi all,

I have a 5D and I am looking to attach a GPS unit to this to record the exact GPS coordinates of my photo's.   I am thinking this is not possible with this camera but I thought I would ask the experts--any of you doing somethine like this with a Canon?

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 10:07:16 AM »
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You can get a nikon unit, don't know about canon. Have a look at http://www.stockholmviews.com/diyphotogear/nikon_mc-35.html

Ok, the new wireless transmitter (don't know if it will work with a 5D):

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Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A**
The new accessory dedicated Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A allows wireless transfer and backup, as well as remote control of the camera in Live View mode. The new transmitter is much smaller and lighter than its predecessor and more affordable as well. The WFT-E2A has many useful capabilities besides wireless transmission of digital photos. In addition to supporting the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR's Remote Live View functions, it can also be connected to various Hi-Speed USB 2.0 external storage devices such as high-capacity hard drives or convenient flash drives with much larger storage capacity than the memory cards in the camera, for instant backup as images are captured. Whats more, the WFT-E2A can be connected to portable GPS devices to record GPS information (longitude, latitude, altitude, UTC) which is added to file metadata and displayed on the camera's LCD screen below the histogram.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 10:43:46 AM »
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You can get a nikon unit, don't know about canon. Have a look at http://www.stockholmviews.com/diyphotogear/nikon_mc-35.html

Ok, the new wireless transmitter (don't know if it will work with a 5D):
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Thanks, I'll check itout!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 10:55:51 AM »
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Thanks, I'll check itout!
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Wow, a cool grand for that setup, no thanks.  

It really shouldn't be this difficult/expensive to get GPS info on your exif files
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 02:01:19 PM »
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You can use just about any GPS and digital camera to geotag images. The most common workflow, with today's technology, is to sync the built-in clocks of the GPS unit and the camera and then simply turn on the GPS while you're shooting. Afterwards, you can use any one of the numerous software programs available to match the tracklog of the GPS (containing coordinates at periodic time intervals) to the exif data of the images.

Currently, I use a Garmin eTrex Vista Cx, Canon 30D and RoboGeo software.

BTW, in case you haven't seen it yet, if you have lat/long in your metadata, Adobe Lightroom has a direct link from the metadata browser to Google Maps. Click the button and a browser opens with Google Maps displaying the location of your image.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007, 02:25:25 PM »
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I'm using the Wintec WBT-201 / G-Rays II for data logging together with the program Time machine X to write the GPS data into the EXIF data of the jpg images (~ 95 US$).
http://www.wintec.com.tw/en/product_detail.php?pro_id=65


Other programs to write GPS data into EXIF

OziPhotoTool, shareware:
Workflow for Canon RAW (.CR2) Files
http://www.oziphototool.com/smf/index.php?topic=124.0

GPicSync, open source
Automatically geocode pictures from your camera and a GPS track log.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpicsync/
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 04:30:27 PM »
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I'm using the Wintec WBT-201 / G-Rays II for data logging together with the program Time machine X to write the GPS data into the EXIF data of the jpg images (~ 95 US$).
http://www.wintec.com.tw/en/product_detail.php?pro_id=65
Other programs to write GPS data into EXIF

OziPhotoTool, shareware:
Workflow for Canon RAW (.CR2) Files
http://www.oziphototool.com/smf/index.php?topic=124.0

GPicSync, open source
Automatically geocode pictures from your camera and a GPS track log.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpicsync/
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Thomas and SBA,

Thanks SO MUCH for the info--I thought I was outta luck on this.  It makes perfect sense to just link to geocodes on the exif via the the timestamps.  

SBA, how do you like the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx??  I was actually the eTrex line for hiking, bakpacking, etc.  

Thanks again.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 05:25:59 PM »
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SBA, how do you like the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx??  I was actually the eTrex line for hiking, bakpacking, etc. 
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I've had the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx for over a year now, and I like it a lot - accurate with good signal lock, reliable, and very durable. Most of my photo trips involve hiking and/or backpacking overnight. And although the Garmin maps are not the best, I've found them adequate in most areas.

Definitely do some research before buying a GPS (the [a href=\"http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=11]Groundspeak Forums[/url] are a good resource).

And feel free to check out some of my more recent travelogues/trip reports, with which I include Google Earth KMZ files from geotagged images (created with RoboGeo).
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