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Old August 26th 04, 12:24 PM
Joseph Meehan
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Digital Photo wrote:
I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any

of
you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?


I had to go check, but my Magellan GPS 315 does record the date and time
for waypoints. It makes sense since it has to know the exact date and time
to determine the location. It is not on all the displays however. I had to
look to find it.

I have found some interesting uses for it. For example my girlfriend is
into genealogy and I am able to not only find small graveyards on old maps
that are now in the back 40 of some farmer's fields, but I am able to then
mark the exact spot of a specific stone so the location can be found later.
The time and date was has not been all that important, but now, I know I can
mark and photograph a item and not bother making up a name or writing down
information at that time because, I can figure it out later by using the
time on the GPS and Photo.

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Old August 26th 04, 02:50 PM
Tom S.
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As others have said, recording the time is a standard feature on GPS
units.

On a bike trip in the Rockies, it was quite easy to determine the
location of photographs after the trip by comparing the time of the
photo with the track log from my Garmin Etrex Vista (a very nice unit
for hiking or biking). I posted the coordinates of each picture on my
website, along with a map showing the location. See
http://www.scotland-stewart.com/SanJ...sjsphotos.html

Tom

"Digital Photo" wrote in message . com...
I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any of
you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?

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Old August 26th 04, 05:44 PM
Ron Hunter
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Joseph Meehan wrote:

Digital Photo wrote:

I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any


of

you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?



I had to go check, but my Magellan GPS 315 does record the date and time
for waypoints. It makes sense since it has to know the exact date and time
to determine the location. It is not on all the displays however. I had to
look to find it.

I have found some interesting uses for it. For example my girlfriend is
into genealogy and I am able to not only find small graveyards on old maps
that are now in the back 40 of some farmer's fields, but I am able to then
mark the exact spot of a specific stone so the location can be found later.
The time and date was has not been all that important, but now, I know I can
mark and photograph a item and not bother making up a name or writing down
information at that time because, I can figure it out later by using the
time on the GPS and Photo.

Just make SURE you sychronize the camera time to the GPS before you go
out as the clocks in most cameras aren't all that accurate while that in
the GPS is set by the atomic clock in the GPS satellite.
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Old August 26th 04, 05:44 PM
Ron Hunter
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Joseph Meehan wrote:

Digital Photo wrote:

I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any


of

you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?



I had to go check, but my Magellan GPS 315 does record the date and time
for waypoints. It makes sense since it has to know the exact date and time
to determine the location. It is not on all the displays however. I had to
look to find it.

I have found some interesting uses for it. For example my girlfriend is
into genealogy and I am able to not only find small graveyards on old maps
that are now in the back 40 of some farmer's fields, but I am able to then
mark the exact spot of a specific stone so the location can be found later.
The time and date was has not been all that important, but now, I know I can
mark and photograph a item and not bother making up a name or writing down
information at that time because, I can figure it out later by using the
time on the GPS and Photo.

Just make SURE you sychronize the camera time to the GPS before you go
out as the clocks in most cameras aren't all that accurate while that in
the GPS is set by the atomic clock in the GPS satellite.
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Old August 26th 04, 06:47 PM
Arty Facting
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Hi

I don't know if you know so I'll mention it anyway

Most GPS units have a measurement accuracy or inaccuracy.

It would be fine if it was consistent day-in & day-out, but it is not

It varies with signal and satellite availability and also with weather
conditions.

The reason I mention this is because you may return to bang the same co-ords
as on the GPS and be up to 30 yards from what you wanted to find. That
being said & writ GPS units are mega-phun!

As some posters have writ already the GPS clock (once it has settled down in
location) is v v v accurate This is the best to way to set your camera
clock.

Now a combo GPS & camera? Sheesh - that is a thought!

I believe MS set a researcher out with GPS and camera - I wonder what
happened to the project?

Arty Arty Artio

"Digital Photo" wrote in message
om...
I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any

of
you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?




  #16  
Old August 26th 04, 06:47 PM
Arty Facting
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Hi

I don't know if you know so I'll mention it anyway

Most GPS units have a measurement accuracy or inaccuracy.

It would be fine if it was consistent day-in & day-out, but it is not

It varies with signal and satellite availability and also with weather
conditions.

The reason I mention this is because you may return to bang the same co-ords
as on the GPS and be up to 30 yards from what you wanted to find. That
being said & writ GPS units are mega-phun!

As some posters have writ already the GPS clock (once it has settled down in
location) is v v v accurate This is the best to way to set your camera
clock.

Now a combo GPS & camera? Sheesh - that is a thought!

I believe MS set a researcher out with GPS and camera - I wonder what
happened to the project?

Arty Arty Artio

"Digital Photo" wrote in message
om...
I want to use a GPS to record the location where I took a picture. Do any

of
you know of one that records the location, and time when the waypoint is
marked?




  #17  
Old August 26th 04, 06:51 PM
John McWilliams
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Ron Hunter wrote:

time on the GPS and Photo.

Just make SURE you sychronize the camera time to the GPS before you go
out as the clocks in most cameras aren't all that accurate while that in
the GPS is set by the atomic clock in the GPS satellite.


Ah, one more reason for occasionally downloading pix from the camera vs.
a card reader; some cameras auto synch to the time of the computer,
which in the case of at least Macs running osX, themselves auto-synch to
atomic clocks.

--
John McWilliams
  #18  
Old August 26th 04, 06:51 PM
John McWilliams
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Ron Hunter wrote:

time on the GPS and Photo.

Just make SURE you sychronize the camera time to the GPS before you go
out as the clocks in most cameras aren't all that accurate while that in
the GPS is set by the atomic clock in the GPS satellite.


Ah, one more reason for occasionally downloading pix from the camera vs.
a card reader; some cameras auto synch to the time of the computer,
which in the case of at least Macs running osX, themselves auto-synch to
atomic clocks.

--
John McWilliams
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Old August 26th 04, 08:29 PM
Mxsmanic
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John McWilliams writes:

... which in the case of at least Macs running osX, themselves auto-synch to
atomic clocks.


Macs are furnished with atomic clocks?

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Old August 26th 04, 08:29 PM
Mxsmanic
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John McWilliams writes:

... which in the case of at least Macs running osX, themselves auto-synch to
atomic clocks.


Macs are furnished with atomic clocks?

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