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Feb 11, 2019 16:11:40   #
ClarkG
 
I need to GeoTag some photos on an upcoming trip & I'll be using an older Canon that does NOT have GPS on it.

I learned that with my iPhone I can download a free GPS App (GPS Stone) that will create a GPS log of where I travel. This file (.gpx) can then become part of my photos thru the use of software and then will plot them on a map. How cool!

I know that Lightroom will do this but I do not own Lightroom anymore. I also know that there's a great program called GPSPhotoLinker that will do this, BUT it is for the MAC only.

Does anyone know of an equivalent software program like GPSPhotoLinker but for Windows? I'm running Windows 7 Pro.

Thanks!

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Feb 11, 2019 16:16:44   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
If you can't find anything, If your phone GEO tags images, you could simply take a shot where you are with the phone. That's what I do. Then I match the area and look at the GEO tag in the phone image metadata.

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Feb 11, 2019 16:20:59   #
ClarkG
 
Well, that might work, but I'll be shooting hundreds of shots and that could become too time consuming? Good thought, though!

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Feb 11, 2019 16:26:02   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
ClarkG wrote:
Well, that might work, but I'll be shooting hundreds of shots and that could become too time consuming? Good thought, though!

If many are at each location, you're covered.
Maybe take an image of the location with the phone when you arrive at each location, and the same shot with the DSLR. Do this for each location upon arrival and you'll have matching markers for when the location changes in the set of DSLR images.

EDIT:
If the location is non-descrip, take a shot of an index card with the name of the location with each camera.
Card can simply say "Location 1", 2, ... You'll have the GEOtag for each location in the cell shot.

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Feb 12, 2019 06:50:05   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Before I purchased a GP-1 for my Nikon, I used a handheld Garmin GPS unit to chart where I was taking photographs. Since this was somewhat work-related, I eventually purchased the GPS unit for the camera. It would seem to me that re-acquainting yourself with LR would be the most straightforward solution to the problem.
--Bob

ClarkG wrote:
I need to GeoTag some photos on an upcoming trip & I'll be using an older Canon that does NOT have GPS on it.

I learned that with my iPhone I can download a free GPS App (GPS Stone) that will create a GPS log of where I travel. This file (.gpx) can then become part of my photos thru the use of software and then will plot them on a map. How cool!

I know that Lightroom will do this but I do not own Lightroom anymore. I also know that there's a great program called GPSPhotoLinker that will do this, BUT it is for the MAC only.

Does anyone know of an equivalent software program like GPSPhotoLinker but for Windows? I'm running Windows 7 Pro.

Thanks!
I need to GeoTag some photos on an upcoming trip &... (show quote)

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Feb 12, 2019 07:41:50   #
JimDD (new user)
 
Try GPicSync (Google the name to get the source.) It is very powerful (and free), but as a result is a bit complicated. Once you crack the code, it works well. (The only problems I have with it is to remember to start logging and to make sure my camera clock is synchronized.)
Enjoy!
Jim

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Feb 12, 2019 08:04:36   #
george19
 
I purchased a GPS logger (not a tracker, the key indicator will be that you don’t need a subscription), about the size of a matchbox or so. You can download the app to your PC, and then download in 4 formats, only 2 I find useful. You can press a button on the device to record a specific location, or look at the csv, updated about every 5 seconds.

I use UTC time on both the device and the camera, in case I am traveling out of time zone.

I save the logger output files with my photos.

About $70

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Feb 12, 2019 08:56:03   #
sodapop
 
I bought a small unit under $50,from B&H that attaches to my D 3200 and adds the lat/long to the metadata as the phot is taken..When I down load it to Lightroom Classic, it automatically puts it on a google map. you can then click on the icon on the map in the map module and see the photo. Very easy. The name of the unit "precision design gp-1 gps geotag unit for Nikon DSLR". Oh, but you must have the dreaded $9.99/month subscription to Lightroom Classic..

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Feb 12, 2019 09:23:12   #
bsprague (a regular here)
 
This does not help the OP because he is looking for a simple program to add GPS locations to the metadata of image files and does not want to use Lightroom.

The Olympus TG-5 is a fun, capable "tough" camera. One of its features is a built in GPS data logger. It can be turn on even if you are not taking pictures. If on, there will be a log file recorded to the SD card. With Lightroom Classic that log can be use to tag location on image files based on time.

The TG-5 also has a compass and flashlight to help keep you from getting lost!

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Feb 12, 2019 09:31:11   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
Using the suggestion above of taking one photo in each location with the phone in conjunction with PS Elements should work. Elements is inexpensive with no subscription required. It can identify some locations. Otherwise one the phone pix is on the map you can drag the other images to it.

https://helpx.adobe.com/elements-organizer/using/adding-places.html

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Feb 12, 2019 10:43:34   #
bthomas42
 
The program I use is "Picture Information Extractor" it uses the GPS info in the exif data to palce the location on a map.

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Feb 12, 2019 10:50:23   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
bthomas42 wrote:
The program I use is "Picture Information Extractor" it uses the GPS info in the exif data to palce the location on a map.

Good if the camera records the GPS info. If his camera doesn't have GPS capability, the information will be blank. Unless you are talking about a phone (with GPS tagging enabled) picture.

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Feb 12, 2019 10:52:13   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
bthomas42 wrote:
The program I use is "Picture Information Extractor" it uses the GPS info in the exif data to palce the location on a map.


Even though his camera is not GPS capable????


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Feb 12, 2019 11:42:53   #
tlmly
 
Try GeoSetter. https://www.geosetter.de/en/main-en/

Its free and fairly robust. I used it for years until I found a LR add-in that made the Lightroom geo-tagging function useful.

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Feb 12, 2019 12:20:40   #
rcarol (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Before I purchased a GP-1 for my Nikon, I used a handheld Garmin GPS unit to chart where I was taking photographs. Since this was somewhat work-related, I eventually purchased the GPS unit for the camera. It would seem to me that re-acquainting yourself with LR would be the most straightforward solution to the problem.
--Bob


I'm confused and I turn to you to provide me with the most informed answer. For the OP to GeoTag with his computer wouldn't he need to have an embedded GPS? I know that computers can pick up approximate location from the internet but he won't have access to the internet when he's out in the field. What am I missing Bob?

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