Items tagged with geotagging

It's sort of amazing that in 2010, we still have just one major choice when it comes to Wi-Fi enabled SD/SDHC cards. Evidently Eye-Fi has the market locked down, but considering the glowing reviews that people generally give these cards, we guess there's little room to grumble. Today, the company is catering to one specific market in order to launch their newest card, and yes, we're talking about the Apple crowd. With Apple removing the ExpressCard slot from many of their machines and instead placing an SD card slot there, this makes perfect sense. But if you're a PC fanatic, and you want this card, you'll have to venture into evil areas in order to grab one. The Apple-exclusive Geo X2 card has... Read more...
Geotagging is a technology that has grown in popularity recently, with many new cameras and camcorders boasting integrated GPS chips that can "tag" photos and videos with GPS coordinates of the location at which a given shot or clip was taken. Jobo, a company best known for their bendable, flexible camera tripod mounts, has just released a new pair of GPS receivers for cameras. The geotagging PhotoGPS 2 and PhotoGPS 4 both fit into the hot shoe of a DSLR, and both enable your GPS-less camera to tag photos in order to help you remember where you took a given photograph or movie clip. For those who travel a lot or vacation in faraway places, this functionality is a real boon. The photoGPS 2 stores... Read more...
For those with cameras that use Secure Digital cards, all that's needed to add geotagging support is an Eye-Fi Geo card. But for everyone else, there's the PhotoTrackr Mini. The original PhotoTrackr was released back in 2007, and while it also added geotagging support to any camera whatsoever, this new version is way, way smaller and easier to tote around to various shooting spots. Equipped with an internal GPS chip, the PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is both smaller and faster than the original. Rather than just shrinking down, GiSTEQ also added two huge new features: Mac support and compatibility for RAW files. Given that quite a few pro photographers shoot in RAW and edit on their Mac, we'd say this... Read more...
Samsung unveiled three new compact digital cameras designed with social networking in mind. The new TL225 and TL220 are DualView cameras that have two LCDs—one on the front of the camera and another on the back. Samsung’s new CL65 provides numerous means of connectivity, offering geotagging, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Samsung DualView Cameras: TL225 & TL220 With the growing popularity of social networking, many more people are taking self portraits. By adding a 1.5-inch LCD on the front of the TL225 and the TL220, Samsung is making it even easier for users to turn the camera on themselves and capture an excellent profile picture. The cameras also incorporate Samsung’s new... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company responsible for bringing wireless digital image uploads to the masses, is introducing an all new Secure Digital (SD) card today that adds one more feature that photogs are sure to love: geotagging. The appropriately named Eye-Fi Geo is a 2GB SD card that slides into any digital camera that accepts SD cards. In simple terms, it stores photos and gives users the ability to upload them directly to the web when they're near a Wi-Fi HotSpot. The Eye-Fi Geo adds in geotagging, meaning that viewers will see exactly where the photo was taken once it hits the Internet.Unfortunately, the availability of the card is somewhat limited. Eye-Fi has decided to market and sell this one solely... Read more...
As it stands right now, the GPS capabilities of the iPhone can only be used by active applications. This prohibits the iPhone from being used as a geotagging assistant or tracking device. However, Apple may be working on functionality for the iPhone that can track your location in the background. A hint that this functionality may be in the works comes from iPhoto ’09, which shows traces of being able to associate such GPS log data with photos. By logging your location in the background, the iPhone could provide geotagging information that could be associated with pictures taken with a different camera. Alternatively, the information could be used to show a map of your travels.  Sources... Read more...