Android GPS App

 

I'd like to add GPS coordinates to photos taken with my DSLR camera. My camera doesn't have GPS receiver. I'm thinking that if there's an Android app I can use to track my whereabouts at every second, I can get geotags from the app and add it into the photos EXIF manually.

I edit all my vacation photos so I have no problem using Photoshop to manually add geotags into them. I just need an app that can tell me where I am at the time the picture was taken.

Does anyone have any suggestion? It has to be Android app. I've never owned an iPhone in my life.

Use your nuvi?

If you still have your nuvi 760, you can use the trip log from it. Use the time stamp on your photo to match the time on the trip log, then pick out the coordinates from that entry in the trip log to add to the EXIF data. There are many ways to look at trip log data. BaseCamp is one free and easy way. Of course this idea assumes you would have your nuvi with you and turned on when you take the picture. At one time I had a program on my laptop that would do this automatically, matching timestamps on photos to the trip log and adding the geocoding into the photo EXIF info. Unfortunately, I don't have that program any more or remember its name. But again it might be something you could find with a little searching.

There are probably Android trip log/track log apps as well. I have not looked into them, but probably they would pop up with a quick search in the play store.

Another simple thing you could do is just snap a junk photo on your Android phone each time you take a picture with your camera. Then extract the geocoding data from the picture on your phone and add it to you camera photo.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Easy Way

Why not take a picture at the same site with your cell phone. I believe that will include the coordinates.

This will be easier to match up than going throygh your trip log. Take one pucture that you can easily match up and then snap away with your DLSR.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

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alandb wrote:

At one time I had a program on my laptop that would do this automatically, matching timestamps on photos to the trip log and adding the geocoding into the photo EXIF info. Unfortunately, I don't have that program any more or remember its name. But again it might be something you could find with a little searching.

It would be a plus if I can automate the geotagging into the EXIF. I have been taking photos with my phone just to get the coordinates but it becomes tedious. I have a few lenses to change. Don't want to deal with another manual labor smile It'll be great if there's another device tracking me automatically.

Speaking of Nuvi, I did save my trip log during my vacations . I don't know what software to use to read the content of my trip log.

GPSgeek wrote:

Why not take a picture at the same site with your cell phone. I believe that will include the coordinates.

This will be easier to match up than going throygh your trip log. Take one pucture that you can easily match up and then snap away with your DLSR.

Too much work

BaseCamp.

You can open the trip log in Garmin's BaseCamp. For each saved data point it gives the following fields: Elevation, Leg Distance, Leg Time (duration), Leg Speed, Leg Course (direction), Time (including date), Position (coordinates).

In thinking back on this, I don't think I had a special program on my laptop. I think BaseCamp itself does this. See this link: https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/1324/files/geotagging%20in%20...

The above tutorial shows using the track log from a Garmin handheld, but you can do the same thing using a trip log from a nuvi.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Back in 2015 I went thru the

Back in 2015 I went thru the same thing. I use Photoshop and Exifer to fix location tags.

While this was fine for a few pictures, getting the info for a couple hundred, or more, was time intensive. And no, I don't want to use a phone camera.

I bought a newer DSLR that stamps each pic with the location. Saves me a lot of time that I can better use elsewhere. One added benefit was that the new camera's battery pack lasted longer than 10 year old camera's battery did that I replaced.

Good luck if you choose the BaseCamp extraction method, because I see that being labor intensive.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Some Software out there for you..

There is software out there that can put/extract/ batch input from photos an a pc. Go to this site for free software that does not need to be installed, (just run them)

" www.portablefreeware.com "

Once you get to the site, search EXIF and you will see more than 4 pages of software for this. You might find something useful !

Hope this helps

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

DSLR

Don't know what model you have, but some of the DSLR have pricy addons for adding GPS data to the camera

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alandb wrote:

You can open the trip log in Garmin's BaseCamp. For each saved data point it gives the following fields: Elevation, Leg Distance, Leg Time (duration), Leg Speed, Leg Course (direction), Time (including date), Position (coordinates).

In thinking back on this, I don't think I had a special program on my laptop. I think BaseCamp itself does this. See this link: https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/1324/files/geotagging%20in%20...

The above tutorial shows using the track log from a Garmin handheld, but you can do the same thing using a trip log from a nuvi.

Awesome and thank you for the PDF tutorial. I will have to try that later when I have time.

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bobkz wrote:

There is software out there that can put/extract/ batch input from photos an a pc. Go to this site for free software that does not need to be installed, (just run them)

" www.portablefreeware.com "

Once you get to the site, search EXIF and you will see more than 4 pages of software for this. You might find something useful !

Hope this helps

Thanks bobkz. I'm worried about using unknown freeware because they normally come with malware. Thanks for the tip anyway.

blake7mstr wrote:

Don't know what model you have, but some of the DSLR have pricy addons for adding GPS data to the camera

Yeah I know there is a hardware add-on option that I can use and yes it is expensive. I have an entry level Canon Rebel T2i. I plan to upgrade to full frame sensor camera either another DSLR or a mirrorless camera. Perhaps I'll get one with built-in geotagging feature with the upgrade.

Try this. I did something

Try this. I did something similar years ago, with different software, but the idea is the same.

https://www.diogonunes.com/blog/geotag-photos-using-smartpho...

Google Maps

If you use Google Maps it tracks you. I have it set for that.

Go to the top left settings and click on Your timeline.
on the bottom half is the day. You click the left arrow on the bottom half to go back days. I just clicked to see how far it goes back. I stopped after 25 days, don't know how many more I can go back.
When you get to the day you want click on the top half for the map and you will have a trail of where you were.

Now if someone knows how to get the coordinates from Google Maps.

I looked for instructions and tried to follow them but I couldn't get any GPS coordinates.

This might work???

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Basecamp version.

@Chewbacca … If you don't already have BaseCamp installed (or even if you do) and if you are using a Windows computer, use version 4.6.2 instead of the latest version 4.7. Many bugs have been reported in the Windows 4.7 version and it is not clear that Garmin is planning to fix them. Once you get 4.6.2 installed, don't let it update to 4.7.

If you don't have a copy of the 4.6.2 installer you can get it on the Perry archive site: http://gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/BaseCamp_462.exe

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Google Maps found it

On my laptop in time line I can click on the name of the place and it will give me coordinates.

Never mind, I was in My Places.
Getting old smile

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

I thought the same thing,

I thought the same thing, Mary.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Latitude & longitude from Google maps

mgarledge wrote:

Now if someone knows how to get the coordinates from Google Maps.

On a PC, and I assume its the same for other platforms, simply right click the point and select "What's here?" and you will get latitude and longitude.

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John from PA

That's what I jumped on, but

That's what I jumped on, but that doesn't work in the Timeline.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Timeline is different

Phranc is correct. I can't find how on the timeline also. Will have to Google some more.

EDIT: Been Googling and I find where it tells you to add more on a view. I can not find that view on my Laptop, Phone or Tablet.

I have to go and repair my embroidery machine so will stop searching.

Hope someone can help you.
Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)