[talk-ph] Recording POI's with a camera

Michael Cole colemichae at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 03:50:10 GMT 2011

This is also a reason to delete the EXIF and other meta-data should be removed 
from photos you are placing in pulic sites, If you have left a track or the 
GPS location is recored the people can know where you took the photo, 
EG:Exactly where your house is..

Note this is more important on your mobile phones with the share option.

They could record the GPS on the photo, of your new lovely house, now everyone 
in the world knows exactly where you live..

Regards Michael Cole.

On Tuesday 15 March 2011 11:36:53 am Ian Haylock wrote:
> Hi,
> You probably know this already, but I only discovered it a few weeks ago.
> I knew if you had a digital camera with GPS that you could load pictures
> from it into JOSM and the would apear at the correct location on the map.
> What I did not realize was that you can also use a digital camera even if
> it doesn't have a built in GPS receiver. This is because the camera
> records the time that the picture was taken.
> To make this work you need to start your GPS recording. Then just take
> photo's of any POI's that take your fancy.
> When you get home load the recorded track into JOSM.
> Then right click on the GPS layer (in the layer list), and import the
> photo's you took on the trip.
> The POI photo's are then imported at the correct location on the map.
> If the locations are slightly off, they can be manually adjusted, by
> adjusting the time offset.
> This could save a lot of note taking on mapping parties, as you could just
> take a photo of a road, and later use that to enter details of road type,
> surface type, etc.
> I find this technique works well riding shotgun in a car when on some
> mundane trip  to the supermarket,as it enables me to record subdivision
> names, road names, etc without having to stop at each location.
> Cheers Ian

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