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

Leonard Soriano banito_pinoy at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 11:03:52 GMT 2011


one procedure to do before leaving for your trip is to try to synchronize the time of the digital camera  with the GPS. this will be helpful when the pictures are being geo-tagged.

cheers,

--bunny

--- On Tue, 15/3/11, tutubi <tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com> wrote:

> From: tutubi <tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com>
> Subject: Re: [talk-ph] Recording POI's with a camera
> To: "Ian Haylock" <haylockid at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Openstreetmap Philippines" <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
> Received: Tuesday, 15 March, 2011, 3:56 AM
> geotaggging, something i was looking
> for last year but found the
> add-on expensive
> 
> i did some sort of crude mapping last weekend. while
> looking for some
> shops on Roosevelt Ave, QC, i took pictures of the road and
> signages
> so that i don't have to make mental notes...
> several shops visited while wifey did some shopping...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 3/15/11, Ian Haylock <haylockid at gmail.com>
> 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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