[OSM-talk] I ordered my first personal camera so I can do 'photomapping' or 'geotagging'

Randy rwtnospam-newsgp at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 23 19:25:24 GMT 2010

Andrew Gregory wrote:

>On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 04:18:38 +0800, Niklas Cholmkvist
><towardsoss at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I own a cell phone which can take pictures, but it doesn't store
>>pictures in exif format. After much research over time it seems I
>>couldn't even add exif by hand to the pictures I took with it.(with the
>>purpose to put the modification date in exif format in the picture by
>>Yesterday I ordered my first camera(Nikon Coolpix L19). Mostly with the
>>purpose of taking photos while I have a gps along with me, to later
>>geotag photos with josm and later use the pictures as sources for street
>>names or Points of Interest.
>>Does anyone have that camera? I was a bit unsure whether to buy it or if
>>I should ask first here if anyone has it, but as I read it supports exif
>>2.2 and memory cards(SD) I'm familiar with I decided to buy it without
>>asking/mentioning first. Just wanted to share.
>I own a Nikon L19 (among others). I'm looking into ways to geotag its
>photos, and more for the challenge than anything else, am avoiding
>computer-based software, i.e. I'm looking for hardware solutions, ideally
>an integrated GPS logger and photo tagger. My research so far is on my
>blog <http://my.opera.com/Andrew%20Gregory/blog/photo-geotagging>.
>BTW, I use Geosetter <http://www.geosetter.de> and have been able to add
>various EXIF values including the date/time stamp and location to regular
>JPEGs, such as those taken by typical mobile phones.

The Canon PowerShot camera series comes to mind. I have an S5IS, and play 
around a little with it, but haven't done any development work. With the 
CHDK (Canon Hacker's Development Kit) you can do all sorts of things 
inside the camera, such as run a script to detect motion, set 
speed/aperture outside the manufacturer's default ranges, and convert the 
USB input into a remote camera trigger.

I can conceive (although I haven't into it) that you might be able to 
insert a script that would accept GPS position data through the camera USB 
port, and write it in the EXIF data on each photo as it is taken.

It might be worth a look to anyone interested in this with the time to 
investigate. Check http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK for more info.


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