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Geotagr — iOS

Orig­i­nal­ly Post­ed: Octo­ber 10, 2014
Updat­ed: Sep­tem­ber 24, 2021


Geo­t­a­gr is a great appli­ca­tion for iOS that allows you to uti­lize the built in GPS func­tion­al­i­ty of your iPhone; enabling log­ging, track­ing and tag­ging of GPS data for your photos.

What I par­tic­u­lar­ly like about this tool and why I have per­son­al­ly added it to my tool­box is the abil­i­ty to export GPX style datasets which can be then uti­lized by a myr­i­ad of oth­er appli­ca­tions.  One such option is to uti­lize this data with Light­room to GPS tag pho­tos tak­en with non GPS enabled cam­eras such as my EOS-1’s.

It also allows you to visu­al­ize your track and trav­els with plu­g­ins such as WP-GPX-Maps to over­lay the data with Google Maps.  For exam­ple, on a recent trip this sum­mer to Man­i­to­ba to vis­it extend­ed fam­i­ly, I logged a dri­ve one day from Win­nipeg to Lake Man­i­to­ba, back to Lake Win­nipeg and ulti­mate­ly back to Win­nipeg itself.

The exam­ple above shows a brief exam­ple of how the data can be uti­lized for oth­er pur­pos­es than geo­t­ag­ging pho­tos.  This par­tic­u­lar trip I did not take much in the way of imagery rather this is more of a way to remem­ber the trip in the fam­i­ly scrapbook.

What I find extreme­ly inter­est­ing is the actu­al appli­ca­tion of this toolset for visu­al­iz­ing the ele­va­tion along side of the actu­al dis­tance and route tak­en.  I almost nev­er use my Garmin GPS units any more how­ev­er I always have my iPhone with me.

The downside…

This tool is con­stant­ly on and it con­sumes a great deal of bat­tery pow­er, enough that it tears down any endurance my iPhone 5S would nor­mal­ly have, thus an exter­nal pow­er source is an absolute requirement.

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