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PHOTOGRAPHIC GPS GEOTAGGING – A GREAT STEP FORWARD

Last year I had the privilege to work with National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin, videographer Jason Sturgis and whale researcher Jim Darling in Maui. Along with a few other dedicated people, they facilitate research for The Whale Trust – an organization that supports marine research, education and conservation.Whale researchers near Maui, Hawaii. One of the many “wouldn’t it be nice if…” conversations we had during my time there was for a pro level camera that had GPS built directly into it for geotagging your location when you pressed the shutter. Well that hasn’t happened yet – but a couple of interesting devices has appeared recently that are almost as good. One is the GeoPic II here that works with Nikon cameras, and the other is the ATP device here, that looks like it will work with any device as long as the respective clocks are synchronized. Technology is a wonderful thing!