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Old Dec 27, 2004, 6:39 PM   #1
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I've seen serial ports on certain digital cameras that are for connection to GPS devices.

Why would you want to do that? So that you know where each photo is taken? :?:

It seems a bit over the top.
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 9:28 PM   #2
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It is actually useful for a pro.

Imagine that you are out in the woods of Yellowstone on a multi-day hiking trip. You take a lovely picture of a mountain. A week later when you're back at home looking at your pictures you have no idea where you were when you took the picture... you don't know which mountain it is.

If you knew where the picture was taken you could properly label the picture when you sell it.

Not many people need that, but some do.

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 9:35 PM   #3
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This is true, and if you look at the output from oPanda, which dumps the entire exif info in an image, it looks like there is a page for GPS info in each image.

I think it would be a quite usefull feature, not only for remembering where each image was taken but for re-locating a location in case a reshoot is needed.
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 7:11 AM   #4
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News photographers who are on the move a lot might find a use.

Another group that could/would use GPS notes in their images are real estate agents. They really don't want to have the wrong image with a property listing.

Then there are the gadgeteers who NEED every bell-and-whistle.

Still not a large number of folks who have a use for GPS EXIF data, but it is fairly cheap to put on the camera. Don't need to sell many extra cameras to pay back the cost of putting it on the camera.
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Thanks for the replies.

I can see who it would be useful for now.

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Old Dec 29, 2004, 10:49 AM   #6
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Of all the possible people who would need a GPS enabled cameras I bet this is the one that will drive the sales of it UP.:blah:

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