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Geotagging Photographs on a Nikon D7100

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I just got a new Nikon D7100 which I already dearly love. It has a port to connect a GPS unit in order to geotag photos, something I would find very handy in my travels. But as near as I can tell from the manual, the only way to do this is to buy a unit from Nikon. I have a wonderful Garmin Montana 650t as well as my old e-Trex Legend, and see no reason to by anything else. Does anyone know if it's possible to connect the camera to the Garmin?

 

Bryan in northwestern Montana

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What I do is record a track in my Garmin while taking photos and download the GPX when done. Then, I geotag the photos all at once afterwards using the GPX file and Nikon's ViewNX 2 software. I find that much easier than having to hook up a GPS unit to the camera directly.

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What I do is record a track in my Garmin while taking photos and download the GPX when done. Then, I geotag the photos all at once afterwards using the GPX file and Nikon's ViewNX 2 software. I find that much easier than having to hook up a GPS unit to the camera directly.

 

I do something similar, but I use GPicSync.

 

I learned to keep my GPSr and camera physically away from each other. A set of carefully designed experiments proved that the GPSr introduced a small amount of noise in the pictures. But what the experiments did that I did not anticipate is explain why my GPSr would sometimes go haywire, showing me walking across the lake at 45 miles an hour (72 KPH), only to come back a few minutes later.

 

I have replaced both camera and GPSr today and they seem to cause a lot less interference with each other, but I still keep them at least a foot apart when in use, and I would never physically attach a GPSr to a camera.

 

Austin

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I learned to keep my GPSr and camera physically away from each other. A set of carefully designed experiments proved that the GPSr introduced a small amount of noise in the pictures. But what the experiments did that I did not anticipate is explain why my GPSr would sometimes go haywire, showing me walking across the lake at 45 miles an hour (72 KPH), only to come back a few minutes later.

 

The cameras I use have a built in GPSr that makes geotagging easy if I remember to turn it on. The Canon 6d also can connect to an external gpsr, but I have not tried that. Before I do, I am interested in your experiments since I sometimes use a gpsr and generally have a camera close by. How close was the camera to the gpsr when you noticed that the problems occurred - within a foot to be sure, but it seems that with your initial set, it might have caused problems even further than that.

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I learned to keep my GPSr and camera physically away from each other. A set of carefully designed experiments proved that the GPSr introduced a small amount of noise in the pictures. But what the experiments did that I did not anticipate is explain why my GPSr would sometimes go haywire, showing me walking across the lake at 45 miles an hour (72 KPH), only to come back a few minutes later.

 

The cameras I use have a built in GPSr that makes geotagging easy if I remember to turn it on. The Canon 6d also can connect to an external gpsr, but I have not tried that. Before I do, I am interested in your experiments since I sometimes use a gpsr and generally have a camera close by. How close was the camera to the gpsr when you noticed that the problems occurred - within a foot to be sure, but it seems that with your initial set, it might have caused problems even further than that.

 

The GPSr causesd camera noise at about 3 inches (7.5 CM). The camera reduced the accuracy of the GPSr at about 2 feet (about 0.67 meters), and made it incapapable of getting a fix at all by 6 inches.

 

As I said, both the GPSr and the camera have been replaced since then, and there is a lot less interference between the new units. I have not repeated the experiments to see if there is a problem threshold. Instead, I continue to carry them on different parts of my person.

 

Austin

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