GPS devices for iPhoto09 - Places

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  1. Alan S macrumors member

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    We will be going on a cruise to Alaska soon, and I plan to take a lot of pictures and video's along the way. When done I'd like to put all the photo and video into iPhoto 09 and use the Places feature to put them on a map.

    So, I'd like to here from people that are using iPhoto 09's feature right now and what they GPS device they use. Any recommendations?

    Not that is matters but have a Sanyo Xacti for the digital photos.

    Thanks,
     
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    Is there seriously a GPS module in that thing? Thats crazy...
     
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    I'm fairly certain that uses the same "GPS" as the original iPhone where it finds your location based on wireless networks it detects around you.
     
  6. Alan S thread starter macrumors member

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    If your on an Alaska cruise or hiking in the woods, there are no land-based WiFi networks. Seems like that would only work in the city.
     
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    Yep. Well that's disappointing. I'm glad I didn't run out and buy it. I really want something to geotag photos, but am often places where there's no wifi.

    How does the other device linked work?
     
  8. Alan S thread starter macrumors member

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    That uses a GSP chip - a SiRF III chipset. According to this link it records a lot of GPS data include lat, long, altitude, heading, speed and accuracy estimates once per second. It also connect to your computer via a USB cable.


    What I would like to know if anyone out there is uses the Places feature of iPhoto 09. If they are what do they use for GPS data, and how easy is it to link up with pictures.

    Anyone use the Places feature?
     
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    What a bummer.... I so with it had actual GPS in it, that would have been sick!
     
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  11. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I use my iPhone and an app called GeoTag to log locations.

    It's rather cumbersome having to keep the app open though.
     
  12. Galarina macrumors member

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    Consider my GeoLogTag iPhone app. The workflow is really easy for Mac users and the latest version is optimized for battery life.
     

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