Geotagging photos without built-in GPS

When facing a decision of what new photographic camera you should buy, you may have to decide if it is worth to spend extra 100 EUR or more for a built-in GPS.

Sure, having that is very convenient, but do you really need it so often and wouldn’t it be wiser to spend that extra cash on a better lens?

But then, what about all those photos with forgotten place of shooting?

Well, pretty simple way to get your shooting positions without a built-in GPS is to have a separate GPS device in your pocket (like a dedicated GPS receiver or simply a smartphone with GPS logger activated) and later extract the shooting position by linking the timestamps in the GPS log and in the photo. Just so simple.

Some more about it here.


Of course the clock in camera shall be synchronized to the GPS, or the time difference shall be noted. The simplest way to do that, as described in the link above, is just to make a picture of GPS unit showing the current coordinates.


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