Kopisanangan all 🙂
It has been wet weekdays so far and on days like these, I will usually end up browsing my photos collection. I used to have problem recalling back the exact spot where I took my photos. But lasts year, since I realize that I am getting older (tidak se-sampin dulu) :-), I managed to find the solution for my problem.
While roaming around in the wild landscape of sabah, sometimes it is a “once off” visit (plus you might be getting too old to remember), so I guess for future re-visit or guiding others where exactly I took my photo, I opted to own a device that helps me to tag the exact location of one particular spot using GPS or Global Positioning System (tech savvy juga bah saya) and in this case I got myself a NOKIA C6 hand phone which allows me to pin the location of the spot to the photo taken. Why this model? Well as usual I am not going for any particular brand but I guess this is the cheapest (you can get it easily below RM800 here in KK) and GPS tagging with this series is easy. How do I tag the position? It is as simple as just snapping a photo on that particular spot and that it is.. the GPS tagging is automatically embedded into your handphone’s photo EXIF (your photo birth-cert).
If your hand phone is GARMIN GPS Enable (software sold separately.. google it for more info). Why I recommend GARMIN because it is fully satellite based software and doesn’t required TELCOS Service to operate it means no extra charge imply while you using it. On your phone just click the photo that you just captured, and GARMIN will show you in the map where exactly the location is based on the GARMIN MAP on your phone.. isn’t that easy?
back home here is what I get..
So what this GPS tagging for? Go to this site (direct ready to use coordinate input) http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
Input the coordinate and here is the location where you have an option to view it on various mode as MAP | SATELLITE | HYBRID | TERRAIN
Oh by the way what this GPS LATITUDE & LONGITUDE 5, 59′ 49.6155″ & 116, 12′ 23.4703″ stand for? It reads as DEGREE, MINUTES’ SECOND”
and here is the example of the coordinate seach;
Compiling all photos from my DSLR, I will browse through my photo taken with my C-6 too for the GPS tagging info, and for some selected photo I will put in the photo property info the GPS location… ohhh.. maybe I’m just a bit outdated.. some latest DSLR offer GPS tagging too just like what C-6 offer (GPS tagging) but for the time being this is the cheapest option that I have while utilizing my existing veteran DSLR.
I think other expensive but sophisticated phone brand like IPHONE, BlackBerry and ANDROID based smart phone perhaps offer more good features in GPS tagging and Mapping but being always in the rough wild landscape of Sabah, what I own now is good enough to get the GPS position.
So, if you decide to take photo with your DSLR tomorrow, don’t forget to shot with your GPS enable HP, the photo may not as good as your DSLR but it carries information that might come handy one day.
Since sharing is caring, I am going to share my favorite sunrise and sunset spots soon in my next posting but for now here are some photos sample with GPS position for you to familiarize with the coordinate search for better mapping in your photography.
As always, thank you for reading my one cents story, until than Kopisanangan do dongotuong (good nite). 🙂