E M1 on Fourthirds Rumors

Started Aug 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 5,180
Re: what use is GPS for a photo?

Paul Auclair wrote:

I've worked in the GIS industry for years out in the field wearing/carryingusing GPS gear collecting GPS data.

I know what GPS is.

Why do folks want(need?) GPS on their camera ( I should say what GPS function(s)?)

GPS data so one can say "Oh yeah, I forgot but now I know that picture was shot in Hawaii?"

I'm not being snarky...I honestly haven't got the foggiest idea what benefit GPS data adds to a photo so I'd like to know.

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Hopefully it would help me remember where I took the shot, and perhaps chronicle my travels.  I have never used it, but that is what comes to mind.  Now the location, as well as the time, can be identified and encoded.  It probably comes down to the gear thing of wanting the latest and the greatest, whatever that is.

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