Oof, here's one unexpected negative effect of ubiquitous smartphones—a sign asking people to turn off geotagging when they take pictures of endangered rhinos so that poachers can't figure out where they are.
How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places.
People behave very stupidly on Facebook. But giving away your location in the geotagged info of your pictures as a member of the military is incredibly unwise and dangerous, even by Facebook standards.
Having a camera that knows where you take your pictures is cool, but typically it only works under an open sky. Casio's EXILIM EX-H20G point-and-shoot has a hybrid GPS system that effectively keeps track of you even when you're indoors.
From price to power consumption to available tracking channels to, well, just about everything, the PhotoTracker Plus is a step ahead of the GP-1 when it comes to geotagging your photos on a Nikon DSLR.
Augmented reality might be the future, but my favorite application of it yet transports you far into past. StreetMuseum—an iPhone app from the Museum of London—overlays four hundred years of historic images on today's city streets.
Announced at CES, the GPS-enabled EX-10HG from Casio has been a bit of a mystery so far, but has just been given full launch details, with the price expected to be in the region of $400 when it hits in October.
Geotagging photos sounds good, but it can become a laborious process to mark the source of every photo in your photo library. Now the Eye-Fi Geo will bring automatic geotagging to every photo you take.
Garmin's 550 and 550t upgrade to the Oregon handheld GPS lineup add a few new features for outdoorsy types—a 3.2 megapixel camera with geotagging, a 3-axis compass and a enhanced sunlight readable touchscreen.
Scientists at Cornell University have super-computed the geotags of 35 million Flickr photos, creating photography heatmaps for locations around the world. Their conclusion? People really, really like taking pictures of landmarks.
Sony's HDR-TG5V Handycam shoots HD and tells you where you shot it...which is bad news for cave-dwelling terrorists but nifty for family vacations.
None of this is available now, but a resource screen found in iPhoto '09 shows some interesting possible-future technology that may let you geotag your photos even if the camera didn't have a GPS module.
Quietly announced alongside the D90 back in August, Nikon is now selling their hot-shoe-mounted GP-1 geotagging device.
Nikon's flagship P6000 point-and-shoot is official, and pretty much everything we heard. Besides long-awaited RAW support (not on Macs, sorry), the 13.5-megapixel shooter has built-in GPS geotagging, Nikon's DSLR controls, manual pop-up flash (which is so fun to play with it's almost worth the $500 price of admission…
According to some allegedly leaked screens from the new iPhone software beta, the iPhone camera is now asking permission to transmit the user's location before loading. The screen in question certainly implies geotagging with the message "'Camera' would like to use your current location," but it doesn't outright…
The megapixel race is essentially over (maybe)—besides holding little weight w/ geeks anymore, even the lowliest shooters pack in eight (noisy) ones. So now, it's all about features: Gravy is the new steak. Canon's main mouthpiece, Chuck Westfall, says that one of Flickr fiendsters' and OCD metadata hounds' wet…