Developer: Chris Cornelis
Price: $4.99 Download on the App Store
GeoLog Tag – If you’re a photo enthusiast or pro shooter, how many times have you taken photos with your digital camera and later needed to know precisely where you were when you tripped the shutter?
GeoLogTag, from Galarina, is a 3G app that will log your location during a photo session and then make it possible for you to tag your images with your locations.
Here’s a quick look at some pieces of what GeoLogTag is all about:
Step one is to make sure the clocks your iPhone 3G and digital camera are in synch. Launch GeoLogTag and turn it on, using the app’s on/off switch. The app will begin logging your location. Leaving GeoLogTag open, take your pictures. At the end of your photo shoot, slide the on/off switch to off. Each on-to-off step counts as a location (you can have multiple locations).
Okay, you have all this geologging stuff going on in your iPhone and batches of photos in your digital camera, now what? You need a way to put them together and that’s done on your Mac or PC.
First, you have to get your GPS data from GeoLogTag into your Mac or PC.
The data is sent as GPX (GPS Exchange Format), an XML data format for exchanging GPS data (waypoints, routes, and tracks) between applications and Web services on the Internet.
To do that, tap the GPX icon in the upper left corner and GeoLogTag will generate files (with longitude and latitude). The files are accessible from a Web browser by entering your iPhone or iPod touch Bonjour or IP and port or address. That’s your primary option if you have a PC. A slight warning: the GPX data isn’t stored on the app, so it goes poof when you shut down GeoLogTag.
You can also move your photos over to a folder on a file-sharing Mac or upload them to your Flickr account, assuming you want to geotag photos in your account.
The geotag magic happens when you tap the GeoTag icon. The data will synch with your photos and tag them. The speed that happens is determined by the size of the photos, whether you’re using a Mac (with a shared folder) or PC and other factors. Regardless, it all must happen on a Wi-Fi network.
GeoLogTag is far more simple to use than it is to explain. If you’re a photo enthusiast or pro, you probably know more about this stuff than I do.
Leave a comment on just how useful GeoLogTag would be to you.