geotagging and mapping photos
Downloading Photos and Geodata
Download the Photos
We recommend downloading your photos from the camera into a permanent project folder rather than a temporary location, since the the GeoHouda program does not copy the images into a new folder. Crop, resize and color correct your photos at this time. If you are shooting RAW or DNG save a final version in JPG or PNG format into a new folder. You can do as much or as little processing and organizing with your images as you like.
The key, though, is to retain the EXIF data--the metadata embedded in each image file--particularly the time it was shot.
Transfer the Geodata
To retrieve the file of GPS data from your walk, connect the GPS device to the computer using the accompanying USB wire. On the back side of the device, insert the small end into the device's USB slot, which is protected by a rubber flap; insert the other end into an available USB port on your computer.
If you've used the device before on your computer, the device will appear as another drive on your computer called "GPS Tracker". Your GPS track log file will appear in the folder "gpsfiles" on the drive. If it's your first time using the device, you will have to select it after you upload photos (see the next step).
The year, month, and day will be part of the file's title:
Drag and drop the log file into your project folder.
Please note: Remember that every time the device is turned on, a brand new GPS log file is created. If you turned the device on and off while on the trail, or if you had to change batteries and restart the device, their will be an additional log file. In that case, you will need to download each file to your computer, and later you will need to import each file into the geocoding software. To reduce confusion, consider deleting log files from the device regularly (simply drag the files to the Trash when connected to a computer).