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Old 03-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, when I take photos is there some way to embed the GPS location of the photo. I would like to take photos with my storm and have them placed on a map and I was thinking since this Storm has a built in GPS is there some way of doing this?

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laplaya,

newer digital cameras are now offering this function. I think you can convert older cameras that don't have the option with a SIM card with this capability.

I believe you are asking a little much out a cellular phone. Just buy a digital camera which will also have much better picture quality then the Storm. I think it will provide for a better overall experience. Especially if you are a world traveler. The camera won't have carrier issues as well when you cross seas and enter different continents.
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Yep. Go into your camera application, hit Menu (BlackBerry Key)>Options. Go to Geotagging and select Enabled.
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Yep. Go into your camera application, hit Menu (BlackBerry Key)>Options. Go to Geotagging and select Enabled.
Man I always wanted to ask this question? How the heck does geo tagging work. I always thought it was like if u take a picture it tells you where ur at?
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Geotagging simply tags the photo itself with the GPS coordinates of where the particular photo was taken.

I could see this function having business / military applications but for the average user I am really wondering what it would be valuable for other than for novelty purposes.

I guess you could use a mapping program to show on a map where all your photos were taken on a European vacation if you were railing it across Europe.
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Yep. Go into your camera application, hit Menu (BlackBerry Key)>Options. Go to Geotagging and select Enabled.
The option is there, but does it work? I haven't tried it with my last 2 or 3 beta OS updates, but before, when I did try it, it didn't actually work. I.e. You could set the option, but the pictures taken still didn't have the Geotagging info in them.
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StuartV,

how do you know for sure. Do you have a program that actually reads and displays evidence of geotagging?

Try one of these free downloads to check and let us know!

geotagging software downloads and reviews - CNET Downloads
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it would be neat to have them geotagged, and be able to open it up with google maps or something. maybe there is a way.
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Hello everyone, ugh, 1st post is always the hardest,
got my first BB a week ago, struggling to love it,
well, back on topic.

I see there aren't many Mac users here. One of this years upgrades in iPhoto app, called 'Places' uses coordinates from metadata and allows a user to check for photos in a way, displayed on this screenshots

http:/ /img19.imageshack.us/img19/952/picture1udj.png

http:/ /img15.imageshack.us/img15/9635/picture4nbg.png


(You'll have to fix the URLs because I don't have 10 posts.)


As far as Windows platform goes I can't really suggest anything.

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Yep. Go into your camera application, hit Menu (BlackBerry Key)>Options. Go to Geotagging and select Enabled.
Ok, I did as you suggested, but for some reason my Options do not include anything that says Geotagging, so I am unable to select Enabled.
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I could see this function having business / military applications but for the average user I am really wondering what it would be valuable for other than for novelty purposes.

I guess you could use a mapping program to show on a map where all your photos were taken on a European vacation if you were railing it across Europe.
Exactly why I want to be able to geotag my photos, partly just for the novelty purpose, and partly because Flickr has a mapping ability to place your photos on a map. I do a lot of vacation travelling and would love this feature if I could get it to work. It would be neat to see my map and my photos embedded into it.
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It's been my experience that another program has to have the GPS turned on for the geotagging to work. I usually run BBmaps.
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Geotagging simply tags the photo itself with the GPS coordinates of where the particular photo was taken.

I could see this function having business / military applications but for the average user I am really wondering what it would be valuable for other than for novelty purposes.

I guess you could use a mapping program to show on a map where all your photos were taken on a European vacation if you were railing it across Europe.
i could have used that last year
took a 3400 mile road trip through 13 states,
can imagine the pics,
many dont recall where the heck i was,
nice to have geotagging for reference later.
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wasnt this feature introduced in 4.5? i think you need to be running os 4.5 or higher for this to work. either way it never worked propperly for me. maybe cause when i used it on my pearl vzw still had gps locked down
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Having Geo-Tagging is great if you get in a car accident, you can take a few photos that will have the exact location and time of the accident should you need to argue anything w/ insurance companies or in court.
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