May 23, 2008

GeoTagging Pics with iPhone 2.0

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The folks over at CellFanatic have posted some news about the upcoming iPhone software release that will allow the iPhone to geotag photos taken with its camera. So the whole thing relies on the not-so-good GPS wanna be triangulation capabilities that the original iPhone has. By triangulating or just dead reckoning using cell and wifi signals it can offer a guess as to where you are. In my experience, my iPhone has me in a radius of about half of downtown Boston which is a pretty big swath of area.

The new iPhone which is supposed to be announced in June, should have a true GPS, eliminating the current patch job of location based information.

CellFanatic says...

"While the iPhone lacks the dedicated GPS receiver most of us desire, it still does an adequate job of positioning through cell towers and this capability has now been passed on to the Camera application which presents the user with a pop up window stating, "Camera would like to use your current location". By selecting OK at the prompt, the location data will be pulled from the Maps Application and 'use your current location' in order to deliver the appropriate tags to identify the location the photo was taken. "

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Posted by Scott Martin at May 23, 2008 8:16 AM

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