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  A Brief Introduction to GPS Photo Linking
Subject:   Tokyo Picturesque
Date:   2004-07-08 07:47:57
From:   chriskk
In the land of the keitai (Mobile phone in Japanese) we have a carrier, AU, which sells GPS enabled mobiles to everyday consumers for use in Location Based Services such as city guides/navigation systems. The keitai I use is by Casio (http://www.au.kddi.com/seihin/kinobetsu/seihin/a5403ca/index.html in Japanese), and it's a 2Megapixel GPS enabled unit. After taking a photo there is an option to grab your coordinates, and this information is stored in the JPEG as EXIF metadata. Now you can attach this to an email and shoot it off to a server for some fun.

A project called Tokyo Picturesque accomplishes this, and similar to the GPS Photo Linking project described in this article, maps these photos to a 2D map.


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  • Thanks, that is a great link
    2004-07-08 08:24:33  DavidGoldwasser [View]

    Thanks for link to that site. Great concept and really nice interface.

    Phones really could be great for this. Camera, GPS, and ability to upload to web all on one small device, and you can talk to people on it to.

    It is neat that you could have a "where I have been" section of yoru website that works kind of like a visual blog. Whenever you are out taking photos it automatically gets posted to your 'Visual Blog"