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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Geotagged Photos in GeoPDF

Way back in 2006, Patrick and crew developed a really cool pilot project for automatically adding geotagged photographs to a GeoPDF. The idea was to have someone in the field drive around and take photographs of any target area with a Ricoh Digital Camera. These cameras have a built in GPS which allows for automatic geotagging. You are also able to take it to the next level by using the camera to record an audio clip. Pretty cool indeed!!! Here is the workflow:

1. Create a base map to work with. This can be anything from a high resolution image to a simple vector layer that is exported to GeoPDF.

2. Select the directory full of geotagged images. Note that future releases of this application will allow the user to ingest geotagged images from Google Maps and Flickr.

3. Select all the photos you would like to add then click the OK button. This will load all your photos in to the GeoPDF and maintain the spatial integrity of the data.

4. You will now see that each photo is adding to both the map space as well as a separate page in the table of contents. You can browse to each image by selecting it in the map or by clicking on it in the table of contents.

5. To hear the audio clip, select the speaker icon and to return to the map and select the camera icon. It's that easy!

To download this data set click here...

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