Summertime Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on a Queen Anne’s Lace Bloom at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.
Ever since I had a third party GPS unit attached to my D3x camera cause an electrical fault within the camera, I have been afraid to use a connected GPS device. However, I did like having the GPS location included with the image metadata. Both Lightroom 4 and View NX2 now have options where GPS data collected by a separate GPS unit can be added to the metadata. This requires that the GPS unit can export the data (via a *.gpx file), and that the time in the camera be set relatively accurately. The programs then compare the time that the image was taken with the location from the GPS file at the same time. This location is then added to the image metadata. I do like the MAP feature within Lightroom 4. One issue with Lightroom 4 is that it will not add the data to RAW image files, but rather create a sidecar file with the location metadata. It will add the data to jpg and DNG image files. View NX2 (since it is a Nikon product) will add the data to the RAW image file. One problem with the View NX2 process is that the Google Map that is connected during the process is in Japanese. Both products require that you are connected to the internet since they use Google Maps.
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GPS: N40 28.3401 W74 41.6544