IsWHERE is a log of my thoughts, reflections, and news/blog links on the emergence of image and video geospatial tagging. On May5th this year, I opened a second blog to deal with more detailed aspects of tools for FalconView and TalonView can be found at RouteScout. Trends I want to try and follow are the various disruptions resulting from spatial smart-phones, how many GPS devices are out there, smart-cameras, and other related news. And yes, I have a business interest in all of this. My company Red Hen has been pioneering this sort of geomedia for more than a decade.
So beyond a personal blog, I also provide a link to IsWHERE a shareware tool created by Red Hen Systems to readily place geoJPEG or geotagged imagery and soon GEM full motion media kept on your own computer(s) into Google Earth/Map from your File Manager media selection. Works great for geotagged images from Nikon, Ricoh, Sony, iPHONE, Android and all geo-smartphones that can create geotagged images. IsWhere - read about it
BLUE2CAN - Nikon SLR Geotagging has never been so easy
BLUE2CAN(tm) is the next-generation integrated geotagging solution from Red Hen Systems for Nikon's D200 and D2X SLR cameras.
Integrating off-the-shelf Bluetooth GPS units and the industry leading Nikon D2X and D200 cameras, the BLUE2CAN allows users to automatically capture geospatially referenced images in the easiest, most reliable collection method today.
Red Hen’s BLUE2CAN establishes for the first time a "camera area network" Bluetooth solution that automatically links common Bluetooth GPS devices directly to the appropriate Nikon camera. Through Red Hen Systems' patent pending Camera Area Network, the Nikon D2X and D200 (and soon other digital cameras and handicams) GPS positional data is streamed into the camera and merged into the EXIF meta-data of the JPEG image file. BLUE2CAN's spatial EXIF metadata information can be used to map these geotagged images by:
· Google Earth/Maps · Yahoo’s Flickr · Virtual Earth and other 3D Worlds · Red Hen Systems MediaMapper, PixPoint and GeoVideo products
· The Bluetooth GPS unit may be mounted on top of the camera, carried in a pocket, put on the dash of your car, or placed in the scene · Bluetooth wireless integration eliminates all cables · Instantly inspect and view data on the camera LCD · Very simple to use, just plug it in and go. · Industry standard GPS geo-tagging offers compatibility with most GIS and mapping systems · Includes IsWhere picture mapping software that operates in conjunction with Google Earth · Release date 5/25/2007 · Price: $279.95 without Bluetooth GPS