I’m rather taken with the concept of geotagging my outdoor photos. At the moment, I have to do this manually using software applications that use either Google Earth or Microsoft’s Virtual Earth. While, as I predicted, cameras with built-in GPS receivers are coming onto the market, I don’t want to throw away my investment in a Canon 300D just for that.
But now I see that ATP has brought out a rather nifty little pocket device to add GPS data into photos taken with any digital camera. This may herald a new type of device becoming available. I rather think though that I will wait for the second generation of these devices. At the moment, the ATP device only handles SD memory cards directly (I use CF memory cards). It’s clearly a device aimed at the consumer market – I suspect that it will only handle images taken in JPEG format; I rather doubt that it will handle the RAW formats favoured by professional photographers.