Geotagging workflow

I wanted to share my basic technique for geotagging a large numbers of photos from an SLR camera that doesn't have GPS built in. I use a Sony Alpha6000 with a 210mm lens for shooting pretty much everything. It is by far the lightest weight camera and lens set I have been able to find that still shoots reasonable photos and can actually capture some birds. I have a great amount of respect for the people out there getting great shots of birds. They don't stay still very often! I'm happy with the camera but it does not have GPS built in. I have been able to cobble together a workflow that allows me to geotag my photos before uploading to iNat.

The basic steps I take are to record a GPS track on my phone using the Strava app (free), import the photos to my iPad, download the GPX track to from Strava to Geotag Photos Tagger ($8.99) via Strava's web interface, tag the photos, then upload them to iNat. The time on your camera needs to match fairly precisely with the time on your iPad but Geotag Photos Tagger will allow you to offset the time if, for example, the timezone is wrong on your camera. It looks like the people who made Geotag Photos Tagger also make an app to record your track but I haven't used it. I still have an old phone I don't plan to update so this technique allows me to take much more clear photos than I could with my phone and Strava doesn't drain the phone battery as fast as some other GPS recorders I have tried. I tend to run out of camera battery first even carrying backup batteries.

I'd like to hear how other people do this.

I'm not sure if iNat already exports to eBird but I'll be looking into that next. I'm not great at identification still, so I like that someone on iNat can confirm my identification.

Have fun!

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I use the GPS Essentials app to record my track, then import it (via Google Drive) to Lightroom to geotag my DSLR photos. Then I upload using the browser interface. The basics steps are here: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials#geotag It's great to know there are some less expensive options out there (I have the Adobe Creative Suite for work, so that helps out!).

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