Geotagging, also known as GPS tracking, is a technology in cameras that enables you to record the geographic location of every photo you take as well as the time. As of February 2011, the only Sony camera with this feature built in was the Alpha55 DSLR model. With Sony's GPS Image Tracker as an accessory, however, you can geotag on any camera with a memory card that records the time and date that photos are taken. Using the complementary computer software, you can view your digital photos on a map that shows where every photo was taken.
Sony Alpha55 DSLR
Turn the GPS tracking feature on by pushing "Menu," the wrench icon, "GPS Setting," "GPS On/Off" and "On."
Wait for the camera to receive a GPS signal. The GPS icon on the camera's display will indicate how strong the GPS signal is. Be sure that you are outside in an open area, as this feature will not work indoors or near tall buildings. This process can take as long as several minutes.
Take the desired photo.
View the photos on your camera's memory card using Sony's PMB software.
Sony GPS Image Tracker
Turn on your GPS image tracker and make sure that the GPS triangulating signal appears on the screen. It will display the strength of the GPS signal.
Enter the correct time zone and time on the device when prompted. Make sure that the time on the GPS device matches the time on your camera.
Keep the GPS tracker and camera together wherever you go, taking photos as desired.
Insert the camera's memory card into the GPS Image Tracker to record locations on the images. Press "Menu" and select "Matching" and then "Start." Wait until the display says "Complete" for the process to finish.
Insert the memory card into your computer to view the images with location information with Sony's PMB software.
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