Adding features based on the GPS data in their photos

One easy way to capture georeference details about features is to photograph them.

Here’s a photo I took of a termite mound in the map area.

Termite mound

The photo file included GPS data of where the photo was taken. It was part of the EXIF data in the image file.

EXIF data for the photo, including Latitude and Longitude

Since Open Orienteering Mapper shows the co-ordinates under the mouse pointer, it is easy to position the symbol in the right place. They’re shown in the lower right corner of the screen. Right-click them to change the format used. Zoom in for more precise control.

Placing a symbol via latitude and longitude

This article is part of the Orienteering Mapping with LiDAR, Smartphones and Free Tools series.

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