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Kurtois

I am using the Bad Elf GPS Pro (link below) connected via Bluetooth to my iPhone 4. On the device's LCD display, direction and speed are shown. I assume they are passed on to through CoreLocation(?) to the app gps4cam pro. Unfortunately, I do not see these values appear when I do my HoudahGeo import.

I would very much like to see these values be included in my geocoding of photos. Where is the disconnect?

Bad Elf GPS Pro:

http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-2200

On a related note, is there a tool that would be able to look at my many photo files and segregate out those files that do not have the 'Direction' field value?

Please let me know if I can clarify any of the above.

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houdah
Hi!

Please contact the makers of the gps4cam application to see if they record compass direction.

I had a brief look at the user's manual for the Bad Elf GPS Pro. It seems to have its own iPhone app. Have you tried that?

In HoudahGeo you can enable additional columns from the View menu. Sort by the Direction column and all images lacking a value should be grouped.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
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Kurtois

Pierre,

Thank you for your reply.

I have contacted the makers of gps4cam. However, considering the application's output is a part of HoudahGeo, I felt it relevant to include in this forum. In addition, the support folks of gps4cam are less responsive, unfortunately.

Thank you for digging into the Bad Elf GPS Pro documentation. They do have an iOS app which will record a HoudahGeo compatible GPX file. I do like the mechanism gps4cam synchronizes GPS data timestamps with the 3D barcode, however. Bad Elf's app does not offer this feature.

Kurt

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Kurtois

Here is the reply I received from Michael Diguet of gps4cam:

"No, the viewing direction is not captured by gps4cam. It seemed to us that it would be very complex to use since it would imply to put the phone in the same direction than the camera."

Unfortunately, I disagree.

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houdah
Hi!

You may use gps4cam to sync camera settings even when using another GPS device or app.

At the end of your trip, start gps4cam, have it show a QR code and take a picture of that.
This may be used in HoudahGeo's Camera Setup drop-down sheet.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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Kurtois
Pierre - From your last reply, I am not sure how that applies to my initial question about if gps4cam records camera direction. Your comment more pertains to general usage of gps4cam and gps4cam pro.
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houdah
Hi!

What I was trying to say: you can use the track log from one GPS device (or the BadElf app) for geocoding and still use gps4cam to set camera clock settings in HoudahGeo.

The Camera Setup sheet in HoudahGeo gives you 3 options for telling it how the clock on your camera was set up. One of these uses the gps4cam QR code. You may use that and later load a GPS track log to use for automatic geocoding. If that track log includes direction information, this will be applied to you photos.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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