I am using GeoSetter for 10 months or so, mainly to Geo tag my JPGs manually. But GeoSetter can do more:
- If you are using a stand alone (i.e. not attached to the camera) GPS data logger, GeoSetter can read the track files and synchronize it with your photos. It lists 9 different supported formats of track files.
- If necessary, you adjust the time stamps, if the clock of the camera was not exactly UMT.
- Next you can verify on the map within GeoSetter, if the locations match exactly where you (thought you) took the pictures and correct it manually
- When you assign a location to photo, using one of the two methods, GeoSetter can "translate" the numerical coordinates to the IPTC fields for Country, State, Citiy, Sublocation. Hoever, most of the times Sublocation was not very meaningful so far and I changed it to mown standard. the latter can be done very easily in a prompt which automatically pops up.
- Independent of the above, you can manually add or change your bulk metadata in IPTC. I do so, before importing the images into iView Media Por (or Expression Media)
- I probably forgot some more functions ....
Note, Expression Media 2 can also read and modify Geo tags and show it Virtual Earth. However, GeoSetter reads and modifies the coordinates in EXIF, whereas Virtual Earth reads it correctly in EXIF, but if you change or set the location in EM2 it does it in IPTC and GeoSetter will not see it! So, technically, one could also use EM2 to set missing GPS data (to respond to Johnbeardy's initial question) , but I prefer using GeoSetter.
So far, I still set GPS data manually. I tested the Wintec WBT 201 GPS Data logger for two weeks, had correct the position of so many pictures that I decided to return it and look for a different one. Currently, I consider either the Qstarz Travel Recorder BT-Q1000P or the i-gotU GT-100 GPS. Unfortunately, my Dynax 5D does not support a directly attached device (and my wallet does not support a Nikon
P.S. Sorry, haven't introduced myself. This might(?) be my first append to the forum, but I read for some time. I am an amateur photographer making ca. 3,000 photos per year (since I have a DSLR). Even before I read Peter's book about 3 years ago, I realized that DAM is absolutely need (even before I knew what DAM is ...)