Today I got my first hands-on experience with the GP-E2.
Installing the GP-E2 software is easy. It is called Map Utility and it is integrated also with Canons Image Browser software.
Installing the GP-E2 on the camera is easy as well. Just make sure you have the right firmware that support the GPS settings on your camera.
I went out - a rainy day - and shot in two different locations some photos. You can actually see the direction, latitude, longitude, elevation and utc (geotagging information) on the display of your LCD screen after taking the photo.
Back home I selected the images from Image Browser and then clicking the Map Utility icon in the menubar of Image Browser to locate them on the map. Very easy process as well
Display on the map in two ways:
- the direction from where I took the photo
- the location from where I took the photo.
- The display on the map of the direction from where I took the photo was not correct. This happened on all 13 photos.
- The location of the 12 photos was within 10 meters correct. The displayed location of one photo was 50 meter away from where I took the photo. So not accurate.
Now, all this may be due to very cloudy sky because it was raining and maybe to GPS signal could not get through well.
I will check it again with some less cloudy weather.
Love to hear tips and your hands-on experience