Over the weekend the boys and I went on a hike at the Ledges Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was a wonderful warm Spring Day in March. The park is located in Ohio between the cities of Akron and Cleveland and follows the Cuyahoga River Valley.
I used an Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger to track our location and ultimately geotag the photos. When I got home I used the “Map Module” in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and Jeffrey Friedl’s Geoencoding Plugin for Lightroom to add Location Data to the photos. I have found that the Jeffrey’s Plugin works better then the built-in features of LR for the following reasons:
- The GPS Logger I am using does not use GPX and must be converted before Lightroom will be able to use it. Jeffrey’s plugin has options to convert it on the fly and not require any additional effort on my part.
- The reverse Geoencoding in Jeffrey’s Plugin works better and easier than the native one built into LR and allows you to encode a large number of photos with one click as a batch
Below you will find screen captures of the LR Map Module showing the GPS Track and photo locations.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the images I captured.