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ATP GPS Photo Finder Mini review | Picassa software

Published on: Tuesday, December 9th 2008                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

ATP GPS Photo Finder Mini review

Uploading pictures with Picasa

After the ATP docking station has added the GPS information to the pictures, it is not visible which pictures were or were not successfully tagged. To prevent you from having to upload 110 pictures to the Internet of which only 38 are actually useful, it's best to use the online upload program of Picasa. This program will first scan your computer and by means of icons it will indicate whether or not GPS information is available for each picture. This is a very convenient function, mostly lacking on other photo sharing websites. Next, the selected pictures can be uploaded to the Picasa Web album by just pressing the button once. Picasa is a product of Google and it is easy to view the pictures through Google Maps or Google Earth with the aid of your Google account.


Walking route in Vierhouten - the Veluwe forest

ATP GPS Photo Finder Mini review

Viewing the route through Google Earth

Once the pictures were uploaded, all I had to do was project the route on Google Earth. Extracting a KML file through the docking station is a piece of cake. How to project the file on Google Earth after extraction, to actually see the route you took, is not explained by ATP. It is quite easy, in fact but you have to know how; you can open the KML file with Google Earth, or you can simply drag the file to Google Earth at which Google Earth will automatically guide you to the correct location. Google Earth also offers the possibility to adjust the route taken to your own liking, for example; give it your own desired color or adjust the thickness of the lines.

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