Technology and Cades Cove

The track of our visit to Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. August 27, 2010.

One disadvantage to taking lots of pictures on a trip is that it is not always easy to remember where a particular picture or series of pictures was taken.

My blogger friend Neal brought an AMOD geotagger to my attention and I got one a few months ago.  While I have used it to tag the location of some of our pictures, I really haven’t experimented with it to get a good idea of what can be done with the data.

Betsy and I drove to Cades Cove in the Smokies after running an errand in Knoxville Friday morning.  The park service has repaved the Cades Cove Loop Road and we wanted to see how the project turned out.

As we got near Cades Cove I turned on the geotagger.  The yellow line in the screen shot above is a track of where we drove or hiked.  The screen shot is taken from Google Earth and I can put in waypoints and descriptions as you can see.  On Google Earth I can also zoom in or out to give different views of the area.  I could post the track on Google Earth so others could manipulate the view as well, but I’m inclined not to do that.  I have enough trouble posting my current web pages and blogs without adding more.

Map of places in Cades Cove where we took pictures. August 27, 2010.

This second screen shot is from another application that uses the tracking data.  The red dots on the Google map of Cades Cove represent a picture that we took.  When I’m in this application (JetPhoto Studio) I can click on a dot and the associated picture opens up.  This information could also be posted, but again I think I’ll just keep this to myself except for an occasional screen shot.

Hopefully, now that I’ve experimented with some of my new technology I’ll have some pictures to post in the near future.  And if I don’t get pictures posted soon I know Betsy will!

Stay tuned.

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15 Responses to “Technology and Cades Cove”

  1. Neal Says:

    George, all you need to do with the GPS is turn it on every morning before you start (I have mine set to log a point every 5 seconds) taking pictures and turn it off after your done for the day. My batteries last all day…I use the Everready rechargeable batteries and have 2 sets for it in case they do quit during the day.

  2. Sandra Says:

    I enlarged the first photo to see what it was, and was shocked to see it. this is way beyond cool.

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I never even heard of this till you. I guess it can do all kinds of fancy stuff, but it sure would be beyond us!! But it is very cool for someone who is very smart with new tech gadgets like you. And helpful to us to see your actual paths! The first picture looks like a leaf!

  4. Mildred Says:

    This is amazing George. Like Ginny says, this would be beyond me too but my brother sure would enjoy this. Thanks to you and Neal for sharing this remarkable technology.

  5. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    This gadget sounds interesting.

  6. happyone Says:

    That’s really cool. I should do that to the lake I walk around in the morning!!

  7. ewok1993 Says:

    that’s pretty technical now 😀

    but i share your woes about not remembering where those pics are taking.

  8. Darla Says:

    Geez, modern technology. I still haven’t learned all about blogger yet….

  9. Karin Says:

    The first photo looks like a giant leaf placed in the mountains! I can’t keep up with technology – this is fantastic! Looking forward to your photos!

  10. MaryBeth Says:

    I had never heard of this is and think it is interesting but would I use it—maybe not now. Keep us informed. MB

  11. Cheryl Says:

    Wow, I am simply astonished at all the technology out there! I have a hard enough time reading a (paper) road map!

  12. Susie Says:

    That sounds like an interesting gadget George. I’ve never heard of it before.

  13. Carletta Says:

    I remember Neal posting about that. I haven’t really researched it much but as many places and pics that you and Betsy take I can see it being very useful.

  14. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Amazing technology! Can you imagine how different the world would be if Hannibal had had this!? 🙂 or Columbus, or….

  15. Rose Says:

    You and Neal are both making me want one…

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