Temple Image with GPS coordinates. Click for a larger version.
The GPS system is increasingly important to photography. It will help you figure out where you took some of your more obscure photos, and more and more photo editors want GPS information for the photos they publish. The GPS system inside your smart phone can put your family at risk. A GPS communicator could save your life. This series will help you learn the ins and outs of GPS, plus keep you and your family safe.
Updated and reposted Dec. 29, 2016.
“How To” Series: Using GPS – An Overview (this article)
The Why and How of Adding GPS Information To Your Photos
Checking the GPS Location Accuracy of Your Camera, Part One
Checking the GPS Location Accuracy of Your Camera, Part Two
“Where Were You When You Took Those Photos?”
Using Google Earth to Find the Name of a Mountain (and How to Get GPS Info Into Google Earth)
Geo-Tagged Photos: Posting Photos Online Can Put Your Family at Risk
An Exif (Metadata) Viewer for Firefox
Satellite Communicators: The GPS Messaging Devices That Can Save Your Life
GPS accuracy information at GPS.gov
Google Earth. Yellow Pin: GPS Coordinates. Red X: Actual photo location. Click to get a larger version.