Thanks for mentioning Easy GPS Logger. I used it for the first time yesterday and it worked great… very easy to use and it didn’t drain the battery much at all. I’d also installed GPS Essentials, but found that one had too much going on for a total geotagging newbie to just fire it up and start using it right away.
I also installed GeoSetter on my computer to put the GPS data into the photo metadata after verifying the timestamps were in sync. That was a little less simple to just start using right away since that program has lots of options and isn’t as newbie friendly. I figured it out with some Googling though.
Once I uploaded the photos to iNat, I realized that the coordinates were correct, but that there wasn’t anything in the accuracy field. The file created by Easy GPS Logger does have an accuracy value for each track point, and those values ranged from 3-14 meters for this trip. So I manually selected the photos in iNat and did a batch edit to set the accuracy for all the observations to 10m. I can’t find anything in GeoSetter that references accuracy values. Am I just missing it, or is it not there? Is there another simple free program that would work better?
It’s kind of neat to see my exact path on the map on iNat and when flipping through the pics in Picasa. Previously I had just manually selected a point on the map and dragged the accuracy circle out to approximately cover all the photos I had taken at that general location. Even with using the geotagging though I still went in and selected the photos from the trip and changed the locality name to the name of the preserve, town, state, country code. I think that’s more helpful than the broad place names that get auto-filled in from Google Maps.