Question re GPS and geotagging

Ken Waller kwaller at
Wed Oct 14 10:53:32 EDT 2009

I'd bet the crew would have a name for the places you'll visit,

Kenneth Waller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AlunFoto" <alunfoto at>

Subject: Re: Question re GPS and geotagging

> 2009/10/13 Bob W <pdml at>:
>> You could always do it the old-fashioned way and write it down in a
>> notebook.
> "Excuse me sir, D'you know the name of this place, and that mountain
> over there?"
> Works well most of the time, I agree. My case for buying a GPS logger
> (it's in the mail as I write, been back-ordered since about the time
> this thread started) is the trip to Antarctica. There are
> comparatively few official names on geographical features on that
> continent.
> The UK Antarctic Survey has a comprehensive list of suggested names
> online, however biased towards English speaking explorers' naming.
> It's a decent service anyway, though, as it usually lists any known
> naming controversies. So, if one has a GPS location, one can look up
> the point in the UK service database when back home, and get a more
> decent set of references than any available on one particular map. For
> this case a GPS beats a pen and notebook, gloved hands down. :-)
> Jostein

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