12-18-2018 10:36 AM
Hi, sorry for what may be a old subject.
first, I’m new to DSLRs, having just been gifted a EOS 6d Mark II camera.
Id like to understand if the camera, and it’s wifi connection combination to a IOS smartphone allows the photos to be transferred to the smartphone with its longitude/latitude coordinates AND the more human understandable address or approx location eg using a smartphone to take a photo in the city of Basel, Switzerland, I’d like the camera or the image from the camera to achieve the same Basel tag....is it possible?
thanks in advance
12-18-2018 01:34 PM
12-18-2018 03:03 PM
The GPS coordinates are stored in the metadata file for the image. Certain software, such as Lightroom, has the ability to read that info and show it on a map. No special steps are required for that.
Canon provides a software product - Map Utility - which will show you the location on a map.
When you transfer your files to the iPhone I believe they will show up based on location in the Photos app. I transfer images to my iPad using the USB3 Camera Connection adapter; they go directly in Photos. I don't know if the Canon app does that directly. If not you should be able to copy to the iOS Photos app.
12-19-2018 06:30 PM
The meta-data in the image files is based on adhering to an industry standard called "EXIF". This standard requires data to be in latitutde/longitude format. EXIF isn't a "Canon" standard... it's a camera industry standard that all manufacturers use.
Any translation to city names is handled by software that imports the file, looks up the geo-coordinates, and determines what "city" is nearby. But this is such a popular idea that loads of software applications do this for you. (no need to modify the camera). This is much easier to do on a computer.