We’re happy to announce that TripTracker now supports the import of geotagged photos! Geotagged photos contain embedded geographical location information in the EXIF header section of JPEG images (see this page for a technical description of the relevant EXIF tags). TripTracker is now able to recognise and extract this geographical information from images, thereby eliminating the need to upload a separate GPS track file in order to set the location of photos automatically.
There are a number of tools that can be used for geotagging photos (note that the process is sometimes also called geocoding). The free WWMX Location Stamper and RoboGeo (commercial) are among the most popular tools. Some GPS-ready cameras, such as Nikon’s D1X and D2X, support geotagged photos out-of-the-box. If you’re the lucky owner of such a device, you’re all set to start sharing.