Saturday, June 18, 2016

How to get GPS coordinates off your cell phone

So your on a photo journey, and you've found some great shots! You want to go back to the spots or share them with others. Here is how you can capture your current position from your iPhone.

1) No app needed way...

On the iPhone goto

Settings, Privacy, Location Services and make sure "Location Services" is turned on at the top. Then further down the screen look for the "Compass" app and make sure that Compass is "While Using" and not never.

Now, you can open the "Compass" app and you will see your coordinates at the bottom of the screen.

2) Or you can download an App called "GPS Tour". It is free and it is great for capturing the whole days photo locations without having to write them down or screen shot.

Once you download and install "GPS Tour", when you open it your current position is right there on the front screen. So easy! But wait, there's more. If you click on "Edit Locations" icon on the bottom of the screen, you can easily capture all your days journey in one log file. Just hit the "+" sign at each location to capture a location. Then you can enter a description of the location in the location box, even take a quick photo with your phone to remember what this location is. Then Press the "Use Current Position" to grab your current location. Then click "Save" to finish up. Walla! All done.

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