Photography Field Trips Go Hi-Tech
New GPS-based service guides photographers to the right spot for that winning shot.
- (1888PressRelease) January 28, 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia - Camera in hand, batteries charged, but nowhere to go?
A new free service launched today allows photographers to find great places to photograph - using GPS data.
Savannah Software, a company based in Dahlonega, GA, today announced the launch of a new service called "GPShots".
Using their web-based interface, photographers can pinpoint exactly where they were standing when they took photographs, and share that information with others to allow them to easily find that same location by entering the coordinates into their GPS device.
"It's all about community, and sharing", said Alan Hearnshaw of Savannah Software.
"Being a keen photographer, I'm always on the lookout for good locations to photograph. I have collected quite a few in my area over the years, but dearly wished I could tap into some local knowledge to find more.
I often stored locations I found on my GPS unit so that I could return later. Then it hit me. Why not provide a place where photographers could collaborate on great photo locations?
Most people nowadays have access to a GPS unit. That will get them to within feet of where the original photographer was standing. It's a 'win-win' on both sides - and we'll all be saving a lot of gas!"
Using a combination of Google's Mapping software and new technology built by Savannah Software, the user can pinpoint exactly where they took their photograph without needing to reference their GPS unit.
A user can then search within a specified radius of any point on earth, and the system will return all photo locations within that area.
"It's a free service aimed at photographers - both amateur and professional. It's designed to be fun, and the more people who use it, the better it will be.", said Alan Hearnshaw.
This new service can be found at: http://www.GPShots.com