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Digital Camera with Global Positioning Satellite to Record Location with Image

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123331D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cato, RT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a digital camera with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) subsystem that enables the camera to record the location the location the photo was taken.

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Digital Camera with Global Positioning Satellite to Record Location
with Image

   Described is a digital camera with a Global Positioning
Satellite (GPS) subsystem that enables the camera to record the
location the location the photo was taken.

   A GPS receiver incorporated into a digital camera or a
camcorder would enable the geographic coordinates (longitude and
latitude) of where the photo was taken to be recorded in a data field
associated with/stored with the image.  The location information
would be displayed or available when the digital image was later
viewed.

   Digital cameras often have a display on them that shows
the image captured.  This same "all points addressable" display
could be utilized to display normal GPS receiver information:
location, speed of travel, estimated time of arrival, etc.  This
would allow the camera to function as a normal GPS receiver.  Thus
the added cost to the camera for the GPS function would be the GPS
electronics themselves, not the display, nor the battery, nor the
case.  GPS devices available today are small, so the additional
electronics for GPS would not cause the size of the camera to grow
excessively.  The size and cost of GPS electronics will shrink
dramatically in coming years.

   The device that the digital image was viewed on (such as
a PC or TV) could have software that would, if desired:
  o  Convert GPS coordinates to a comprehendible location
     description such as city street, possibly street a...