Bad News: 1/27 GPS Data Fail

What a way to find out the GPS on my trusty old camera is dead: all the photos from >300 newts on 1/27 North Side walk showed the same single location point. So rather than take a guess at each location (based on time or whatever), I've deleted all the observations from that day. Apologies.

Posted by anudibranchmom anudibranchmom, January 31, 2020 16:15

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Too bad! I'm always concerned it will happen while I do the survey. I've got some issues with my iPhone camera now, so I'm constantly checking the photos, making sure they are saved (and still very concerned till I download them safely to my computer).
Also - it seems that we were both surveying the same section of the road. The calendar has you doing the south side on Monday. I added myself for the north side on Tuesday. Is there a better way for us to coordinate?

Posted by merav 2 months ago (Flag)
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Really sorry about your data, @anudibranchmom. Life is like that sometimes.
It's interesting that Robin recorded 317 observations on Monday and @merav recorded 464 on Tuesday along the same stretch of road.

Posted by truthseqr 2 months ago (Flag)
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Not the same stretch - just a typo in the headline.

Posted by anudibranchmom 2 months ago (Flag)
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UPDATE: Additional bad news, which may come as a relief to those of you who have been so patient with my many errors: During this same ill-fated walk, I tore a tendon in my foot and though I powered through (for nothing), I have been told by my doctor to take a break from hard-surface hikes for 4-5 weeks. See you in March, I hope.

Posted by anudibranchmom 2 months ago (Flag)
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@anudibranchmom, I'm really sorry to hear about your torn tendon. Please take good care of yourself.

Posted by truthseqr 2 months ago (Flag)
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sorry to hear that, @anudibranchmom. take care!

Posted by merav about 2 months ago (Flag)
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@anudibranchmom. I just encountered the same issue this week with a few pictures I took. It turns out that I forgot to set my camera date/time for daylight savings. When I merged my photos with the GPS data file (that had the right date), all photos showed up in the same wrong location. I used the date/time offset feature of GeoSetter (the program I use to write GPS data to my pictures), and everything turned out OK.

Do you think this could be the problem with your camera? If so, is it fixable?

Posted by truthseqr 17 days ago (Flag)

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