When is a picture worth more than 1000 words? When you use a Garmin GPS to add geotagged coordinates. A mapping handheld device equipped with a camera can save the exact location where a photo was taken. Garmin employee Nate tells us about using the GPSMAP 62stc this winter to geotag his travels:
While I haven’t visited any climbing crags lately, the warm winter temps allowed for additional outdoor adventures. Home for the holidays in Southern Oregon, I mountain biked the steep switchbacks of Roxy Ann Peak, cross-country skied near the rim of Crater Lake, hiked to Pilot Rock, searched for yeti in the redwoods, and took in a sunset on the coast. The 62stc captured it all with detailed track logs, elevation profiles, and geotagged pictures.
The 62stc also did well on a family ski trip to Utah. Multiple drops, snowy crashes, icy gloves, and freezing conditions were no match for this rugged device. It’s a good thing the 62stc is built tough, seeing as my snowboarding skills have not improved!
Now that spring is here I am splitting my time between the roads and the trails. I’m pounding and peddling the pavement in preparation for races like the recent Garmin Marathon (just the ½ for me) and some upcoming triathlons. Trail runs and rides are getting me set for races of the off-road variety. It’s easy to track all my multisport mileage with another Garmin device, the Forerunner 910XT. I still like bringing along the 62stc, with a bike mount accessory, for photo-ops like this teeter-totter on a local trail.
If you’d like to geotag your own adventures check out all our On the Trail handhelds with built in cameras. To ensure your routing from home to hilltop stays on track check out our road map updates or try an On the Trail Map like our TOPO or BirdsEye series. Tell us about your adventures via our Facebook page and be sure to include pictures. Now get out and EXPLORE!!