That up there is a photo of the world’s first—a modest claim—camcorder that has built-in geotagging. It’s the result of collaboration between Geotate and DXG, the former a geotagging specialist and the latter a video camera manufacturer.
And geotagging, if you’re unfamiliar, is a process by which photos or video are automatically tagged with the location of where they were taken. Take a photo by the Empire State Building in New York or Camp Nou in Barcelona and your photos will automatically contain that location metadata.
If you’re familiar with DXG, then you might recognize it as little more than a tricked out (via software) DVH586. It’s Geotate’s software, as its name suggests, that does all the hard work, vis-à-vis geotagging.
No pricing or release date info, I’m afraid.
In other news, very soon we’ll all be geotagging from bread lines in and around the greater NYC area. Y’all all more than welcome to join us as we boil the leather of Peter’s fancy kicks.