In this video, learn why the “GPS Tracks” app (for iPhone) is the ultimate navigation tool for photographers and how to use it. Apps like Google Maps are great for navigating with your car, but when you’re hiking for photography, you need more capability. GPS Tracks offers the ability to record a trace of your position (to help easily find your way on or off trails), advanced maps with topography and trails, battery-saving GPS modes, the ability to quickly calculate walking distance, waypoints and other tools to find locations that aren’t clearly marked on a map, and much more.
Get GPS Tracks:
See my blog for more details on how to get the most out of this app:
0:00 Intro and why photographers need specialized navigation apps.
1:47 GPS Data module
2:20 Map module (primary navigation)
4:17 Measure distance
6:08 Recommended maps and downloading for offline use
9:06 Tracks module (planning and viewing saved hikes)
12:13 Recommended settings for longer battery life
Sorry Android users, I’m sure there’s a great equivalent for you, but I don’t know enough to recommend an alternate for you. Please comment below if you have any recommendations for Android.