GeoSpatial Experts announced the release of GPS-Photo Link version 2.1. The new version extends current functionality beyond the basics of linking a photo with the location of where it was taken.

Perhaps the most anticipated feature is an ArcView 8.x extension. With the press of a button, map points are hot-linked to photos and background maps are automatically loaded. Hover over a point, and a thumbnail of the photo will popup.

New features in the 2.1 versions of GPS-Photo Link include:

  • Use almost any GPS including Garmin, Trimble, Leica, Magellan
  • ESRI ArcGIS 8.x Extension
  • Use Garmin Waypoints instead of track logs
  • Use USGS Topo and Aerial Images (auto registered for ArcView)
  • EXIF GPS support for cameras that connect to GPS (Nikon D1, Kodak DCS, Casio QV4000GX)
  • Clickable overview maps Import raw NMEA files (including compass heading information)
  • Manually enter position for photos
  • Supports TIFF files from cameras
  • Supports GPS Datalogger hardware

Other popular features include:

  • Supports most digital cameras
  • Watermark photos with position information
  • Supports different Datums and Grid Coordinates
  • Creates HTML output with overview maps and thumbnails
  • Creates ESRI Shape Files for use in desktop GIS applications
  • ArcView 3.x Extension

The new features can be viewed by downloading a free trial version online at Existing users can upgrade for free by installing the new version over the current version. The retail price of GPS-Photo Link is $229.