I'm writing software for our type of people and I would love some input as to how you would like it to work. I'm getting closer to finishing (still a long way though), but I'm at a stage where I have to decide how it organizes the media. That's where you come in :-)
The basics of it is that after a day of recording, taking pictures and having your GPS location logged, the software will combine automatically the media that goes together. In other words, if you recorded a dog barking, and took a picture of it while you had a GPS logger tracking you, it will be able to find them and put them together. You don't need a GPS logger though, it will work just as well combining only photos, sounds, etc.
Any content digitally created will work (camera, recorders, notes, etc.).
Any GPS logging device that can export a GPX file will work, which is most GPS loggers. If not, then there is a ton of software out there to export them. Even the iPhone has apps that log your location and gives you a GPX file.
The main question is how do you want your files to be combined?
It creates a folder per associated media. So if you took three photos of a dog and recorded two sounds, it will create a folder and put them in there, keeping the file name intact.
it keeps the files where they are but renames them so that the pics, sounds and gps location stick together.
I personally prefer option 1.
would you like the originals untouched?
Regardless of how they end up being organized, would you like the original files to be untouched, and just make copies? Or would you like the option to keep or copy?
google earth integration
Would you like an option to export your day's recording path to Google Earth? Would you also like your photos and sounds to be combined and inserted into balloons automatically?
Thanks for any insight! It's gonna be free by the way...