Do my images need geotags in order to be processed with Atlas?

Yes, in order to utilize MicaSense Atlas, it is necessary to upload geotagged images. The easiest way to ensure images are geotagged is to plug the GPS module directly into the camera GPS port. Alternatively, the RedEdge serial or ethernet interfaces can be used to send GPS and time information to the camera via the API as documented here.

Tagging the images after the fact is not recommended, as the images maintain metadata information that Atlas uses, and adding metadata after the fact via most off the shelf tools doesn't preserve this information.

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