Maasai Mara 2019: Where Exactly Were We?
Subsequent to our first trip to Kenya in 2015, I produced a detailed map showing a daily breakdown of the locations of our various sightings, visits and other activities, by plotting on a Google map the GPS coordinates I had captured during our travels.
The map I produced as a result of this trip is even more detailed, as I had not only the smartphone app I used last time, but I also had a much newer camera - the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - with an in-built GPS receiver, which I had enabled to record to the EXIF data the GPS coordinates of every image and video I captured.
The map from this trip is much more extensively detailed, as I spent considerable time plotting the location of just about every sighting.
I found that I needed my smartphone app less, as any time I captured an image or video with my camera, I had the GPS location automatically recorded; but I did use the app on quite a few occasions, typically when we were at a specific location or doing something which did not involve photography at the time.
I always find it interesting to know the geography of a place I visit, and to see where we have been. There was certainly a lot of overlap with the general areas in which we had sightings during the first trip (and even specific locations such as Leopard Gorge and Mario's Tree), but we also spent time in other areas which were new to us.
Published on Saturday, 28th December, 2019.
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