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Map Utility
Ver. 1.4
Instruction Manual
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© CANON INC. 2012
CEL-ST6TA210
Introduction
● Geotag images
Map Utility version 1.4 is a software utility for viewing the shooting
locations of images shot with EOS cameras either with built-in GPS*1
functionality or used with a Canon GPS receiver. If you shoot photos with
an EOS 6D*2 or with another EOS camera used with GPS Receiver GPE2, you can view them with the route you traveled (motion paths).
*1 GPS: Global Positioning System, a system of satellites used to
determine the current location
*2 “EOS 6D” and EOS 6D in this manual indicate EOS 6D (WG), the
model equipped with an internal GPS receiver.
Downloading and Installing Map Utility Version 1.4
Map Utility version 1.4 is downloaded and installed automatically when
you install ImageBrowser EX from the EOS Solution Disk (provided with
the EOS 6D) on a computer with Internet access.
Main Features of Map Utility Version 1.4
Main features of Map Utility are as follows.
● View where images were taken
GP-E1
GP-E2
EOS 6D
● Import geotagged images and view shooting locations on a map.
● Import GPS log files
GP-E2
● Connect the GP-E2 to a computer to import and save GPS log
files to the computer.
● Edit GPS log files
GP-E2
EOS 6D
● You can edit information in imported GPS log files.
● View routes traveled (motion paths)
GP-E2
EOS 6D
● Import GPS log files from the GP-E2 or the EOS 6D to view the
routes traveled between shooting locations on a map.
GP-E2
EOS 6D
● Use GPS log files from the GP-E2 or the EOS 6D to geotag
images without GPS information.
● Adjust the logging interval, delete
logs GP-E2
● Connect the GP-E2 to a computer to adjust the receiver’s logging
interval, or to delete log information in the receiver.
● Update GPS receiver firmware
GP-E2
● Connect the GP-E2 to a computer to update the receiver’s
firmware to the latest version.
● Other features
● You can search desired locations on a map, and save shooting
locations or other information displayed in Map Utility as Google
Earth™ files.
● For importing GPS log files in EOS 6D to the computer and
deleting the log information, use the EOS Utility software included
in the EOS Solution Disk provided with EOS 6D.
For details, refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF).
● This software uses Google Maps™ to display images and routes
traveled on a map. Location information in images and GPS logs
is sent to service providers.
● Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection fees or access point
connection fees may apply.
● Geotagged images and GPS logs may contain personally
identifiable information. Be careful when sharing the files or
posting images online where many people can view them.
● Do not operate Map Utility while editing images with Digital Photo
Professional. Edited images may not be saved properly.
About ImageBrowser EX
ImageBrowser EX is required when installing or uninstalling Map
Utility.
When you start up ImageBrowser EX while connected to the
Internet, both ImageBrowser EX and Map Utility will be updated
automatically to the latest version, as needed.
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System Requirements
Supported Files
Image Files
OS
Windows 7*1, Windows Vista*2
Windows XP*3
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating
systems (preinstalled), with an included USB
port. Internet access required.
CPU
1.6 GHz Pentium or higher
RAM
Windows 7 (64-bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 7 (32-bit): 1 GB or more
Windows Vista (64- or 32-bit): 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more
Interface
USB
Display
1,024 x 768 resolution or higher
File type
Still
photos
Extension
RAW
images
Images in Canon RAW format
.CR2
JPEG
images
Exif 2.2, 2.21, and 2.3-compliant
JPEG images
.JPG
Movies shot with EOS cameras
released since January 2012
.MOV
Movies
GPS Log Files
File type
Extension
GPS log files in NMEA text format recorded by GPS
Receiver GP-E2 and EOS 6D
.LOG
*1 Compatible with Service Pack 1
*2 Compatible with Service Pack 2
*3 Compatible with Service Pack 3
OS
Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.7
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating
systems (preinstalled), with an included USB
port. Internet access required.
CPU
Core Duo 1.83 GHz or higher
RAM
1 GB or more
Interface
USB
Display
1,024 x 768 resolution or higher
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Contents
Introduction ................................................................ 2
Downloading and Installing Map Utility Version 1.4 ... 2
Main Features of Map Utility Version 1.4 ................... 2
System Requirements................................................ 3
Supported Files .......................................................... 3
Starting Up Map Utility ............................................... 5
Viewing Image Location Information .......................... 6
Importing GPS Log Files from the GPS Receiver ...... 7
Importing GPS Log Files from the Computer ............. 9
Editing Information in GPS Log Files ......................... 9
Removing Unnecessary GPS Log Files from
the List...................................................................... 10
Geotagging Images.................................................. 11
Geotagging Images Automatically ........................... 12
Updating the GPS Receiver Firmware ..................... 13
Setting the Positioning Interval................................. 14
Deleting GPS Log Files on the GPS Receiver ......... 16
Preferences.............................................................. 17
List of Main Window Functions ................................ 19
Reference................................................................. 21
Installation Could not be Completed Correctly .......... 21
Deleting the Software (Uninstalling) .......................... 21
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Starting Up Map Utility
Select the [
] button ([Start] button in Windows XP)
` [All Programs] ` [Canon Utilities] ` [Map Utility]
folder ` [Map Utility] icon.
Click [Go] ` [Applications], open the [Canon Utilities]
folder, and then open the [Map Utility] folder.
Double-click the [Map Utility] icon.
➜ Map Utility starts up.
➜ Map Utility starts up.
You can also start up Map Utility from Digital Photo Professional
(version 3.11 or later), which is provided with EOS cameras.
For details, refer to the “Digital Photo Professional Instruction
Manual” (PDF file).
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Viewing Image Location Information
Import images into Map Utility and view location information.
window, select the [Images] tab and click
1 Inthethe[ main
] button. On the screen displayed next, select
image files by specifying the storage location or
entering the file names, and then click the [Open]
button.
➜ Image files are imported and added to the image list on the
[Images] tab. Image shooting locations are indicated by red pins
on the map.
● To view images on the map with their location, click an image file
on the image list or a pin on the map.
● Images on the image list may be tagged with times that match
the times for GPS log files on the GPS log file list. In this case,
clicking a pin will show the route the GPS log file has traveled.
● For image files tagged with the shooting direction, pins indicating
the shooting directions are displayed.
● To magnify an image, double-click the image file on the image list
or the thumbnail image shown on the map. For movies (MOV
movie files), a separate window will open for playback. For
movies (MOV movie files), a separate window will open for
playback.
● To view location details of images, select image files on the image
list and select [Display location information details] in the [View]
menu.
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● You can add image files to the image list by directly dragging and
dropping them on the list.
● You can also import image files by selecting the image files in
Digital Photo Professional (version 3.11 or later) and then starting
up Map Utility from Digital Photo Professional.
• Map Utility maps are not displayed unless your computer is connected
to the Internet.
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Importing GPS Log Files from the GPS Receiver
GP-E2
GPS log files stored on the GPS Receiver GP-E2 can be imported into
Map Utility. Once imported, the log information is saved on the
computer.
the main window, select the [GPS log files] tab.
3 InClick
the [ ] button, and then click the [Next]
button on the next screen.
1 Connect the GP-E2 to the computer.
Turn on the GP-E2, and connect its [DIGITAL] terminal to a USB
port on the computer.
Use the interface cable provided with the camera to connect.
● Insert the larger cable plug into the computer’s USB port. For
details on positions and orientations of the USB ports, refer to the
computer instruction manual.
● Insert the smaller cable plug into the GP-E2’s [DIGITAL] terminal.
For details on the GP-E2’s [DIGITAL] terminal, refer to the GP-E2
instruction manual.
2 Start up Map Utility.
(p.5)
➜ GPS log files are imported to the computer and added to the log
file list on the [GPS log files] tab.
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● Imported GPS log files are saved in the following locations:
[Canon Utilities] in the documents folder of the computer ` [GPS
Log Files]
[Documents] ` [Canon Utilities] ` [GPS Log Files]
● Click a GPS log file on the GPS log file list to view routes traveled
(motion paths) on a map.
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Importing GPS Log Files from the Computer
Import GPS log files saved on the computer into Map Utility as follows.
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In the main window, select the [GPS log files] tab and
click the [
] button. On the next screen, specify the
storage location or the file names, and then click the
[Open] button.
Editing Information in GPS Log Files
GP-E2
EOS 6D
Certain information in GPS log files imported into Map Utility can be
edited. The items which can be edited are [Name] and [Time difference]
(time difference between local time and Greenwich Mean Time). This
[Time difference] setting is used in case such as the camera’s [Time
zone] setting is incorrect.
the main window, select the [GPS log files] tab.
1 InSelect
the log file to edit and click the [ ] button.
➜ GPS log files are imported.
➜ Once importing is finished, the files are added to the GPS log file
list. To view routes traveled (motion paths) on a map, click one of
the listed GPS log files.
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➜ The [GPS log file information] window appears.
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Removing Unnecessary GPS Log Files from the List
the GPS log file information, and then click the
2 Edit
[OK] button.
Unnecessary GPS log files can be removed from the GPS log file list.
However, note that the files themselves are not deleted from the
computer.
the main window, select the [GPS log files] tab.
1 InSelect
a log file to remove from the list, and then
click the [
] button.
➜ Edited information is applied to the GPS log file.
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2 On the screen displayed next, click the [OK] button.
➜ The selected log file is removed from the GPS log file list.
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Geotagging Images
Images without location information can be geotagged as follows.
1 Import image files.
main window, select the [Images] tab. Select
2 Inanthe
image, and then click the [
] button.
(p.6)
a desired location on the map, and in the dialog
3 Click
box displayed next, click the [Save] button.
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➜ The blue pin changes to a red pin, and location information is
added to the image file.
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● You can delete location information from geotagged image file by
selecting an image and clicking the [
] button.
● Entering a place name in the search box above the map area will
display a list of possible place names. Once you select a
destination and click the [
] button, the map display will move
accordingly. This is useful when finding shooting locations.
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Geotagging Images Automatically
GP-E2
EOS 6D
Images without location information can be geotagged automatically,
using GPS log information from the GP-E2 and EOS 6D.
4 Click the [Save] button.
1 Import image files.
2 Import GPS log files.
main window, select the [Images] tab. Click the
3 In[ the] button.
(p.6)
(p.7, p.9)
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➜ The blue pins change to red pins, and GPS location information
is added to the image files.
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➜ Latitude and longitude of the images for which the shooting time
matches a time in the GPS log file are labeled with blue pins.
● The GPS location information added is from the positioning
location closest in time to the shooting time.
● To view routes traveled (motion paths) attained by GPS
positioning on a map after adding GPS location information to
image files, click one of the pins on the map.
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Updating the GPS Receiver Firmware
GP-E2
GPS Receiver GP-E2 firmware can be updated to the latest version, as
needed. Download the firmware from the Canon Web site before
following these steps.
Note that downloading firmware requires an Internet connection.
the settings dialog box, select the [General] tab.
4 On
Under [Firmware version], click the [Update] button.
On the screen displayed next, specify the storage
location of firmware and the file name, and then click
the [Open] button.
1 Connect the GP-E2 to the computer.
2 Start up Map Utility.
3 In the main window, click the [ ] button.
(p.7)
(p.5)
➜ Update of the receiver firmware will begin.
● A message appears when the firmware update is finished.
On the screen displayed, click the [OK] button to close the screen.
➜ The settings dialog box appears.
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Setting the Positioning Interval
5 Click the [OK] button on the settings dialog box.
GP-E2
You can specify the interval the GPS Receiver GP-E2 acquires new
position information. Shorter positioning intervals yield more accurate
location information for your images. However, it will consume more
battery power.
1 Connect the GP-E2 to the computer.
2 Start up Map Utility.
3 In the main window, click the [ ] button.
(p.7)
(p.5)
➜ The settings dialog box closes.
➜ The settings dialog box appears.
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the settings dialog box, select the [Settings] tab.
4 On
Drag the slider to the desired positioning interval.
5 Click the [OK] button.
➜ The setting is updated, and the settings dialog box closes.
● You can specify the interval on a eight-level scale, from every
second to every 5 minutes.
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Deleting GPS Log Files on the GPS Receiver
GP-E2
GPS log files stored on the GPS Receiver GP-E2 can be deleted as
follows.
the settings dialog box, select the [Settings] tab.
4 On
Under [Clear log data], click the [Clear] button. On
the screen displayed next, click the [OK] button.
1 Connect the GP-E2 to the computer.
2 Start up Map Utility.
3 In the main window, click the [ ] button.
(p.7)
(p.5)
➜ The GPS log files are deleted.
● A message appears when GPS log file deletion is finished.
On the screen displayed, click the [OK] button to close the
screen.
➜ The settings dialog box appears.
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Preferences
5 Click the [OK] button on the settings dialog box.
➜ The settings dialog box closes.
GP-E2
EOS 6D
In Map Utility preferences, you can configure routes traveled (motion
paths) display conditions. Configuration of these conditions will narrow
down the routes to be displayed, based on data recorded in GPS log
files. The following two conditions can be set.
● Number of satellites used for positioning: The more satellites used for
positioning, the greater the location accuracy.
● HDOP (Horizontal dilution of precision): Calculated from the
distribution of satellites at the time of positioning. The smaller the
value, the greater the location accuracy.
1 Start up Map Utility.
2 In the main window, click [
(p.5)
].
➜ The [Preferences] window appears.
● Append checkmark to the [Only display motion paths for data
matching the following criteria] checkbox when it is not checked.
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the sliders under [Number of satellites in use]
3 Drag
and [HDOP (Horizontal dilution of precision)] to
configure the settings.
4 Click the [OK] button.
➜ The settings are updated, and the window closes.
Clicking [Apply] will apply the current settings without closing the
window, which is useful in checking how the display will change.
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List of Main Window Functions
[GPS log files] tab (p.7, p.9, p.10)
[Images] tab (p.6, p.11, p.12)
Image list (p.6)
Image file (p.6, p.11, p.12)
GPS mark
Pin (p.6, p.11, p.12)
Export file for Google Earth™ button*1
Launch another program button*2
Search map
button (p.11)
Macintosh version:
GPS device
settings button
(p.13, p.14,
p.16)
GPS log file
(p.9, p.10)
Help button
Preferences
button (p.17)
GPS log file list
(p.7, p.8, p.10)
Import from GPS
device button
(p.7)
Import from file button
(p.9)
Edit GPS log file
information button (p.9)
Delete GPS log files from list
button (p.10)
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GPS log file routes traveled (motion paths) (p.8, p.17)
Automatically add location information button (p.12)
Add Landmark button
Add location information button (p.11)
Add images button (p.6)
Macintosh version:
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*1 Export file for Google Earth™
This button enables you to export images and location information in the image list in a standard file format for maps that can be opened with Google
Earth™ . As the [Save As] dialog box is displayed, specify a location to save the file, then click the [OK] button.
Exported files have the file extension “.kmz”
Using these files requires Google Earth™ to be installed. Note that the windows may not be displayed accurately in some versions of Google Earth™ .
*2 Launch another program
This button enables you to start up compatible software. When you click this button, a menu to select software compatible with Map Utility is displayed.
The software you select will start up, enabling you to open the image currently displayed in Map Utility.
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Reference
Installation Could not be Completed Correctly
● Select an administrator-level privilege ([Computer administrator],
[Administrator], etc.) as a user setting. You cannot install the software
if a user setting other than an administrator-level privilege is selected.
For detailed information on selecting an administrator-level privilege,
refer to your computer User’s Manual.
1 Display the folder in which the software is saved.
➜ Open the [Canon Utilities] folder.
● You cannot install software unless you are logged into an account with
Administrator privileges. Log in again into an account with
Administrator privileges. For how to log in and how to specify
Administrator settings, refer to the User’s Manual for the Macintosh
computer you are using or for Mac OS X.
Deleting the Software (Uninstalling)
● Exit all the applications before uninstalling the software.
● Log in under an administrator-level privilege when uninstalling the
software.
● To prevent computer malfunctions, always restart your computer after
you have uninstalled the software. Re-installing the software without
restarting your computer may cause computer malfunctions.
2 Drag the [Map Utility] folder to the Trash.
the [Finder] menu on the desktop ` [Empty
3 Select
Trash].
➜ The software is deleted.
4 Restart your computer.
the [
] button ([Start] button in Windows
1 Select
XP) ` [All Programs] ` [Canon Utilities] `
[ImageBrowser EX] ` [ImageBrowser EX Uninstall].
with the uninstallation as directed by the
2 Proceed
on-screen messages.
➜ The software (Map Utility and ImageBrowser EX) is uninstalled.
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About This Instruction Manual
● It is prohibited to reproduce, in whole or part, the contents of this
Instruction Manual without permission.
● Canon may change without notice the software specifications and
contents of this Instruction Manual.
● The software screens and displays printed in this Instruction Manual
may differ slightly from the actual software.
● The content of this Instruction Manual has been reviewed thoroughly.
However, if you should notice any errors or omissions, please contact
a Canon Service Center.
● Please note that irrespective of the above-mentioned, Canon does
not take responsibility for the outcome of the operation of the
software.
The camera and accessories mentioned in this Instruction Manual are
current as of September 2012. For information on the software’s
compatibility with any cameras and accessories introduced after this
date, contact any Canon Service Center.
Trademark Acknowledgments
● Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
● Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States
and other countries.
● Google™ , Google Maps™ , and Google Earth™ are trademarks of
Google Inc.
● Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
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