Wired's otherwise admirable piece on Google Maps/Earth
has this oddly misleading sidebar:
Organizing vacation pics would be so much easier if you could remember exactly where you took each one. The Ricoh 500SE can help: This 8-megapixel digicam comes with a built-in GPS receiver that notes longitude and latitude in the file every time you fire up the shutter. (Programs like Google Maps can decode them.) Not ready to drop $1,100? Try a lower-tech workaround: Follow your photos with snapshots of the readout from a cheap GPS unit and type in the coordinates later as tags on Flickr. As GPS becomes more of a must-have feature, you'll see this kind of kung fu embedded in all your gadgets. Imagine checking your computer to see exactly where you left your glasses.
Now I know sidebars can never fit in all you want, but giving as the two options a $1000 camera and a manual process seem to have left out a more practical middle ground, the one I use: a $100 GPS logger plus some software. See my geocoding photos page for more info.
Maybe I should take Polaroids and stick them on a map with pushpins and string, a la Heros.
Actually, come to think of it, that would be kind of cool.
EXPIRED - Writing photo location in pen on the back of the print
TIRED - Typing coordinates into Flickr
WIRED - automatic geocoding with inexpensive GPS loggers and timestamp matching