How to Enable GPS on Your Canon EOS 6D - dummies

How to Enable GPS on Your Canon EOS 6D

By Doug Sahlin

Your EOS 6D is equipped with a GPS receiver. When it’s enabled, you can use this option to log the GPS coordinates of each place you photograph. The GPS coordinates are stored as metadata with each image. In addition, you can store a GPS log on the camera that you can use to create a map of the places you photographed. First, you must enable GPS as follows:

  1. Press the Menu button.

    The last-used menu displays.

  2. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Camera Settings 3 tab.

  3. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight GPS, and then press Set.

    The GPS menu appears. Select GPS is the only option available when GPD is disabled.


  4. Press Set.

    The GPS menu expands; Internal GPS is the default option.


  5. Press Set.

    You’re ready to receive signals on the camera GPS from GPS satellites when you take a picture.

When you enable GPS, you see the GPS icon in your viewfinder and on your LCD panel. If the GPS icon is flashing, the camera has not acquired a GPS signal. When the GPS signal is steady, your camera is receiving signals from a GPS satellite.