Still alive and busily mapping New Zealand. I have 6 days of tracks to sort through and upload - and already 416 photos. Tomorrow we head across Cook Strait to the South Island.
I tried last minute to setup a meet-up of New Zealand mappers such as ProjectX Technologies and TripperMap Mark Zeman - but I was late and it's high-holiday-traveling season here, so we had to drink on our own.
I have to say, there still isn't a good tool for dealing with all the GPS and Photo data and information. GPSPhotoLinker doesn't currently handle Pentax RAW files, and I frequently have to jump to Parallels Windows to use Garmin's manager for getting and dealing with maps.
Along the way I've been drawing up ideas and plans for a piece, or interconnected pieces of software that would simplify this process both on the trip and for dealing with when you get back from a trip. Something that handles a mixture of travel planning, updating/downloading en-route, and then cleaning up and publishing from afterwards.