I haven't had personal experiences with these little beasts ( they
are only Windows compatible and I run a Mac), but they do seem to be
gaining in popularity. There are several makes on the market, so a
bit of research wouldn't go astray. Have a look at
for a few other makes. If you are rich enough to lash out on a Nikon
D1X or D2X camera, Red Hen Systems have a nice little number that
fits onto the flash hot-shoe and link to any Bluetooth enabled GPS
and adds the position to the EXIF data for each JPEG image. I imagine
that it won't be too long before this technology comes standard on
Two things to remember about geo-tagging are;
1. that all these gadgets do is tell you where you were when you took
the photo and that a notebook will do the same, and
2. they are only a fairly cheap GPS and and will share the
limitations of usefulness that cheaper GPS's have, such as loss of
signal due to cloud cover, foliage, ionospherics, etc.
It is an interesting area of technology to watch.
On 01/03/2008, at 12:20 PM, Jill Dening wrote:
I wonder if any subscribers have experience of the picture tracker
photofinder at the following website. I am a bit interested in it,
but perhaps others have a better option. I like the way this item
allows bypass of a computer for date and location stamping. Bypass
would be an advantage when travelling. I take a lot of shorebird
habitat pics, and the locator ability would be a distinct advantage.
Any feedback would be appreciated from someone who knows how the
little beast performs.
From the website:
-Designed for Google Earth & Google Maps
-Compatible with digital cameras for major brands and all major card
formats on the market.
-Built-in LCD screen provides instant feedback on the status GPS Data
synchronization without PC
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