Many of us as photographers are also gadget hounds, and the ability to accessorize our cameras with the latest and greatest gadgets and doohickeys is both a boon and a curse.  It’s a boon because we have so many options available to us, and it is a curse for the same reason – because we have so many options available to us.  A perfect example of this is the development of GPS attachments.

GPS (Global positioning system) units allow us to add the longitudinal and latitudinal information to the meta data of our digital images.  This can help us locate the picture on a map, find the location later, and adds another type of data that we can filter for when managing our images.  As the technology has advanced, the price has come down to the point where the ability to incorporate such an accessory is much more feasible.

Here are some of the more popular GPS units on the market these days.  While I have not tested these, coming from the article Jack neubart wrote in the May issue of Shutterbug, I would suspect that these are some of the more well-known devices available:

  • Amod AGL3080
  • DeLorme Earthmae GPS PN-40
  • Eye-Fi Explore
  • ATP GPS Photofinder
  • GiSTEQ Phototracker CD111
  • Jobo Photo GPS
  • QStars BT-Q1000X
  • Sony GPS CS1KA
  • Super Trackstick
  • Wolverine GEO-35

I was able to get some pretty detailed reviews on each of these devices, along with their respective software components by performing a simple Google search of the device name, and rather than regurgitate all that information here, suggest that those who are interested in learning more detailed information do the same.

Special thanks for the collection of all this data to Jack Neubart over at Shutterbug magazine for his very informative article and summary on all of these devices.  If you’d be interested in the summary, be sure to pick up a copy or subscribe to the magazine today – it’s one of the better resources on the internet!  Happy Shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for the Software Review – very exciting one too, so be sure to add CB to your feeds!

3 thoughts on “Where oh Where can You Go? (GPS Units)

  1. One of my photography friends has a GPS constantly on his camera and he swears by it (I’m not sure which model). With the massively advancing social networking scene I can see the GPS being a standard part of cameras pretty soon. I’m guessing this is all very simple already for devices like the iPhone (I don’t have one so don’t know).
    Should say good post! Looking forward to seeing your next one!

  2. One of my photography friends has a GPS constantly on his camera and he swears by it (I’m not sure which model). With the massively advancing social networking scene I can see the GPS being a standard part of cameras pretty soon. I’m guessing this is all very simple already for devices like the iPhone (I don’t have one so don’t know).

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