Nikon geotagging with PhotoTrackr GPS

We’ve talked about GiSTEQ here before and their “Trackr”s. Well there’s a new one; specially for your Nikon DSLR camera. It is already out and it only costs $180.

The biggest difference from the older GP-1 is that PhotoTrackr does not rely on the hot shoe for power, but uses a rechargeable battery and attaches to the 10-pin connector. So you’re still free to use the hot shoe for a flash. Another advantage is that GiSTEQ’s PhotoTrackr can track 44 satellites at once to get you a position fix. There’s actually a pretty good comparison here.

What you do is connect GPS adapter to the camera and then your Nikon DSLR will receive GPS data from the GPS receiver and embed GPS info into the photo’s EXIF data. This data is transferred wirelessly to the camera via the Bluetooth connection…

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PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

If you’re into goetagging you’ll remember that more than a year ago we mentioned Gisteq’s PhotoTrackr. Just last week they announced a new version of the device called PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900.

The new one is smaller, cheaper, and more compatible. It doesn’t really “hook up” to your camera - you just sync the clock on your camera and then take the PhotoTrackr with you. PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 can last up to 17 hours in continuous mode and it can track 65 satellites at once. The GPS chipset is from Skytraq which can provide tracking with signals as weak as -160dBm.

It can store up to 250000 records in its tiny 2MB storage space and the software that comes with it works with PCs and Macs.

It costs $69 and will start shipping in November.


Gisteq PhotoTrackr

PhotoTrackr is Gisteq’s latest gizmo for tracking where your photos were taken. It looks very similar to Holux M241 and does the same thing as ATP Photo Finder.

PhotoTrackr runs on a AA battery which they claim it lasts for 22+ more hours under normal use (we doubt it), but it does have a smart power management feature with a built-in motion sensor so the ‘normal use’ may involve you sitting still 18 hours :) Gisteq put the super sensitive 51 channel MTK GPS receiver in this GPS tracking device and of course threw in all the software to integrate with Google Earth. It also supports Flickr, locr, Smugmug, and Picasa Web Albums.

PhotoTrackr sells for about $180 on Amazon, but only $90 on Semsons.