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December 17, 2007 9:47 AM   Subscribe

What is the best, cheapest option to add GeoTagging to my Nikon D50 pictures?

Basically, I just want the simplest, most basic GPS track-recorder you can give me. My googling has yielded less than optimal results. I know that the Nikon D50 doesn't have any way to do it in-camera, so my goal is to record my GPS track, then sync up the GPS track to the photos based on time taken, after the fact, using software (incidentally, recommendations on software also gladly accepted). The recorder doesn't even have to have a screen, it just has to be accurate and easy to download tracks to my PC.

Thanks!
posted by antifuse to Technology (7 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Delorme Blue Logger works fine, but the battery life isn't too hot. I'm sure there are others, but I don't know any off the top of my head.
posted by wierdo at 10:36 AM on December 17, 2007


You need a Trakstick
posted by DrtyBlvd at 11:21 AM on December 17, 2007


Hardware:
+ One of these
+ Or this

Software:
+ GPSPhotoLinker for Mac, free
+ RoboGeo for Windows, commercial

I use GPSPhotoLinker, so I don't really know about Windows software. I hear RoboGeo's good. I also use a Garmin GPSMap 60 instead of a tiny data logger, because that's what I have. But any small data logging gps should work.
posted by hades at 11:27 AM on December 17, 2007


locr and PhotoMapper are free software options for Windows, too. And while I can't give you any first-hand recommendations on hardware, if I were going to buy a small data logging gps, I'd probably get this one.

If you have a smartphone with bluetooth, you could probably get a cheaper BT-only (non-logging) GPS like this one and use the phone as your logger.
posted by hades at 11:49 AM on December 17, 2007


I've never used this GPS logger, but it looks like a good tool for the job. I've had good experiences with the SiRF III chipset it has, and buygpsnow.com is well-regarded.
posted by exogenous at 1:30 PM on December 17, 2007


Many thanks all! I'll check out those options... the Trackstick looks awesome, though it's expensive! That Royaltek one looks like it might be right up my alley!

Cheers!
posted by antifuse at 11:18 AM on December 18, 2007


I use a Gisteq logger from Amazon. The unit is small, about the size of a pager, and has a rechargeable battery. The battery and memory are good (it will last for 7-10 days in my experience), but the software is buggy and seems to crash quite regularly.
posted by MrC at 3:11 AM on December 19, 2007


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