[Geowanking] GPS device recommendation
tylerwbell at googlemail.com
Tue May 22 17:51:50 PDT 2007
Everyone will have a favorite recommendation, but my suggested approach:
- Lean towards an in-car device if you will be using your GPS in the
car exclusively (natch). I take mine in the car, hiking, and on the
motorbike, so use a handheld device (Garmin Rino) across the board.
Generally, devices made for the dashboard have bigger screens and are
geared more towards the navigation/POI functionality. Handheld
devices require in-vehicle mounts and will have smaller screens; they
also, as a broad rule of thumb, tend to store less basemap
- You can use a bluetooth GPS receiver, but usually these are tied to
navigation applications (e.g. Telenav) provided through your carrier.
Logging caps will presumably vary accordingly. Investigate the
complete stack before investing in a device.
- Geostamping images via logging and EXIF is an established process.
A quick search on 'exif geostamping' will provide all sorts of links
to automated scripts, procedures, and the occasional GPS and Camera
Bon voyage; I'll be making a similar, but one way, trip later this summer.
On 5/22/07, ilteris kaplan <ilteriskaplan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I am going to do a cross country trip form NYC to SF this upcoming
> month for 15 days. We have a lot of destination points in our way. I
> am really excited about this journey since it's the first time I am
> going to see "other" side of the US. I am also looking possible ways
> of doing blogging and most importantly geotagging my pictures along
> the way.
> Let me summarize what I am looking for so that you can recommend me
> what kind of path I should follow regarding this. I have a Sony
> Digital camera which I am going to take most of my pictures. I am
> thinking to stay away from my phone's camera (Nokia n80). Instead I
> am seriously thinking to buy a GPS device and use its log to synch
> with my camera at the end of the journey(by looking and matching
> timestamps) so that I can add long/lat coordinates to images EXIF
> data. Is this possible? What kind of GPS device should I be looking
> for? What's your favourite one? My phone has bluetooth capabilities
> so I can use a bluetooth GPS device but then do I need a custom
> application on the phone in order to log this data?
> I would appreciate any help
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