Archive for the ‘GPS’ Category

Another GPS Image Tracker

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

There have been a few postings on The Mobile Genealogist regarding GPS units that attach to your camera to keep track of location information as you take digital photos.     Now Sony has a product that does not require any connection to the camera, it only needs to be on your person as you take the photos.  

If that sounds interesting and you want to know how it works, click HERE to head over to Engadget to read more about teh Sony GPS-CS3KA.

Electronic Breadcrumbs?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Pocket PC Thoughts has some information on a simple GPS unit that can be used as a means to mark a location, then find your way back to that location later.  

Leave the breadcrumbs at home and bring the Bushnell BackTrack instead!

Click HERE to read more.

Geotag your photos Redux

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

On September 29th I had an article about tagging your digital photos with GPS information, now Nikon has officially come out with a Nikon unit that works more seamlessly with Nikon digital SLR cameras.    The cost (about $240) keeps it out of reach from casual photographers, but if you do have one of the more expensive Nikon DSLR’s and want to tag your images with GPS information, more info can be found HERE courtesy of Digital Media Thoughts.

Geotag your photos

Monday, September 29th, 2008


If you have a Digital SLR and wish to have GPS coordinates associated with the images that you take, the JOBO AG photoGPS may be what you are looking for.

Digital Media Thoughts has information on the photoGPS which attaches to the hot shoe of your digital SLR and captures GPS information as you take pictures.   The JOBO software then matches the GPS information stored in the photoGPS to the pictures after you upload them to your computer. 

More information can be found HERE.

GPS on the Today Screen

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Brighthand has an article about a GPS application called “GPS Today” that display GPS information on your devices “Today Screen”.  (Assuming of course you have a GPS!)   Without getting into too much detail, the other interesting thing is that the price is right… Free.

GeoTerrestrial GPSToday

Click HERE for the article.

An Interesting Device

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

The other day I got an email, I’m sure some would call it Spam, from “Earth Products & Accessories”.    It may have been outright “Spam” or a marketing email which came about because of my installation of Google Earth, but in this case the device advertised did peak my interest.

The email read…

Trackstick II Personal Tracker Tracksticks are tiny GPS location recorders capable of continuously logging their own location histories for extended periods of time. The Trackstick records its own location, time, date, speed, heading and altitude at preset intervals. Traveled routes can be viewed directly in Google Earth. Includes GPX photo stamping feature for adding your favorite photos to you own maps.

The first thing that came to mind was it would be handy to track my location when traipsing about the country taking digital photographs of the old family farms, one room school houses, cemeteries or whatever.    (Comparing the timestamp of the image with the timestamps of the GPS location)    And since it will allow you to attach photos to Google Earth, you could then create a virtual tour of your trip.

If that sounds interesting, more information can be found HERE.


Monday, August 4th, 2008

Do you have a Windows Mobile Device with a GPS and want a really interesting application to use with it?  (GPS isn’t actually required for this application, but it can take advantage of one)   Do you like to stargaze but don’t have a handy way to identify what you are looking at?

My Today Screen has a review of iWindows Mobile AstroAnavigator II which looks to be a very nice application and also wins my award for longest application name!

Click HERE to learn more.

GPS Bluetooth Configuration w/WM: FAQ

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Brighthand has a FAQ that discusses how to configure a Bluetooth GPS receiver with Windows Mobile, an exercise that at times can be non-trivial.

Both the FAQ and the comments can be found HERE.

Location Based Genealogy

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Bernie over at HistoricalTownMaps has a “Location Based Genealogy” weblog that most recently discussed the use of GPS with your genealogy.    There are quite a few interesting articles you might find useful, you can visit his blog HERE.