[geeks] Good GPS data logger for photographic use
bhutin at yahoo.fr
Wed May 6 07:48:37 CDT 2009
It seems that Nikon sells cameras with internal GPS now.
--- En date de : Mer 28.1.09, Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> a
De: Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
Objet: Re: [geeks] Good GPS data logger for photographic use
@: "The Geeks List" <geeks at sunhelp.org>
Date: Mercredi 28 Janvier 2009, 20h11
On Jan 28, 2009, at 05:16 , Jochen Kunz wrote:
> This is what the garmin device, and any other GPS logger, does. You can
> configure it: Save every x minutes, every y meters or feet, let the
> device automatically decide when to save a trackpoint. With the later
> you can choose high, medium or low accuracy. e.g. if I run with a pace
> of about 5 to 6 minutes per km it saves a trackpoint about every 12 m
> or every 4 seconds in high accuracy automatic mode. If I drive with the
> car on a straight highway with constant velocity it takes a trackpoint
> every 10 to 15 seconds. If I don't move it records a trackpoint when I
> stop and an other when I start.
Yeah, I have a GPS, a Garmin 12XL, but it is pretty old now and doesn't have a
very big log, and no way to download it. It also eats batteries like no
tomorrow. It's very sensitive, but only useful as a navigator.
> If your computer program can read at least one of the several formats
> that gpsbabel can write you can use any GPS device.
I've since found some software to do that. I'll just make that part of my
> It does. But if you really only want / need a logger you may look at a
> dedicated GPS logger as it is smaller. If you get interrested in
> Geocaching or if you want navigation functions, a real GPS handheld
> like the etrex H is better.
One thing I definitely need is a unit that gets good signal in trees and
Most of my time with a camera is either hiking, or urban exploration, and some
units cannot handle that.
> An other issue are bateries. Some GPS loggers have build in
> rechargeable batteries that you can't change. If the battery goes out
> in the field you are out. Other devices use standard AA or AAA
> batteries that you can swap at any time.
Ideally it would have a removable rechargeable like most good cameras.
Anyway, thanks for the information.
I'm currently thinking that maybe I should get one that can also do
navigation, since my 12XL is 12 years old now, and no longer a very good unit
compared to what's available.
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