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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:05 AM
Bart_van_der_Wolf Bart_van_der_Wolf is offline
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Hi all,

Interesting innovation, a very small (6x5mm) and power efficient GPS receiver that requires very low power, and avoids time losses caused by acquiring a location fix:

http://www.geotate.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRaZ0yJpNyk

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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:50 PM
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Nice one, Bart!
I like the idea of capturing the "raw" GPS data and postponing the decoding until later.
Hopefully it will wind its way into DSLR, not only into P&S
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:12 PM
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I like the idea of capturing the "raw" GPS data and postponing the decoding until later.
Yes, that's what struck me as innovative. Of course it does require a connection to their servers to be able and later decipher the positions of the satellites as recorded at the time of shooting, but it's technically possible to set that up in a reliable fashion. There may also be some other implementation issues, but the concept looks good.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
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I thought this one was pretty clever..
http://photofinder.atpinc.com/how.html
It only supports jpeg files. If it did Canon raw it would be really useful. It takes sd cards, but you can plug a card reader into it to use CF. That's clever also.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:34 AM
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I thought this one was pretty clever..
http://photofinder.atpinc.com/how.html
It only supports jpeg files. If it did Canon raw it would be really useful. It takes sd cards, but you can plug a card reader into it to use CF. That's clever also.
Duke,
that "sync by timestamp" approach was there for ages. There are tons of GPS devices, large and small, that can be used in such manner. The matching software can be even smart enough to let you adjust time difference later, so you don't have to to this silly "set your camera to UTC time" routine.
The advantage of geotate device is that it's easy for a camera manufacturer to build it in, thus totaly avoiding the need of toting extra device.
That, of course, requires a new purchase - but don't we all love getting the new toys anyway? ;-)
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Old February 4th, 2008, 06:46 AM
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To Duke:

I think Jobo's hotshoe-mounted looks interesting (as long as one isn't using flash).
They claim one year battery life.
Ohh, and support for raw aswell.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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The thing I though was clever is that it does the photo tagging without a computer.. Done in the unit. Of course it is a two step thing.. you have to put the card in the unit then read it into your computer for post. oh well.. the more toys the better
I have a Garmin 76CSx that works great. Just need some software to do the sync.
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