QSTARZ Platinum tagger
If anyone is still interested
- I don?t know if the thread is still alive, but I thought I would attach an example of the file created by the geotagger we use. ? I did attach a link to a video but it was quite long-winded and so maybe you didn?t bother. Or maybe you just weren't interested
This gadget can record up to 200,000 GPS positions which trace your route.
It has an additional ?press now? button if you want to create a special GPS location
A claimed battery life of 32 Hours if I remember correctly
It has three speed settings ? walking, cycling and driving
You can set it to log a point every second, or less often according to your needs
Synchronise your camera and the tagger before you begin.
Turn it on when you begin your trip, pop it in your pocket, hang it round your neck, dangle it from the camera strap or in our case pop it in the map pocket of the tank-bag.
Turn it off when you get back
Download the file (using the software that it comes with)
It then asks for images and using the time on the image, matches it to the GPS tag and adds the info to the photo details.
If you are using a compact and SLR camera you may want to combine the images in one folder to direct the software at so it picks them all up.
You can then link these images to your route
You can name and add a description to any image.
You can then create a KMZ file for emailing to bore your friends and family with.
The file needs to be viewed in Google Earth and unless you switch off the show pictures option you will see a zillion images not just the ones tagged to the route.
I only tagged a few to demonstrate the concept.
As it was in the tank-bag not a jacket pocket, the GPS tags are static when we parked the bike but as we were never far from it we were OK with that.
We also forgot to change the setting from walking to cycling (probably more appropriate speed for passes than the car setting) This means that the route is slightly ?off? route.
If you can be bothered you can zoom right in and find a scrambled mess which shows you EXACTLY where we came a cropper.
The only negative thing about it is that you will need something to download it on ? we took a netbook ? maybe some mobiles would be able to cope with saving the route files then when you get back home you do the photograph bit.
Also it doesn't cope with RAW files so I put the Nikon on NEF with JPG and slpit out the files before linking the GPS info
Hope nobody has died from TMI