It captures info after the shot is taken. But, much of this information is also added as keywords, which can’t be switched off. My role is to try and document what she finds. I found I had to be disciplined and drop my CF card of images and the Jobo off each night and keep them paired up until I got to internet connectivity. I syncing of the geo information works great, every file has been accurately tagged during the sync process. An interesting ‘pick the best photo’ experiment has been taking place on the internet and now, the results have been announced so let’s find out which smartphone, the world, thinks takes the best photos.

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The Jobo photoGPS datalogger is a lightweight and compact device, intended to be mounted in the hotshoe of a digital SLR and is activated by the electrical pulse that normally would trigger a shoe-mounted flash. The tagger records the GPS data, but you can’t get it out without being connected to the internet. I admit I actually had to read all of the instructions.

We love that it doesn’t just embed the coordinates in the files, but looks them up online and writes the proper longhand location — down to the street — into the relevant IPTC fields. This in turn translates into latitude, longitude and altitude co-ordinates on a GPS receiver.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Through an innovative new capture and process technology, this affordable new device allows automatic geo-tagging by capturing raw GPS data and time which enables new and more efficient ways to organize, search, visualize, and share photo collections.


Jobo announces Photo GPS camera add-on (again)

This is the practice of embedding the coordinates of where a photo was taken, invisibly in its metadata. Of course it’s pretty wide open spaces in Florida, so it had no problem syncing with the GPS satellites. And that’s why 3rd party software doesn’t support it and probably never will. Rated 4 out of 5 nobo Dan C. This data is very helpful when organizing or identifying photos and for the purposes of online sharing and viewing.

The problem is that few cameras record this information automatically, and adding it by hand is laborious. Standard hot-shoe ISO The Mac software is sluggish, however, and not that friendly, and the unit itself falls out of the hot shoe too easily; a tightening phhotogps would be welcome. Rated 1 out of 5 by Frank from software limitations found out why the software is so limited: The person that said it doesn’t work indoors, hit the acquire button before you enter a building and it will use the last sat info for the images.

As such, a fully-charged photoGPS can be used for several weeks without a recharge as the device will “sleep” in-between exposures.

Well, semi-automatically; read on. I found I had to be disciplined and drop my CF card of images and the Jobo off each night and keep them paired up until I got to internet connectivity. I syncing of the geo information works great, every file has photogos accurately tagged during the sync process.

Join For Free Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more. Calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades: When we got back to the hotel the combination of the software with an internet access lhotogps it very straight forward to tag the GPS location to the photos. Visit our Competitions Forum, where you’ll find our monthly competition and other external competitions to enter.


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Jobo photoGPS – Hot Shoe Activated GPS Datalogger GPS B&H

No Longer Available Update Location close. It is a system of satellites that broadcast a specific radio signal to connect to a receiver like this one. No problems with the hot shoe on canon products. Rated 5 out of 5 by Weekend traveller from Up and running in 5 minutes Gave this device a 5 minute surface charge, and when right to work.

Mac OS versions will be released by the end of My wife is the birder.

I run the tagging software while the CF Card is still in the reader, before transferrin the image files to the computers. The external software that is used to download the data then uses the internet connection to access their servers and look up the location, based on the satellite positions and time stamp.

After several attempts I contacted Jobo, who were outstanding in terms of responsiveness. I am using a Nikon D90, and was outside in a wide open area on a sunny day in a major city in the U.