The Jobo photoGPS2 Hot Shoe-Activated GPS Data Logger mounts to your camera's hot shoe and stores GPS data every time you release the shutter of your DSLR. Wherever you are when your camera takes a picture, the photoGPS2 stores a record of the current geo-data, giving you the opportunity to have longitude, latitude, and altitude associated with each picture. A Geohint button on the photoGPS2 unit records the location whether or not a photo is taken. This allows you to record a location before entering a building, where a GPS signal might be unavailable.
Connect the device to your Mac (models with Intel processors) or Windows (XP SP2 or Vista SP1) computer via USB 2.0 and load your photos, and you can use the included Matching software to embed GPS info with the pictures' EXIF data – or include it as an XMP sidecar file. This way you can have longitude, latitude, country, city, and street address information – all based on Tele Atlas map data – attached to the corresponding photos.
Once this is accomplished, the included Organizer software enables you to sort your photos by location, and search them by place name, street, or points of interest, without having to perform any manual tagging.
Note! Reverse geocoding (deriving address data from GPS information) works to varying degrees in different areas. As a general rule, address specificity corresponds with population density.
- GPS data stored with every shot, for storage of up to 2000 locations at a time
- Geo-data is derived via Tele Atlas map material (country, city, street, points of interest within 3.1-mile radius)
- Battery runs for approx. 4 weeks between charges
- Accurate to approx. 33'
- Software includes 3-year Tele Atlas license
- Supported file formats: JPEG, RAW with XMP sidecar file
- Creation of KML files enables viewing on Google Earth