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Old 12-05-2009, 04:46 PM
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Are you looking for a regular handheld GPS or something that works with your camera?
Both really. One so the camera 'remembers' automatically and a handheld Garmin for downloading maps for hiking in the UK or China. The only camera one I can find in the UK is made by Jobo.
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I intend to buy a GPS unit for my Canon for next May's trip. Here they cost 120. Any ideas on possible places to buy in China (in the hope that it is cheaper there) ?

Are Garmins much cheaper in China?

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As far as I can see, it should be possible to save about 23 % by buying the Nikon GP-1 in China (compared to prices in Denmark), so about the same might be possible for the Jobo device.
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Just bought the GP-1 in Zhongguancun, Beijing - about 400 RMB cheaper compared to prices at home.

Still I don't understand how a simple GPS antenna can be almost the same price as a MUCH more advanced Garmin Dakota

I look forward to test it on the wall and see just how much more battery the camera use with the GPS connected.
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Still I don't understand how a simple GPS antenna can be almost the same price as a MUCH more advanced Garmin Dakota
Supply and demand

I look forward to hearing about your results with this device. I hope it works well for you. Reviews on the Web seem to be mixed.
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Supply and demand
Yes, probably only a few people are crazy enough to buy it.
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I look forward to test it on the wall and see just how much more battery the camera use with the GPS connected.
Also look forward to your results. I've been keeping an eye on the cost of the Jobo unit for my Canon and it seems to be going up in price and not down!!
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I just tried to upload a new geotaged photo to my Panoramio account. Earlier it had become very inconvenient to upload photos in the countryside, because they for some reason no longer accepted a direct GPS position input, so a lot of manual positioning was required.

With a geotaged image everything is automatic, so I'll probably begin to upload more pictures to Panoramio and thus Goggle Earth.
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Why not add the GPS location to the image's EXIF data before uploading it to Panoramio? But I guess you don't need to worry about that any longer.
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Why not add the GPS location to the image's EXIF data before uploading it to Panoramio? But I guess you don't need to worry about that any longer.
Because I'd rather spend time on more important things than spending several hours geotagging my photos when it can be done automatic, and because I don't want to do a lot of work adding to Panoramios gallery - then I prefer not to.

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Because I'd rather spend time on more important things than spending several hours geotagging my photos when it can be done automatic, and because I don't want to do a lot of work adding to Panoramios gallery - then I prefer not to.
There is software around which does the job for you: You copy the images to one location, the GPS track to another and everything is done in seconds to minutes. Since you have your GPS (not the lost one ...) always with you it should be any problem at all.
All you have to do is to synchronize the time of your camera to GPS time, but this is not a big deal either.


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