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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nikon GP-1 GPS Device Now Available

Posted by John Lane in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 PM

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/...-readies-c.html

"Nikon is finally ready to ship its GPS dongle, the rather lazily named GP-1. First announced back in August, the device slips into the hot-shoe connector of compatible cameras (D200, D3, D700, D90, D300 and the brand-new D3X) and records the positional information to the image. This can be picked up later for geo-tagging images, either at home (most image processing software now supports geo-tagging, including Nikon's own ViewNX) or by online services like Flickr."

This is a GPS unit that hooks into the flash connector and tags all your photos with GPS data. Most of the photo hosting sites such as Smugmug and Flickr can use this data and show where your photos were taken. This is such a cool device! I can't wait for Canon to release one.

Tags: GPS, Nikon, GP-1

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9: GPS Hacking

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 11:00 AM

http://mydellmini.com/forum/integra...ini-9-t167.html

"So, I wanted to add a GPS receiver to my Mini 9, but I didn't want to have to use a dongle or other external device. I figured that a netbook really ought to just have it built in, so that's what I decided to do. All of these pictures are links to larger versions. I started by tearing the Mini down and seeing if it was even possible. Luckily, there's a bit of space around where the Bluetooth adapter is located. It wasn't much, but it looked like enough, so I ordered the smallest USB GPS receiver I could find. It's a nice unit with a SkyTraQ chipset and support for AGPS. Once I used the included utility to download an AGPS update into the unit, it gets a location fix in about five seconds after a reset."

There aren't many laptops that come with GPS receivers, but when you consider the size and sheer portability of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (I received mine last week and will do a video of it shortly), a GPS unit is a logical extension of the functionality on this device. The procedure definitely isn't for the faint of heart, but if you want to do what this guy did, the instructions are fairly clear - just be aware that you'll be voiding the warranty, and you might break something.


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