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    Hihi

    I am planning to buy a GPS data logger so i can geotag
    so battery life and USB cable to download the GPS points is a must.
    hopefully its also a bluetooth GPS recevier that can connect to a nokia E51 and work with nokia maps but this is optional.

    I searched through forum and found a few ppl who have done this but I would like to ask what device you recommend

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    I am eyeing
    this
    http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/...ux-m241-review

    but any ppl know where and how much i can get something like this for?

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    btw i saw this
    http://www.qstarz.com/Products/GPS%2.../BT-Q818-F.htm
    at sale at comex but i lost the address of the place.
    so if anyone knows can tell me?
    fd the review here
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=368972&page=2

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    Arrow Re: GPS data logger for geotag photos

    I bought the Holux M241 online from plum bargains in Hong Kong.

    http://aplumdeal.ecrater.com/category.php?cid=223903

    I'm also able to pair it with my Nokia E71.

    For Qstarz products, you can contact the below mentioned distributor.

    http://www.makagps.com/

    HTH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemujin View Post
    I bought the Holux M241 online from plum bargains in Hong Kong.

    http://aplumdeal.ecrater.com/category.php?cid=223903

    I'm also able to pair it with my Nokia E71.

    For Qstarz products, you can contact the below mentioned distributor.

    http://www.makagps.com/

    HTH.
    thinking of getting the holux m241 too.

    how safe's the purchase from the online ah? and roughly how much did you pay for in SGD in total in the end?

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    I can't remember how much I paid for the Holux M241.

    They'll give you a tracking number to track your package.

    I've some photos of the Holux M241 in my Flickr album.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xtemuji...7601590395648/

    HTH.

    Quote Originally Posted by harper View Post
    thinking of getting the holux m241 too.

    how safe's the purchase from the online ah? and roughly how much did you pay for in SGD in total in the end?
    Last edited by xtemujin; 19th October 2008 at 11:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemujin View Post
    I can't remember how much I paid for the Holux M241.

    They'll give you a tracking number to track your package.

    I've some photos of the Holux M241 in my Flickr album.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xtemuji...7601590395648/

    HTH.
    thanks a lot.

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    Bought my BT-Q1000p bluetooth GPSr qstarz brand having fun wiht it!
    <1 min get sat lock in open area
    cos of MTK chipset.

    it pairs with my nokia e51 with no need for configuration or installation of new software!
    if u willing to pay for data charges you can see your position on nokia maps!(it downloads map data) which is free if u are in wireless@sg.

    the provided software integrates with google earth
    u can geotag ur images from there or use www.locr.com to geotag it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by slaam View Post
    Bought my BT-Q1000p bluetooth GPSr qstarz brand having fun wiht it!
    <1 min get sat lock in open area
    cos of MTK chipset.

    it pairs with my nokia e51 with no need for configuration or installation of new software!
    if u willing to pay for data charges you can see your position on nokia maps!(it downloads map data) which is free if u are in wireless@sg.

    the provided software integrates with google earth
    u can geotag ur images from there or use www.locr.com to geotag it..
    Hi,

    I'm also keen on the BT-Q1000P.
    Care to share more information and where u got it from?

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    I got the AMOD 3080 from this link.

    Very simple device. The best feature I like is that the log files it produced are in standard NEMA format and you can just copy out from the device (it appears as a thumbdrive) without any driver to install so I can use it both on windows/lnux.

    I use the open source GPicSync instead of the supplied software to synchronise the GPS track with my .CR2 files. So confirm the software can work with Canon RAW files from 400D.
    See my flickr

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    GPicSync looks interesting!
    will try it out

    I got mine Qstarz from SL sq retail is $199 .. you can try bargaining!

    I am trying to arrange a private MO for my friends pm me if interested..

    going to find time to write a review and howto geotag photos very soon as well.. when i can find the time.

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    Interesting thread. I've a Garmin 60CSx GPS. Anyone has a similar GPS or an eTrex? I understand from the user manual nikon cameras can pair up with Garmin GPS through a connector. Anybody tried it?

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    Yes, you can use the 60CSx to geotag for Nikon cameras with the 10 pin circular input by buying the third party cable.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=330479

    Personally, I find that it's too bulky and would suggest the Solmeta DP-GPS N1+ which is at the price of US$175.

    http://www.solmeta.com/en/products_detail.asp?id=12

    Alternatively, you can geotag with the 60CSx by tracklog and using software to geotag the photos through the time stamp.

    You can check some of the GPS solution for Nikon cameras on my blog.

    http://xtemujin.blogspot.com/

    HTH.

    Quote Originally Posted by Genie In A Lightbox View Post
    Interesting thread. I've a Garmin 60CSx GPS. Anyone has a similar GPS or an eTrex? I understand from the user manual nikon cameras can pair up with Garmin GPS through a connector. Anybody tried it?
    Last edited by xtemujin; 21st October 2008 at 09:38 PM.

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    i personally find it a bother to tether any GPS unit on my already heavy camera.

    setting ur camera clock to the GPS clock is the best solution IMHO

    after that you can write your GPS info into the exif with the many software available.

    the software that comes with the Qstarz even allows for shifting due to time zones or wrong time setting ... so its pretty convenient.

    having a garmin tied to a nikon is like inviting others to ask me why i put a walkie talkie on my camera

    which is a pain also when i wanna put my cam on a tripod and i have to find a place for my garmin..
    dun u think so?

    just use the garmin to log the GPS points

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodLamb View Post
    I got the AMOD 3080 from this link.

    Very simple device. The best feature I like is that the log files it produced are in standard NEMA format and you can just copy out from the device (it appears as a thumbdrive) without any driver to install so I can use it both on windows/lnux.

    I use the open source GPicSync instead of the supplied software to synchronise the GPS track with my .CR2 files. So confirm the software can work with Canon RAW files from 400D.
    Hi, thinking of getting a GPS logger too.

    Wondering if this brand will auto-off when it could not get any signal? I hope not.

    Thanks.

    .

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    qstarz one won't switch off GPS function if its in logger mode
    but it will switch off when in NAV mode if it can't get a bluetooth connection to save battery (makes sense)

    one gripe ( hey i am honest reviewer) is that I can't turn off bluetooth in logger mode
    i feel it wastes battery life .. but then again mine is pupported to last 32 hours (haven't got the chance to test the limit yet)

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    No it will not auto off. However according to reviews it will comsume more power when it can not lock on to signal. Your tracks get a bit hay wire at the parts where you lost signal though.

    BTW it has no bluetooth function. strictly a simple standalone GPS logger.
    See my flickr

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    Data logger is not quite accurate to a certain point. That is the big problem. You have to adjust it manually. As an advantage, it can record trait. personally I suggest you to own both of the products or a product owns both features.

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    Reactivating this thread after a long break :-)

    I bought a Qstarz BT-Q1000P travel recorder and have found it quite satisfactory so far in my light usage. No problems getting a fix outdoors, and locational accuracy has been pretty good. At least on Google Earth, the tracks have generally been spot-on, and where they haven't been, I'm not sure whether it's Google Earth that's not calibrated, or the recorder that's off.

    The only thing I just noticed is that the altitudes seem off. The recorder shows altitude of 25 m even when I am right by the sea. Is that a known problem with GPS devices in Singapore ? I'm not exactly sure what is the zero-point for altitude. Is it mean-sea-level, or is it relative to some nominal spherical earth ? Or is that just within the error-bounds for this type of device ?

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    from what i understand.
    high accuracy GPS devices for altitude require specialisation.
    the generic ones are only good for lat long.

    do u have a nokia phone supporting gps?
    my e51 can interface with the qstarz.
    and there's additional info there that says that the altitude is accurate to _+ 25 metres i think .. not sure have to dbl check..
    it gives a much lower number for the lat long distance standard error

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