EasyTagger: An Affordable GPS Tracking Solution for Photographers

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GPS tracking technology is being implemented in all kinds of exciting and interesting ways. The technology has been used to save human lives by aiding in military operations and emergency response teams. It’s used to help us understand our planet by tracking glacier changes and wildlife habits. It has also been used to help us navigate our travels a little easier. The applications seem endless, and photographers are some of the latests professionals and hobbyists to enjoy the benefits of GPS tracking, with attachments like EasyTag’s EasyTagger device.

Good quality photography equipment is expensive. The savvy spender knows where to find deals, but a serious photography can’t get away from investing in his or her equipment. EasyTagger is a great, cost-effective alternative to some of the more costly attachments, or built-in tracking devices. The EasyTagger is available for $120, and is compatible with most Nikon and Fujifilm S5 Pro cameras, and attaches to the hot shoe. Nikon offers a similar GP-1 GPS unit listed for $265 on their website.

Once the GPS tracking unit is attached to the camera, switched on, and calibrated, it automatically logs the GPS coordinates of each photo. Photographers can collect the location information of their shots using just about any available geotagging software, which serves as a sort of log for the location data. All of the major photo processing software also supports the EasyTagger, including Apple Aperature, Flickr, Adobe Lightroom, Panoramio, Locr, and Picasa.

EasyTag’s EasyTagger equipment is incredibly straight-forward and easy to use. The unit automatically reads and logs the location data of all photos directly into the digital picture. The data can be recorded on RAW, TIFF, and JPEG formats. One small flaw with the technology, not necessarily the device, is that if pictures are captured while moving, the GPS location may take too long to record, and either be skipped or inaccurate.

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