With modern digital cameras and large storage cards, everyone has gotten back from a trip or vacation with virtual piles and piles of photos and at some point, has wondered “where did I take that?” Well, now you can use satellite GPS technology and always know exactly where a picture was taken!
If you’re one of those people who snaps thousands of shots with your digital camera (and hey, why not? They’re free!) but have trouble remembering exactly where you took some of the photos, you need to check-out the Jobo photoGPS.
The photoGPS clips onto the hotshoe on your camera and records latitude, longitude, city, state, street and other useful info with each picture you shoot. Presumably, this will only work with higher-end cameras which 1) have a hotshoe and 2) have some kind of data interface so that the data can be embedded in the photo’s data, but the details are still light, so I cannot say for sure.
However, at only $149, the Jobo photoGPS is a relatively cheap accessory in the world of higher-end digital photography, and it’s certainly the cheapest way I’ve seen to utilize satellites and GPS technology in a consumer level device. It’s expected to be available soon.