Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 485 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4093 times:
I was hoping to get some advice on GPS data loggers. A quick search in here didn't get any results on similar topics, so here is a new one.
I have a Nikon GP-1 GPS receiver for my D90 which works fine, however it only logs data when I take a shot in the right conditions (unobstructed view, etc.)
As an add-on I am looking for a device which continuously logs & records GPS data when switched on. Since I travel a lot, I can also track where I have been even when I did not take any shots with my D90.
Apparently there are also data loggers which receive a signal in cars and airplanes, which e.g. my GP-1 can't. A quick Internet search gave me a list of data loggers, however only with brief descriptions:
My question is, does anyone have some advice which devices also log reliably GPS data in cars and airplanes? Apparently there are such interesting options as tracking and displaying the flight path of your aircraft in 3D.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Thanks Nicolas, this is what I am after, I think all of the ones I linked are walking GPS devices. The question is which of those will receive a signal in the cabin of airplanes & cars? I came across a very cool 3D map of a flight path from someone who had one of the GPS loggers in his pocket, and it also also convenient for hiking, walking tours, etc.
I haven't tried it in a plane, or really in a car for that matter, because I only use it for geotagging. In other words if i'm not taking pictures I don't really pay attention to it. However, it acquires a lock much faster then my Garmin 60csx which is a pretty good hand held. The m1000 uses a newer chipset (mtk vs the 60csx' SiRF) and from what I understand it's better. I have used my 60csx on a plane. It took a while for it to get a lock and I had to hold it by the window. After it did get a lock I had to keep it on the armrest. I would imagine the m-1000 could at least match that. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgarrido/2203117434/
Jgarrido From Guam, joined Mar 2007, 338 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 3738 times:
Quoting Loran (Reply 4): One more question, does it disconnect when the aircraft is at cruising speed? I had the problem that my GP-1 sometimes looses its signal when driving at higher speeds.
Like I said I haven't tried my M-1000 on a plane yet, but when I was in Japan last year I had it on while we were riding the shinkansen (bullet train). It logged a max speed of 160 mph and didn't lose a GPS lock. Also http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ is the website I used to make the google earth overlay. It can be used to make google maps overlays as well.
Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 485 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
Quoting Jgarrido (Reply 5): Like I said I haven't tried my M-1000 on a plane yet, but when I was in Japan last year I had it on while we were riding the shinkansen (bullet train). It logged a max speed of 160 mph and didn't lose a GPS lock. Also http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ is the website I used to make the google earth overlay. It can be used to make google maps overlays as well.
Awesome, thanks a lot for the info!
I will look at buying one within the next couple of weeks and post my experiences here if the topic isn't archived by then.