GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Plus™ is an exciting photo geotagging solution that is created especially for Nikon digital SLR cameras. Geotagging lets users store GPS information with JPEG and RAW files that allow them to view where and when they took a specific photo.
GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Plus™ brings convenience to the geotagging process by streamlining GPS info with photo files without affecting photo processing workflow. By adding PhotoTrackr Plus to a camera, users can easily turn their DSLR into a GPS camera.
GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Plus™ combines the technology of both a GPS receiver and a geotagger into one small package. Users would never need to carry an external GPS receiver while shooting pictures ever again. Simply plug in the GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Plus, and it's good to go!
TIPS: Photo Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to photographs. These data usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as altitude, and place names. Photo Geocoding refers to the process of adding non-coordinate based geographical identifiers, such as a street address, to the photographs.
Compatible Models With PhotoTrackr Plus:
PhotoTrackr Plus RT-01 (THIS VERSION) - Nikon D4, D800, D800E, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D2X, D2Xs, D2Hs, D3, D3X D3s, D4 and Fujifilm S5Pro
- GiSTEQ™ PhotoTrackr Plus™ GPS Receiver
- Shutter Release Cable
|Data Retention||Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Heading, And Time Information|
|Update Rate||Once Per Second|
|Time Stamp||Time Required For Satellite Acquisition|
|Cold Start||Approx 30 Sec (open sky)|
|Hot Start||Approx 30 Sec (open sky)|
|GPS Accuracy||5 Meters|
|Power Source||Supplied From Camera Body|
|Avg. Working Power Consumption||60 mA|
|Avg. Sleeping Mode Power Consumption||2 mA|
0 Degrees C - 40 Degrees C
|Dimensions & Weight||24.0 mm x 33 mm x 13 mm, Approx 13 grams|
Remote Cord (sold separately)
1. When camera is off, plug your GPS receiver into the camera’s GPS/remote interface.
2. Turn on your GPS receiver.
3. Go into the compass calibration mode, rotate the camera 180 degrees horizontally within 1 second.
4. If the camera not rotates horizontally within the first 2-3 seconds, the GPS receiver will skip the calibration mode.
5. After the GPS receiver finished or skipped the compass calibration mode, the LED on the GPS receiver will blink RED once/second. Then it will start searching for GPS signals for about 3 minutes.
6. After the GPS signals is fixed, the LED light blinks GREEN continuously for a few seconds, then go into Sleep Mode with LED GREEN light blinks once every 10 seconds.
7. Turn on your camera
(a) GPS icon will show on your camera LCD display panel. Take a picture at his time, the GPS location data will be written into the photo’s EXIF automatically
(b) GPS receiver hot start from sleep mode needs a few seconds. Before GPS receiver gets fresh GPS data, camera will write the last known position into photo’s EXIF files.
8. After AUTO METER OFF or turning off your camera, the GPS receiver will go into Sleep Mode.
9. The GPS receiver will wake up from Sleep Mode after camera shutter is half-pressed or camera is turned on.
10. When the GPS receiver is turned off, power will be off completely.
11. If needed, the 2.5 mm remote cord for Remote Shutter Release can be connected via the GPS receiver.
Compass calibration not working:
Turn on camera, try rotate camera 360 degree horizontally within 1 second.
Satellite acquisition process slower than normal:
Turn on GPS receiver for a few minutes before turning on your camera.
Get GPS data when nearby building or in a bad weather situation:
Keep camera off, turn on GPS receiver only. Let it search GPS signals for about 3 minutes. If it there is no GPS data within 3 minutes and go to the camera menu -> auto meter off – off. Keep camera ON until LED blinks Green about once/second.
Camera Setup Menu Options:
The GPS item in the setup menu contains the options listed below: [Auto Meter Off] choose whether or not the exposure meters will turn off automatically when GPS unit is attached. – exposure meters will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for the period specified in Custom Setting c2 ([Auto Meter-off delay]). This reduces the drain on the battery but may prevent GPS data from being recorded if the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down without pausing.
– exposure meters will not turn off while a GPS unit is connected; GPS data will always be recorded.