This weekend's trip to the Arnold Arboretum was more than just to get some fresh air, we used the outing as an opportunity for a FirstUse test of our Nikon GP-1 equiped D90 camera.
Digital images are often tagged with info about the capture conditions (F-stops, shutter speed, etc...). When a GPS module is attached, the D90 also attaches the latitude and longitude data to the file. The information may be reviewed directly on the camera. While interesting, the utility is limited when examined in that fashion.
What occurred to us when we were taking the photos was we had no idea of the accuracy of the GPS data. Fortunately, the Arboretum had a map with a big red arrow with the label "You are here."
The power of the GPS info is evident when it is coupled with a mapping software such as Google Earth. We will have more details to show just how cool this is. For now, unless you get one of these GP-1 modules and try it for yourself, you will just take our words for it. [Permalink]- Nikon GP-1 FirstUse