Jelbert GeoTagger Knows Where You Took That Picture

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

The Jelbert Geotagger attaches to your camera's flash shoe and knows exactly where you are when you snap a picture. Thanks to its GPS and compass, the Geotagger can note your coordinates, the direction you're facing, and the time and date you took the shot.

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After you get back to photo studio, a.k.a. your step-mother's basement, you can merge this data into the photo's EXIF properties so nerds on Flickr can "ooh" and "aah" that you shot some bird right next to a Starbucks they went to last Thursday. Available now for $283.

Update: Sorry, looks like this thing attaches TO a GPS receiver, and isn't one itself. Blech.

Product Page [Geotagger via The Raw Feed]

DISCUSSION

This is such a garage-shop product to be selling for that price. I mean...look at the switch!

If you're lucky enough to use a Nikon D200 or D2X, then you can snag Nikon's cable for ~$70 and a $130 garmin geko 201 (amazon).

Much cooler, though, is this unit, the non-crappy version of the one pictured above:

http://www.redhensystems.com/products/video…

which writes directly into the image file's EXIF GPS fields, rather than on a separate card which you have to reconcile later.

This guy:

http://www.iceburnslair.com/mapper/

has a great bit of info on using the product above, as well as Google Maps/Earth API, and PERL to create an automated tagging/mapping app.

C'mon, you know that's way cooler than a Radioshack project box with a hole cut in it.