Jobo Photo GPS
This Macworld post provides some details about the Jobo Photo GPS.
It’s hard to tell exactly how this thing is going to work, but I assume that it uses the contacts in the hot shoe to record the location every time an exposure is made. That’s a great idea.
To be really useful, such a device needs to emit track logs that are compatible with other, more mainstream GPS devices, so that tools like Downloader Pro, ImageIngester Pro, etc. can accomodate them. Given that the info on the macworld post talks about Jobo software, I’m guessing the tracklog won’t work that way.
Still, we can hope. Or we can hope that this device will get enough distribution that the photo software world will support it directly.
In any case, this product has now been announced TWICE – once a year ago, and then just recently.
Maybe I’ll just go buy a little Garmin or Magellan unit and duct tape it to the top of my EOS-5d. Anyone got any recommendations on which unit to buy?