Looking for GPS recommendations for Maperture Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by odinsride, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I would like to buy a handheld GPS for use with this Aperture plugin:

    Maperture Pro

    According to the website, it supports the following formats: GPX, KML, LOG, NMEA & TCX

    Does anyone know of some good GPS units that support these formats? $200 max, something with good battery life that I could leave running while on a hike.

  2. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I don't have much experience with handheld GPS units. I do have an old cheap one that I use in my kayak, but it doesn't connect to a computer at all. But I can possibly offer a solution at least for the short term.

    Do you have a smartphone? If so, there are a number of GPS apps out there that can save your track and export them in a number of formats. I have and love MotionX GPS for my iPhone. They used to have a free version that worked great, or you could upgrade to the full version for only $3, which I did. As long as you remember to hit the sleep button to turn the screen off, the GPS really doesn't eat that much battery. My iPhone 4 can last plenty long enough for a day hike.

    I can then export a GPX file of the track and use that with some software I have (the name of it eludes me at the moment) to geotag my photos based on the timestamp.
  3. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    I have a Garmin Oregon, but they have cheaper models. If you are looking for a camera mounted GPS, look up Solmeta. I have one and it is the best I have ever used.
  4. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    What?! Literally a day after I post the original thread, they decide to shut down...just my luck. :eek:

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