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This is a great how-to on building a GPS system for your DSLR camera. The pictures are tagged with the exact GPS coordinates for later reference. Nice work!

This version eliminates the need for the expensive MC-35 and even the special 10-pin connector. I’ve opted for a quick GPS receiver and encased everything in a small black box with a flash shoe mount. Because it is powered through the camera’s power source, a switch on the side of the box turns off the GPS. Version 3 should include a battery, rechargeable through a USB connection.

DIY Camera GPS system – [via] Link

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DIY camera GPS project for Nikon DSLRs – Link

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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  1. Dan says:

    Brilliant idea but, how much better could it have been to also have 3 axis data so that you know the direction and tilt etc. Then both the camera and the subject locations could be pinpointed.

  2. rv says:

    This is an excellent solution. Bearing or Azimuth would be extremely usefull. is there compass bearing capability with that GPS receiver? Tilt is unnecesary and probably impossible to determine.

  3. rv says:

    This is an excellent solution. Bearing or Azimuth would be extremely usefull. is there compass bearing capability with that GPS receiver? Tilt is unnecesary and probably impossible to determine.

  4. Jason says:

    Use a gyro sensor for tilt. It’s not that useful, but you could do it.