Jobo photoGPS Models receive an Update

Two new photoGPS models have been launched by Jobo that bring more capacity and more locations to the GPS tracking devices.

The Jobo photoGPS 2 and photoGPS 4 are devices that sit on the hot-shoe of a camera and track GPS coordinates each time a photo is taken. When transferring images to a computer and the GPS information from the photoGPS module, the details are then merged.

These two new models have more coverage in streets, municipalities and POI’s by 23%, 42% and 27% respectively.

The new photoGPS models are going on sale this month with the photoGPS 2 model costing ‚¬99 and the photoGPS 4 model costing ‚¬129.

The difference between models is that the 2 model can store 2,000 on it’s internal storage while the 4 model will store up to 4,000 locations.

JOBO offers improvements to the Reverse Geocoding Service for all photoGPS models in two categories. On the one hand the software features improved results specifically for Japan due to incorporation of additional data sources. The algorithms have been modified in order to generate results which better fit the expectations of Japanese users. On the other hand the photoGPS software features an improved coverage thanks to an extensive database by using the latest updates from Open Street Map. The coverage has been optimized by increasing the number of streets up 23%, of municipalities up 42% as well as increasing the number of nearest points of interest up 27%. Users do not need to do anything to take advantage of these improvements. The photoGPS software will automatically make use of the improved Reverse Geocoding Service.

photoGPS Specs

Capture time: about 0.4 sec
Storage capacity: up to 2,000 locations (photoGPS 2) / 4,000 locations (photoGPS 4)
Accuracy: approx. 12 m
Reverse geocoding providing the real address (country, city, street, POI)
Interface to camera: standard hot-shoe (ISO 518:2006)
File support: JPEG, RAW with XMP sidecar file
Power source: internal rechargeable Li-Poly battery
Typical battery life: 2 months (100 captures per day)
Status information: via 2 LEDs
PC connectivity: USB 2.0
Battery charging: via USB 2.0

Requirements for usage: computer with internet connection
Operating systems: Windows XP, 7, Mac (Intel)
Dimensions: 68 x 20 x 43 mm (without adapter)
Weight: 80 g

Via: PhotographyBlog

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