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sfbillm Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jun 2004Sun 23-Jan-11 04:12 PM
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"D3100 GPS - Heading Info?"


Santa Fe, US
          

Will the D3100 record heading information if used with a GPS unit that supplies it?

Thanks.

SantaFeBill

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sun 23-Jan-11 06:19 PM
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#1. "RE: D3100 GPS - Heading Info?"
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Chicago, US
          

Per the D3100 manual it does show that data in the GPS information display on the camera. You should check to see what the requirements are for you GPS to record the direction. Many GPS units require they have a required orientation, usually held parallel to the ground. So if the unit is mounted on the camera, only images in the landscape orientation would have this data.

George
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sfbillm Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jun 2004Tue 25-Jan-11 04:08 PM
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Thanks for the info - what I'd hoped.

SantaFeBill

  

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siemwell Registered since 18th Mar 2011Wed 23-Mar-11 02:33 PM
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D3100 can only show the heading when GPS devices supports it. Most of the geotagging gps such Nikon GP-1 can not show heading (direction). Few geotagging device such as Easytagger GPS can support it. http://www.e-geotag.com/product.aspx http://www.easytagger.ca You may visit here to see the detailed introduction.

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 23-Mar-11 04:58 PM
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Note that most GPS units need to be parallel to the horizon and pointed in the direction of the camera lens.


  • GPS on camera strap, on belt, in pack, etc = no direction
  • GPS in hot shoe & Portrait orientation = no direction

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natashachen Registered since 24th Mar 2011Thu 24-Mar-11 05:11 AM
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All the Nikon Dslr that support GPS function will record heading information except D200.
I'm a Nikon D90 user and have Solmeta geotagger Pro, my experience told me the heading information not only be record when hold camera and GPS horizontal, but aslo works in a certain angle scope. Solmeta claims in the manual the heading is accurate between ±50°, certainly when you hold it vertically, the heading information is wrong.
Once used it in a flight, all of my photos are embeded with GPS datas. As a logger, it recorded the whole routing of my flight. Fantastic!

  

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