Put yourself on the map

Thanks to this ac­ces­sory, Rod Law­ton now knows ex­actly where he is… most of the time!

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Add your lo­ca­tion to your pho­tos with Nikon’s handy GP-1 GPS ac­ces­sory

The new D5300 is the first Nikon D-SLR to have a GPS, or ‘Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem’, re­ceiver built in. How­ever, you can add GPS ca­pa­bil­ity to many other Nikon D-SLRs us­ing Nikon’s clip-on GP-1 ac­ces­sory. It costs around £200/$280, and it could prove a boon to fans of travel and land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s also ex­tremely sim­ple to use.

Whereas mo­bile phones use a short­range cel­lu­lar net­work that tends to give the best cov­er­age in well-pop­u­lated ar­eas, GPS re­ceivers cal­cu­late their po­si­tion us­ing a net­work of geo­sta­tion­ary satel­lites in or­bit above the earth. This means they don’t work so well in cities be­tween tall build­ings and won’t usu­ally work at all in­doors, but un­der an open sky a GPS re­ceiver will give you a per­fect ‘fix’ any­where on the globe.

Adobe Light­room is just one of many pro­grams that can use lo­ca­tion data em­bed­ded by the GP-1 to show your pho­tos on a map

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