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