GPS, camera and notebook gadget help

For one of the sites I’m going to be working on I need a gadget which can perform the following tasks:

  1. Take photos.
  2. Log the GPS coordinates of the photo automatically, either as part of the meta-data associated with the photo or in a separate file.
  3. Make notes about the photo, e.g. ‘this is the Rosetta Stone, main entrance, British Museum’.
  4. Transfer this data easily to a computer.

Can anyone suggest a handy device which will do all of this? I suspect an iPhone would work but I’m not a big fan of Apple and I don’t want to pay a monthly fee to a telecoms company.

7 thoughts on “GPS, camera and notebook gadget help

  1. The Nikon D3X seems to be nearly five grand according to Amazon – I don’t want to spend more than a few hundred.

  2. All you really need is a camera which can record an accurate timestamp with each image, and some way of correlating that with NMEA GPS logs. Trekbuddy for any J2ME device with a bluetooth GPS unit will record logs for you, I got a GPS radio for about GBP20 on ebay.

    I did this first time I was in Japan, in fact—I don’t remember what software I used for it, but it was on the mac, for sure. I’ll try and dig it up if you want.

    As for notes, well, I would often just take photos of the plaques next to a display. Pen and paper, maybe?

  3. Do you need a phone contract in order for it to work though? If you bring yours to ChineseBeer I will have a look at it. 🙂

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