We took a few MetaGPS units for a field trip to the Guizhou province, China. Here are a few pictures we took and the GPS information embedded in the EXIF file.

During the trip, MetaGPS units performed as expected. We switched the units to on every morning and kept them on all day during shooting.  The units went in to sleep mode as soon as the camera power switched off.  It usually took 1-2 minutes every morning to lock on the GPS signals. After that, every time the camera power switched off and on again, the MetaGPS units could lock on the GPS signals in about 5 seconds. That is very useful in a day of hiking when we needed to shoot some unexpected finds.

 We did however discover some connection problems in the USB connector. Occasionally, we had to hold the USB connector so that the unit can send signal to camera.

 Now our engineering team is working with the USB connector supplier to resolve this.

 There are a few more glitches to solve, such as the electronic compass sensitivity issue. We are very close to release the product.

Miao minority people in Guizhou, China

Miao minority people in Guizhou, China

 GPSVersion ID: 2.2.0.0
GPS Latitude: 25 deg 43′ 23.72" N
GPS Longitude: 108 deg 51′ 57.77" E
GPSAltitude Ref: Above Sea Level
GPSAltitude: 572 m
GPSTime Stamp: 02:19:15
GPSSatellites: 07
GPSImg Direction Ref: Magnetic North
GPSImg Direction: 133
GPSDate Stamp: 2009:10:03

A Miao Minority Village in Guizhou, China

A Miao Minority Village in Guizhou, China

GPSVersion ID: 2.2.0.0
GPS Latitude: 25 deg 50′ 1.19" N
GPS Longitude: 108 deg 56′ 52.90" E
GPSAltitude Ref: Above Sea Level
GPSAltitude: 577 m
GPSTime Stamp: 08:09:22
GPSSatellites: 06
GPSImg Direction Ref: Magnetic North
GPSImg Direction: 33
GPSDate Stamp: 2009:10:03
A MetaGPS mounted on a Nikon D90 in Libo, Guizhou, China
A MetaGPS mounted on a Nikon D90 in Libo, Guizhou, China