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  • What can you do with the MetaGPS M2 (GPS+compass)?

    11:13 pm on March 21, 2013 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: compass, , , MetaGPS

    These two pictures were made with Nikon D90 camera and MetaGPS M2 unit.
    It is displayed with PhotoMeta software on an iPad 3.
    Neat, Hemm.

    Pictures with GPS and Direction (made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2)

    Pictures with GPS and Direction (made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2)

    Picture made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2

    Picture made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2

  • MetaGPS M2 demo video

    12:07 am on April 18, 2011 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: demo, , MetaGPS, video

    A video showing how to use MetaGPS unit M2 on a Nikon D9 camera with reference to an iPhone 4

  • Mt. Kinabalu Hiking Trip Photo and Track

    6:55 am on February 27, 2011 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Hiking, , MetaGPS, Mt. Kinabalu, ,

    I just came back from a trip to east Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu. The main purpose of this trip is to hike the Mt. Kinabalu. At 4,095 meter above sea level, Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in South East Asia.

    I took a MetaGPS M2 and a Nikon D90 with me for the trip. I also took a Nokia E71 with a GPS logging software called: gpsed (

    The hike started at Timpohom gate at 1,860 meter above sea level. I spend 5 hours to reach Laban Rata Guest house at 3,400 meter above sea level. I spent the night there. I had three meals (a dinner, a super at 1:30am the second day and a breakfast, at 9:00am after summit). After a light rest, I started the summit push at 2:30am the second day and reached the summit Low’s Peak at 6:30am.

    Here is the picture at the Low’s Peak of Mt. Kinabalu.

    Lows Peak of Mt. Kinabalu, 4,095 meter above sea level

    Low's Peak of Mt. Kinabalu, 4,095 meter above sea level

    These is the GPS information recorded by MetaGPS M2 and embedded in the picture EXIF file:
    GPS Latitude 6 deg 4′ 30.22″ N
    GPS Longitude 116 deg 33′ 31.25″ E
    GPS Altitude Ref Above Sea Level
    GPS Altitude 4102 m
    GPS Time Stamp 23:02:50
    GPS Satellites 10
    GPS Img Direction Ref Magnetic North
    GPS Img Direction 179
    GPS Date Stamp 2011:02:14

    For more pictures of this trip, please visit:

    Here is the hiking track and photo (geotagged by MetaGPS M2 with Nikon D90)

  • Will MetaGPS work on Nikon D60?

    9:44 pm on March 22, 2010 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: D60, MetaGPS, Nikon


    We are very sorry that this item will not work on Nikon D60. That is because Nikon D60 firmware does not have GPS support.

    If you still want to geotag the digital pictures, you can get a GPS data logger that will record the GPS coordinates of the traveling path. You can transfer the GPS log and the digital pictures to a computer after the trip. You can combine the GPS log with the pictures with free software such as locr GPS photo (

    Yes, it is a hassle.

    Best Regards

  • FAQ (frequent asked questions):

    7:51 am on November 7, 2009 | 2 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , MetaGPS, shipping, ups, warehouse

    What is MetaGPS?
    MetaGPS is a small and compact unit that attached to Nikon DSLR cameras. It will receive GPS signals and embed GPS coordinates in the digital pictures. This is called Geotagging.

    What can I do with geotagged digital pictures?
    There are many ways that you can use the geotagged digital pictures. You can put the pictures in Google map and share them with others. People can see what a particular place look like from your picture and know the exact location.

    Who is behind MetaGPS Inc.?
    MetaGPS Inc. is founded in 2008 by a group of travel and outdoor enthusiastic. Our US warehouse is located in Miami, Florida.

    Can MetaGPS units work with Canon cameras or my point and shoot camera?
    Unfortunately, no. It can only work with Nikon DSLR cameras.

    What is your shipping method and cost?
    If you live in the US, we ship via USPS priority mail with tracking from our Miami, Florida warehouse .The shipping cost within the US address is: $9. You can expect the product within 2-4 business days.
    If you live outside the US, we ship the products via FedEx or UPS international express mail from our Shenzhen, China warehouse. The shipping cost is: $19. You can expect the product within 5 business days to your door.
    We will email tracking number so you know when to expect the product.

    If I buy more than one item, do you combine shipping?
    Yes, the shipping cost listed above is for one shipping address no matter how many items you buy. For example, if you live in the US and purchase two MetaGPS units in one order, the shipping cost is still $9.

    Do you sell C10 or C90 cable without the MetaGPS unit?
    No. we do not sell C10 or C90 without the MetaGPS unit. However, you can purchase an additional cable (either C10 or C90) for $USD 19.99 with the purchase of a MetaGPS unit. We offer free shipping for the cable if it is shipped together with a MetaGPS unit.

    What if there is a problem with your product?
    We have strict quality control standard. Every MetaGPS units are tested before they are released to market. We stand behind our products and offer one year limited warranty. We will repair or exchange any defects free of charge within one year from your purchase date. Please contact us for trouble shooting before returning any products. The performance of MetaGPS unit depends on many uncontrollable situations such as the weather condition, and location, etc. We are glad to help you resolving any issues. In case of a defective unit is found, please return it to our Miami, Florida warehouse. We are responsible for the shipping cost for sending the repaired or exchanged item back to you. You may be responsible for shipping cost of the item for sending the item to our Miami, Florida warehouse.

    Do you have a warehouse in Europe?
    Currently, no.

    Can I become a dealer for MetaGPS?
    Please drop us a line at: . Please write your business type and sales volume per month for your main products. Our sales team will contact you.

    What if I have other questions or suggestions?
    We’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us via email:, via Skype: MetaGPS

  • MetaGPS M1 is available for purchase!

    4:44 am on November 7, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: electrnoic compass, , M1, , MetaGPS

    We are very exited to announce the immediate release of our MetaGPS M1 products. Customers can purchase these items from our website through the secure Paypal payment system.
    We have been testing MetaGPS M2 (with electronic compass) for a few months now. It now looks like a solid product with accurate heading readings. We expect to release M2 very soon.

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