GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Records GPS Data for Your Photos

GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr

The GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr device remembers exactly where your pictures were taken. With the included software, you can keep track of your locations, where you’ve been for example during your vacation. The device records 3 to 4 weeks worth of travel data.

It works pretty much like the Sony GPS-CS1 device, making use of the wealth of mapping data that Google Maps provide, tracking photos with satellite precision. The difference (PDF, 20.6KB) is that while the Sony device only supports certain Cyber-shot models, the GiSTEQ photo tracker supports all digital cameras.

The company also says GiSTEQ is integrated with Flickr online for quick and easy photo sharing. There is no subscription and no monthly fee required to use the GiSTEQ service. You can start using the GPS tracker unit immediately after buying it without any additional fees.

Before buying the device, check to see if it’s for you. The tracker unit needs to be attached all the time to your camera with a USB cord to be able to acquire GPS data, and it needs a clear view of the sky for its GPS tracking to work; obstruction by trees and buildings may render it useless. Also, some areas may not yet have detailed coverage in Google Maps.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.