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Gisteq introduces new PhotoTrackr GPS Photo Locator DPL700

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Geotagging is one of the nicest developments in these modern internet powered times. Web2.0 application make it possible for people to communicate from one side to the other side of the world.
With a device of the PhotoTRackr GPS Photo Locator DPL700 is great to publish pictures on the Internet and see on a map the route on which these pictures have been taken. It works with websites like Flickr and Locr.

The DPL700 is not the first device that is pointed at this task. Sony did this before, but not for this nice price. The intention is to first synchronize your camera with an (atomic) satellite clock through the DPL700 Photo Locator and then hit the road and make pictures. Loads of great pictures (says the photographer in me)! ;-D


  • 51 Channels ‘all-in-view’ tracking
  • Cold / warm / hot fix: 36/33/1 sec. (average)
  • Low power consumption: 14 hours continue modus
  • Uses normal AA batteries. (for all other sizes: go here)
  • 4M Bytes flash memory for voor data logging
  • Vibration sensor for Power Management (automatic turning on or standby)
  • Geo-tagged function enables photo sharing in any geo-photo websites with embedded GPS info.
  • Exports in NMEA, GPX, KML, and HTML format
  • Waypoint management built-in
  • Seamless Google Earth integration
  • Multi-language support (Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish)

Suggested retail price € 79,00 (incl. VAT).Based on press release of Benelux importer DigiTrading

December 9th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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Howto: install maps to your SD Card on Tomtom

Tomtom offers most of their maps as a download. This has certain advantages, as you are sure to have them fast and they’re much cheaper than before. Installing these maps to an SD card in a Tomtom is not the easiest thing to do, and cost me (and lots of others, if you check the fora on the internet) a lot of time. I did find out though, and here it is, in

First, the details :

  • Tomtom One XL Europe
  • 1 GB SD card
  • Tomtom Home 2.1 (required for the install, I’ll explain later
  • A windows system as Tomtom Home 2.1 is not available for Mac yet

Here’s how to get the downloaded maps to your SD card, so you can switch maps:

  • Put the SD card into the Tomtom
  • Connect the Tomtom to your computer and switch it on
  • On your computer, start Tomtom Home 2.1
  • Wait for the program to finish downloading updates
  • Notice that the maps are available as update!! and download them
  • Now here’s the trick: Simply proceed installing the maps to your Tomtom, the software automatically copies to SD card without even telling you!!
  • Wait for the install to finish, check if you have voices installed (the program normally does that for you)
  • Done

If you want to add voices, you could download these from the tomtom.com website and add them to the SD card without using the Tomtom Home software. Make sure they end up in a folder called VOICES.

Why can’t I copy the downloaded maps to the SD card without using Tomtom Home software?

That’s because of the product code and device code. With the downloaded maps, you don’t have to enter these anymore, the application takes care of it. If you copy the downloaded map to your SD Card, it will be unusable.

Do I need to copy the Tomtom application to the SD Card too?
Yes. You can boot your Tomtom with the card inserted, it needs the application and associated maps on the card.


Did you know that Tomtom is built into a Toyota Eclipse?

Here is a review at GPSreview: TomTom Eclipse AVN2210p GPS Review

[says: updates and applications: It is easy now to download and install the latest TomTom updates]

December 6th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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