[HOT] [OSM-talk] Recommendations for cheap "passive GPS trackers" / vehicle mountable GPS loggers?

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Feb 14 04:26:57 GMT 2012


Jaakko Helleranta.com writes:
 > There was a thread a while ago on GPS loggers but I'd have a slightly modified question on the same field:
 > 
 > Could someone recommend essentially GPS logger solutions that would be temporarily installed in vehicles for gathering information for preferrably a week, two or even three for every 1-2 meters the vehicle drives.

The Columbus/Visiontac V-900 will recognize a power-only USB cable
(such as you would have on a car charger) and will automatically track
when the car is running. It logs once per second onto a <=2GB micro-SD
card, starting a new file every time it's turned on.

The last one I bought went for $89 on Amazon.com. It has a few
draw-backs, but when this one dies (somehow, they don't work very well
after you run them through the1 wash), I'll immediately buy another
one.

In addition to automatically logging, it also has a pushbutton for
taking a waypoint, a push-to-talk microphone for taking georeferenced
audio notes, the battery lasts 12-14 hours, and it streams NMEA via
bluetooth.

I can't recommend it highly enough for mapping.

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