[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

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

I can't recommend it highly enough for mapping.

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