Available from this month, the GPS-CS1KA GPS Unit kit which was original launched in September last year from Sony will now include Sony Picture Motion Browser software as standard.

Already supplied as standard with current Cyber-shot cameras, Handycam camcorders and the Sony Alpha100 D SLR, the PC only application matches photo dates and times with satellite-derived position information captured using the GPS CS1.

"Tagged" images can then be displayed in situ on Google maps.

Supplied on CD-ROM, Picture Motion Browser software is compatible with all digital cameras conforming to the Exif 2.1 file specification.

This means in practice that the GPS-CS1KA can now be used successfully with all digital cameras produced within the last few years, including most non-Sony models.
In addition to all current Cyber-shot and Handycam models, the package is compatible with the Sony Alpha100 D-SLR camera when shooting in JPEG or JPEG+RAW mode.

The enhanced kit now also features a handy soft carry case that clips in seconds onto a camera case, shoulder strap or clothing. The protective case features a transparent window for visibility of battery and memory indicators plus easy access to the GPS unit’s power switch.

The GPS-CS1 is a portable GPS (Global Positioning System) unit that records time and date information along with actual position wherever GPS satellite coverage is available.