Photo Organizer

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Opened by marcus - 2008-03-27
Last edited by pizza - 2008-04-20

FS#337 - Showing the location of a photo

For a while many of my photos are geo-referenced by my GPS-reciever. The location is saved in the exif data.

It would be nice if there is a possibility to show the position where a photo was taken in Google Maps. I could imagine that the location in the tab "Technical" is a hyperlink and when you click it, a popup window will open showing the position in Google Maps.

I think this is possible using the Google Maps API.

Closed by  pizza
2008-04-20 16:59
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  r2005 -- I implemented the basic "display a link" thing instead of the closer integration I'd originally had in mind. It's a start. :)
pizza commented on 2008-03-28 01:48

If someone supplies their own Google API key, this is doable. The devil's in the details, though. Part of the problem I have is that I have no geocoded images, so my motivation to mess around with this (albeit interesting) stuff is limited.

Assembling a GPS widget for my camera is on the to-do list though.

If you have no geocoded images, no problem, I can sent you some :-) Is there anything I can do to increase your motivation?

pizza commented on 2008-03-31 19:58

I already have a couple of random geocoded images I "borrowed" to test out PO's current geolocation (EXIF GPS extraction) support, and as you said, getting more is simple enough. :)

But as for the "motivation".. What I mean is that this is a feature I know I will want, but I don't have any use for yet. When I eventually get my D200 hooked up to a GPS, I suspect that I'll very quickly come up with many useful feature requests, but right now I really don't have a "feel" for exactly what I should work on or how it should work. So this "future need" feature ends up with a lower priority.

Still, being able to search based on locations/proximity would be pretty useful in general, as would the ability to plot the locations of a given set of photos.

I've done some reading of the Maps API, and it seems straightforward enough.

For me it would be sufficient if there is a link under the gps data to show the position where the photo was taken in a separate browser window like this:

Location Latitude: 53 deg 28' 31.10" North
Longitude: 10 deg 37' 22.79" East
Altitude: 19 m
Show position in Google Maps

The link to show this position in Google Maps is quite simple, too. Here is an example:

Longitude and Latitude can be directly taken from table "photo_tech"

pizza commented on 2008-04-20 16:37

I've implemented this, will commit shortly. It would also be nice to display a link for the "location string" if it has lat/long coordinates too.


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