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[Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« on: February 04, 2014, 22:46:08 »
Hi guys,
I have a lot of fotos in my mobile phone shot in the wild. I would like to display the place in Locus where the foto was shot and create a POI while on the run. (no desktop ware available).

Is there any possibility to do this in Locus or is there a work around?


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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 23:07:02 »
http://support.locusmap.eu/hc/en-us/articles/200021452

Localized photo

...ahh, yes “Search“ is a strange place for an import type :)
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 07:36:45 »
Thanx for the hint.
But all fotos are greyed out when i see the directory through Locus Search for geo fotos :(
And yes: all the fotos have Exif with coordinates. Any idea?
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 07:40:47 »

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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 12:18:24 »
Christian what you mean by greyed? If you use "Menu > search > Localized photo > all directories" - you should get list of all photos with valid exif location ... it do not work for you?
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 14:15:34 »
Thanx guys. I love this forum and the supprt.
Balloni55 send me on the right way. I did not notice that i have to confirm the action when i choose the directory with pics. So i see the list but all names were grey and can not be choosen :(
So its done easily now and my personal POI is created - even with icon and on the right coordinates.
Beside the support i like the relaxed mood here and the amount of functions in Locus not discovered yet. Absolutely great!
Christian

*one word more: finding this function and proceeding the action is not intuitive :(
 

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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 09:53:53 »
hello Christian, you're welcome :)

About problems with finding ... any better solution?

Because I see two possibilities
1) any screen with all "Overlay features" united on one place. No such screen anyway exists now
2) "Search" screen like now, because what you do? You search for photos ...
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 10:55:26 »
Hi menion,

I have to learn a lot in Locus, i.e finding something. I'm not a GUI specialist. So no worries and no recommendations :)
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 12:46:30 »
Nice feature :D I haven't noticed it earlier.

Is there a possibility to change the camera-directory? My Samsung has storage\sdcard0 which is just a part of the internal RAM, the directory where my pics go is storage\extsdcard\dcim\camera.

 

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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 13:17:38 »
About problems with finding ... any better solution?
...
2) "Search" screen like now, because what you do? You search for photos ...
It's primary an IMPORT !

Like a gpx file -> first i have to search the gpx file too.

So you can put the "Import" in the "Search" function also?  ;D


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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 13:51:07 »
@jusc: is it a problem? In this function, you may choose directory you want to use

@gynta: good point :)
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 17:55:47 »
Gynta is right: I looked for a kind of import or "read from" function initially. Thats why i was really surprised about "search".

One more: when i let Locus read the directory with my huge amount of photos and the display is switched off automatically , Locus stop reading the DIR and continues when the display is on again. You can see the progress / percent numbers.
 

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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 16:40:09 »
Thanks for feedback Christian, I'll try to think about it and when there will be any work on search/import features (and I'm sure it will be), I'll consider this also ...

About problem .. hmm, this is possible. "Unfortunately" this may happen with almost all long running tasks. Android has a mechanism, to put all processes to sleep when they are not needed. And they are needed only in case, they use mechanism called "Wake lock". This is unfortunately very dangerous mechanism that may drain battery a lot so I use it in really rare cases. Mainly in handling a GPS (to keep working also when screen is off, when needed). So "funny" workaround is to start for example track record, enable GPS and then search for images.

I don't think it's a 'bug'. It's more the way how it works now. And because searching for such huge amount photos is quite rare task (my opinion), I'll rather keep feature as is now, if it's not a big problem ...
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Re: [Q] POI from Exif Coordinates
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 18:22:43 »
No worries! I get familiary with all the Locus hints and tricks :)