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Map Module

Jun 2, 2012 5:13 AM

have been using the map module for some time now and have been very satisfied with the results - up until now. Created a GPS track, using Viking. This I then exported and tried on Google maps to see if it would work, which did. I then loaded the GPS track in LR4.1 and was very disappointed with the result. Although it showed the correct location, the track points were all linked up in a criss-cross selection (the track was circular, spanning a few km).

 

I then tried exporting directly from Google, converting the KML file into GPX, with the same result as before.

 

Any ideas?

 
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    Jun 2, 2012 3:21 PM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    Can you post a screen shot?

     

    Sent from phone.

     
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    Jun 3, 2012 1:28 AM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    I suggest you upload the track log so we can take look.

     

    Btw, what is Viking?

     

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    Jun 3, 2012 4:31 PM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    Try uploading the GPX file to somewhere in the web (i.e. www.yousendit.com, dropbox, ...) and post a link to it here, so we can download it.

     

    Beat

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 4:54 AM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    The trackpoints have no <TIME> elements. How is Lightroom supposed to geotag the photos?

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 8:27 AM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    Just to clarify: Do you draw that track manually in Viking? If so, what's the point of the tracklog? You can just drop the photos onto your map.

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 2:58 PM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    Hi Vienna_Sydney,

    I do not understand your post no.4 either.

     

    LR map module expects a track file in GPX format including time stamps. Then it will auto-assign the GPS data based on time stamp of the track points and your camera exif time stamp.

    That is all.

    If there are no time stamps in your tracklog, you do not need it at all, there is no use of it inside LR.

     

    If you know where a picture was taken, so you can pinpoint that location on any sort of map (Google etc.) you can do so directly within the LR map module: just bring the relevant map part into view, select the matching images from filmstrip underneath, drag and drop them on this map location.

    So they will inherit the GPS data from this map location.

     

    Cornelia

     
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    Jun 5, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to Vienna_Sydney

    Ok, now I see. You want to use OSM data where Lightroom only offers Google

    data.

     

    It's strange indeed that Lightroom criss-crosses the track like that, even

    if it misses the timestamps.

     
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