[Digikam-devel] Feature idea: query ws.geonames.org for location name

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 13:40:36 BST 2007


I have tested the web site, and feature is excelent. I recommend you to make
a new wish in Bugzilla, into kipi-plugin/GPSSync component.

I will take a look how to implemente it when i will port this plugin to

Thanks in advance

Gilles Caulier

2007/10/18, Markus Spring <m.spring at gmx.de>:
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> Hi list,
> First of all: I don't know if this is really the right place to discuss a
> new
> feature or if it should better go to the users list, so I will listen to
> your
> advice. As it is strongly database related, too, and in my eyes a useful
> and
> singular feature that could give digicam the edge over the competitors one
> more
> time, let me just explain it in short words here.
> digikam already has a useful interface to gps metadata, beeing the import
> from
> gps files or the interactive inserting or editing of those coordinates.
> However these coordinates are of only restricted use without a map image.
> www.flickr.com offers to associate a place name whenever you upload a
> geocoded
> image to this service.
> After research on the web I found the website http://ws.geonames.org,
> which
> offers under the url
> http://ws.geonames.org/findNearbyPlaceName?style=full&lat=29.630771&lng=91.175537
> the results of a placename search in xml, here a small village in Tibet.
> placename, countryCode, countryName, adminCode1 and adminName1 could be
> added
> now to the iptc data of every image file (I do this currently via a perl
> script).
> Please tell me if this idea is useful and implementable in the database,
> and if
> yes how this should be discussed with the current user base and introduced
> into
> development.
> Best regards - Markus
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