[Digikam-users] extragear/libs/kipi-plugins/gpssync

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Thu Sep 21 15:19:00 BST 2006

On Thursday 21 September 2006 15:41, Fabien wrote:
> First, that's great !
> Gilles Caulier wrote:
> > SVN commit 587073 by cgilles:
> >
> > kipi-plugins from trunk : new plugin to synchronize pictures metadata
> > with a GPS data file.
> >
> > First beta version of GPSSync kipi-plugin is now available for testing.
> >
> > To use it, you need a GPX xml file generated by your GPS device. The GPX
> > file must be generated to render a wayspoints or trackpoints list.
> That's a good point to use gpx as this is the only standard format and
> more and more applications can use it...
> > If your GPS device do not support GPX, you can generate it using GPSBabel
> > program like this :
> >
> > # gpsbabel -w -i mapsource -f Driveback.mps -o gpx -F Driveback.gpx
> >
> > The plugin use the Exif time-stamp to correlate GPS data. Accuracy of 30s
> > is used to diff camera and GPS time-stamp.
> >
>  >Of course, the date of your GPS device and your camera must be set
> properly (:=))).
>  From my own experience, 30s is usually not enough. It would be great to
> be able to change it manually.

Yes, it's easy to do. I will do it.

> When I synchronize my pictures and my gps track, I use a 2 minutes
> delay, which is enough for me (there is no new point in gpx file when I
> stop to take pictures :) ).
> Please, also note that times in GPX are GMT, so we also need an offset,
> depending on the timezone.

You are right. i will fix it. Instead to set an offset, why not to add a 
checkbox option to check the diff between the GMT time and the local datetime 
from computer and use it directly?

> Congratulations for this work !

Thanks to suport digiKam...

and now, i need to buy GPS device at Christmast time (:=)))...


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