[KPhotoAlbum] About geolocation

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Fri Sep 6 13:41:02 BST 2019

On Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:37:24 +0200, Tobias Leupold wrote:
> Hi Salvador!
>> 1) Is it possible to associate elements from a category (i.e. Places)
>> with a GPS coordinate?
> No, this isn't possible (yet), but I actually thought about this. Problem is
> that those coordinates would have to be written to the images, and
> principally, KPA itself does not change image files ... you could do this via
> a script, get all images having tag x from the xml db and add the coordiantes
> via exiftool or something else. You can also get a list on all file names
> shown in the preview with "Run with own command line" (or so).

contrib/kpa-filter can be used for that purpose.  It knows about EXIF
data in addition to inde.xml.

>> Also, when I first tried the map (really nice BTW) KPA triggered an EXIF
>> database rebuild, it didn't give a clue in the UI and the WM assumed it
>> was "non responsive". My database is a middle size one (28k+ photos) and
>> it took many minutes to finish the scan.
> It should at least tell you you can possibly get a coffee or two now ;-) I'll
> have a look at this. Thanks for the hint!

Ouch.  I don't use geolocation, but with 300K+ images totaling 3+ TB
an unexpected rebuild would be a problem.
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