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Introduction

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Images may have associated geographical data, either recorded when the image was captured or set later (e.g., using the PanGazer Image geography dialog box).

In particular, if an image being viewed has latitude and longitude information (is ‘geotagged’) then you can display its location on a map by clicking on one of the options in the Image menu:

  • Show location on satellite map – this opens Google Maps centred at the image location, showing the Satellite view with a location marker pinpointing where the camera was when the image was captured.  (This option is also available from the right-click popup menu.)

  • Show location on regular map – this similarly opens Google Maps, but shows the regular Map layer; this is less useful but is often much faster.

  • Show location using GPX (map) viewer – if an application is installed which is associated with the .gpx file extension (used for Global Positions eXchange format files) then PanGazer writes a temporary file including the location as a Waypoint with the name of the Image and then opens it with the default application for GPX files. Applications which can be associated with GPX files include MapGazer » and MemoryMap.

  • Show location using KML (earth) viewer – if an application is installed which is associated with the .kml file extension (used for Keyhole Markup Language files) then PanGazer writes a temporary file including the location as a Placemark with the name of the Image and then opens it with the default application for KML files (usually Google Earth).

The files used for the last two options are transient and will be deleted when PanGazer is closed. If you want to save a permanent GPX or KML file, click the Image menu option:

  • Save location as ... – this opens a save dialog starting at the image source directory or at the directory where you last saved a GPX or KML file. You can save the location as either a .gpx or a .kml file. The save dialog is initialised with a suggested file name constructed from the name of the Image and with the same extension that you last used to save a location (the first time you save a location the suggested extension depends on the viewers available).

    You do not need to have a GPX or KML viewer in order to save a GPX or KML file (for example, you can save a GPX file then use a web application to view it). However, if an appropriate application is installed then PanGazer will automatically use it to open the saved file.

For showing the location with Google Maps or Google Earth an internet connection is required. Other viewers may or may not require an interconnect connection – for example, MapGazer is designed to be able to work offline.

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This page was last updated on 2018-12-12 by mfc.