Creating images containing GPS data

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Mixing It All Together

To combine all the ingredients, you can use, among other things, GottenGeography [16] and QLandkarteGT [17], both of which are packaged for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. With GottenGeography, you first choose the desired map type, which OpenStreetMap currently provides as MapQuest, Mapnik, Cycle Map, and Transport Map. You can also use the geographical relief maps known as "Maps for Free Relief."

Next, locate the matching map region by dragging the mouse or using the text field above the map. GottenGeography uses the above-mentioned Nominatim to resolve the search for the correct geographic location.

Using the Images tab, load the photos created along the route. If the image already has GPS data, GottenGeography immediately shows it at the corresponding map location. If it doesn't, move the photo to the correct location and save it. This process will also record the Exif data.

Finally, add the GPX track for the route. Using the GPS tab, load your GPX file and select the desired route color (red in Figure 7). GottenGeography then rates the GPX track and makes it public.

Figure 7: View of a complete route in GottenGeography.


If GottenGeography strikes you as too simplistic, you can also use tools like QLandkarteGT, for example. It can't import any GPX tracks as files as yet, but you can save the displayed map as an image to communicate with various GPS devices. Thus, you can upload routes, as well as modifications of previously recorded routes, to the navigation device.

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