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Title: GPS Icon - Not Showing Sometimes
Post by: PandDLong on May 07, 2021, 07:33:06 PM
The GPS Icon in the File Window has not been showing up consistently, so I took some time to try and narrow down to the circumstance.  I think I have figured it out and not sure if it is the intended behavior or not - so this is FYI. 

Context:
    - Photo without any GPS co-ordinates
    - Location defined in iMatch
    - Metadata Template with "Location" checked
    - Specific Location identified from the pull-down list

Situation 1 - I run the template, the GPS icon shows up.

Situation 2 - I modify the template to also populate a tag (in my case I am filling the tag with fixed text).  I run the modified template, the GPS icon does not show up.   

After the templates have been run, a side-by-side comparison of these two photos using the iMatch supplied 'GPS Details' metadata panel layout, shows no difference in the XMP GPS panels data.   Going to the iMatch Workflow Categories and choosing "No GPS Data", neither photo is listed.

Lastly, when I complete the Metadata Write-back, the GPS Icon shows for both photos.

Ultimately, it does not appear to create any real issue with the metadata, it just seems a bit odd. I currently use Situation 2 a fair bit, so I just do not rely on the GPS Icon.

Michael
Title: Re: GPS Icon - Not Showing Sometimes
Post by: Mario on May 07, 2021, 08:29:33 PM
Have you tried just to press F5 once to refresh the File Window?
There are so many ways to trick the system when you just try hard enough, like metadata templates...
The File Window must be fast and able to handle hundreds of thousands of files. It may not cover all fringe cases. Or this only ever happens on your machine, because it is a combination of timing, database, machine performance, metadata template used, workspace setup and whatnot.
IMatch determines if the GPS icon must show by looking at the lat/lng when the FW is loaded, or when it receives notifications about metadata changes.

If you have a MD template which reproduces this 100%, send it to me and I will have a look.
Title: Re: GPS Icon - Not Showing Sometimes
Post by: PandDLong on May 07, 2021, 09:28:23 PM

F5 doesn't change it  (I've also restarted iMatch and changed databases back and forth without any change in the icon).

However, I just discovered that if I make a manual change to the metadata for that photo (eg. edit title, add keyword), then the GPS Icon pops-up.

I have sent the metadata template.

As mentioned, this it not necessarily important to correct - just unexpected behavior.

Michael

Title: Re: GPS Icon - Not Showing Sometimes
Post by: Mario on May 08, 2021, 04:31:23 PM
This problem has been resolved in the IMatch 2021 code page.