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lbo

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Map search on "Location Shown" aka "destination" coordinates
« on: March 23, 2019, 10:44:10 AM »
Hi all,

please support my suggestion to extend the "Select Circle" and "Select Polygon" options in the "Find" menu of the Map Panel to optionally search for  "destination coordinates".

Rationale:

Recording camera coordinates and "destination" coordinates aka "Location Shown" (MWG speak) in the image adds value to your metadata. It tells you viewing direction and viewing angle, both is already displayed in the great IMatch Map Panel.

In landscape and aerial photography, this information can be essential. Likely there are other applications I'm not aware of.

In addition, please spread the word about "destination coordinates". Using them is still somewhat "specific", but this is IMO a chicken egg problem (few applications make use dest coordinates).

When I pointed out this possibility to the image agency I'm working with, they extended their system to use "dest" coordinates with fallback to standard coordinates. All you have to do is talk to people.

See the image below of a track of aerial photography in an urban area. The camera position is not helpful to find the images showing a specific place but the dest coordinates let you find the image of a place/building etc. And you don't want to throw away the camera position, either, will you?



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Re: Map search on "Location Shown" aka "destination" coordinates
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:09:46 PM »
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Mees Dekker

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Re: Map search on "Location Shown" aka "destination" coordinates
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 11:02:12 AM »
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Re: Map search on "Location Shown" aka "destination" coordinates
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 01:29:11 PM »
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