Lightroom: GPS Map Coordinates using GPX Files

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The next version of Lightroom should not only have better GPS support, but should be able to obtain data from GPX files. The plugin that I use allows Lightroom to read the GPX files from common hand held GPS units. This is a far easier method than to pick out each location from a map. While the map idea in Lightroom beta 4 is likely useful, I'm sure a lot of photographers use the popular and inexpensive GPS units when they go out and they would all appreciate the ease offered by the plugin to be built into the next version of Lightroom. Also, I believe that Aperture has this feature already.
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Glen Bowe

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Posted 7 years ago

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Bigchipmunk

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This is possible with LR4 beta. There ist a funktion in the toolbar (below the map) to synchronize the images with a track stored in a gpx file.
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Glen Bowe

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That is great news. Once the beta becomes an alpha, I'll be standing in line for it. I do, however, have to get a computer upgrade first though.
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Hamish Niven

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that seems to be a necessary and moot point. Upgrade hardware for a better experience.
I'm hoping that my 1yr old macbook pro will cope with LR4 ok.
The beta is sluggish as the processing needed is substantial.
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Cornelia-I

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It will be useful for Windows users as soon as they will have solved the bug of byte-order-mark in GPX files. Currently this leads to rejection of the GPX-file as unreadable.

My Navin Minihomer device obviously sets this byte-order-mark.
Mac users seem not to be affected.
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GPXFiles from GISTEQ devices are not currently readable on the Windows systems either. I do not know if this is related to the byte-order issue.

Update; It is possible to edit the XML header of the GPX File from the GISTEQ (Photo Trackr Mini) and get LR to read it.
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Glen Bowe

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It is already useful to windows and for Lightroom it is as simple as using the same process as this plugin: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-good...