Suggestion: PlusCode (OpenLocationCode)

Bugs which are supposed to be fixed in the next test version (not available yet)

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Tapio
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Suggestion: PlusCode (OpenLocationCode)

Post by Tapio »

Hi,

may I add a suggestion? Since many images hold Geolocation position in their metadata, via the LAT,LON tuple one may want to have the position stamped into the converted picture. I am doing that, XNConvert used the decimal lat/lon representation with 4 decimal digits which is precise enough, but now it used the more complicated D°m's'' representation. Not easy to write down.

OpenLocationCode (OLC) aka. Pluscode is really most handy for this, easy to write down, you can put it into Google Maps and it's an open standard.
I think on https://github.com/google/open-location-code there's all the needed code for conversion. So, no API needed, code can be calculated on client side.

Looks like this: 8FV57GQX+HJH. You can even put "7GQX+HJH" into Google maps, accompanied with a close city.

Cannot processor cost much, e.g. my Hiking App displays OLC in realtime, while moving the map.

Thx
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Re: Suggestion: PlusCode (OpenLocationCode)

Post by xnview »

See issue for current status and some details.
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Tapio
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Re: Suggestion: PlusCode (OpenLocationCode)

Post by Tapio »

Thanks