[maemo-developers] How to access geotag information?

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Fri Jan 8 19:40:50 EET 2010
> > > GPS data is stored in tracker for images only. Till wants GPS data 
> > > for
> > > *all* file types.
> > I really REALLY think tracker is the only useful way to deal with 
> > geotags especially in a mobile device where indexing may really be 
> > expensive with respect to CPU power and  battery.
>  We have two problems:
> 1) Who set the location information? Responsibility of applications.
> 2) Where should that information be stored? In tracker. 
>  but ...
> 1) No application is really setting location information 
> except the image viewer (and only for images)
> 2) Tracker 0.6 cannot store efficiently that information. We 
> could try to add a File:Location property, so you could set 
> location for everything known by tracker, but it is going to 
> be very very inefficient. This will be fixed in 0.7 .

It would be preferable to also store the lat/lon information so that
applications could use that if they see fit (e.g. map apps) as well as the
pre-reverse geocoded location name, otherwise there's additional overhead
and severe inaccuracy of the geocoding.

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