[gdal-dev] New OGR driver: Imageset (Tamas Szekeres)

Daniel Clewley daniel.clewley at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 08:16:30 PDT 2012

Hi Tamas,

Sounds like a great idea. I don't know if it's of use but I recently put 
together a python script to create KMZ files of geotagged photos using 
the Python Imaging Library to read EXIF data. It also exports a list of 
photos and coordinates as a CSV file, for loading into a GIS. You could 
use OGR to output a vector data source instead.

The script can be downloaded from here:




On Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:51:14 +0200, Tamas Szekeres wrote:

 > Hi All,
 > We're thinking about implementing a new OGR driver which would
 > represent a set of images as a vector data source. The images are
 > taken from any GPS compatible mobile device, and each picture would be
 > represented as a point feature, the positions would be extracted from
 > the exif information. The file name and path would be provided as an
 > attribute for each feature. This data source could then be used by
 > higher level apps to provide symbols at the picture locations in the
 > map and display the picture when the feature is selected. The driver
 > would definitely use GDAL to extract information about the provided
 > images.
 > I'm not sure whether we already have some kind of alternative solution
 > to this, let me know if you know about any. Further ideas about this
 > topic would also be helpful.
 > Best regards,
 > Tamas

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