Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#7114 closed enhancement (wontfix)

ability to upload/download pictures directly to/from

Reported by: Polyglot Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Plugin photo_geotagging Version:
Keywords: Openstreetview Photo geotagging FTP upload download KML Cc:


I would like to request a feature, either to the core or to the photo geotagging plugin.

When looking at pictures, it would be nice if it were possible to write extra tags to the EXIF header, preferably with copy/paste, based on the selected OSM element's properties.

Then it would be really nice if it were possible to upload 1 or several photos directly to Uploading is possible by means of non anonymous FTP.

The username/password pair can probably be stored in the JOSM settings.

The next part of this feature request is, of course, the ability to download photos from openstreetview for a given bounding box. Comparable to downloading GPX-traces from other contributors:,51.484242523509,-0.073707103761949,51.532428338145

This API call results in a KML file, containing urls of available photos, which could then be downloaded to a temporary storage on a local disk and made available in a dedicated JOSM picture layer for viewing.

Again, it would be nice if it were possible to view the tags available in the EXIF headers, while looking at the pictures.

I would do it myself, but unfortunately I'm not a JAVA programmer and I've been looking at the source code and I don't see where I'd have to start. I was trying to come up with a prototype in Python, which would run in the scripting plugin, but I'm already stuck doing something simple like adding an extra Images layer.

If you need more information, please contact me.

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comment:1 by Polyglot, 12 years ago

I have one more feature request regarding processing of photos. I just came back from an extended trip to Holland to explain a bit about advanced and new features of JOSM. I made a few photos while my GPS didn't have a fix yet. I recall where I took these pictures and I'd like to have the possibility to add geotags to these photos as well, by 'telling' the exact position where I took them, independently from a GPX track. The only other way that I see to accomplish this, is to use Googlemaps, which we explicitly want to avoid, if I understood correctly.

Jo (Polyglot)

comment:2 by bastiK, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from bastiK to team

comment:3 by Polyglot, 9 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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