PlaceCoordinateGramplet

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The Place Coordinates Gramplet reads geolocations from the internet.

Addon Place Coordinates Gramplet - detached

The Place Coordinates Gramplet simplifies setting the coordinates of a place and also provides an additional geography view.

Usage

Add the Gramplet to the bottom bar of the Places Category.

Options

Searching geolocations of places from the DB

Place Coordinate Gramplet



Searching place names from geolocations from the DB

Place Coordinate Gramplet


Additional geography view with a context menu

Place Coordinate Gramplet

It also provides a geography view Place Coordinate Gramplet View with a context menu that enables:

1. Adding cities as new places

2. Adding addresses as new places

3. Linking existing places with geolocations

Prerequisites

Requires GeocodeGlib be installed.

GeocodeGlib/geocode-glib is a convenience library for the geocoding (finding longitude, and latitude from an address) and reverse geocoding (finding an address from coordinates). It uses Nominatim service (from openstreetmap.org ) to achieve that. It also caches (reverse-)geocoding requests for faster results and to avoid unnecessary server load.

Issues

  • On linux an older version of libgeocode-glib0 (3.18.2) causes segmentation faults when pressing the search button.
    • Please update to a newer version of that library. For example:
   wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/geocode-glib/libgeocode-glib0_3.25.4.1-4ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb
   apt-get install ./libgeocode-glib0_3.25.4.1-4ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb