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I know how to load images (jpg) into JOSM using a .gpx and the DTG (Date-Time-Group) but how do you do it if you don't have a *.gpx.


I have bought a Garmin Virb elite which is also an excellent tool for data collection while surveying.

In the video mode it generates a .gpx but as far as I understand it, it does not generate a .gpx in the other modes available (i.e. single shot, 2 5 and 10 second and burst modes). So if you are collecting data for e.g. Mapillary in the 2-second mode a *.jpg image is taken every 2 seconds. It therefore generates a great deal of geo-related information that could be very useful for OSM.

But I don't know how to do it: Help!

asked 30 Apr '15, 16:27

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edited 30 Apr '15, 16:48

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Images that already contain location imformation can simply be opened in JOSM without all the extra fuss.

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answered 30 Apr '15, 17:15

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@SimonPoole: Indeed, I do not need all those steps from dcp. I just have tried it and opened a georeferenced (EXIF) JPEG photo via File > Open in a freshly started JOSM. I've taken the liberty to convert your comment into an answer.

Does this work for you too, @dcp? Then please accept this answer instead.

(30 Apr '15, 17:23) aseerel4c26 ♦

works great, any idea how to place an new node exactly at the position of the image? And maybe do this for multiple images at once?

(19 Jul '15, 19:28) nickel715

I have just found out how to to it.

  1. In JOSM right click on the data layer. In the drop down menu click on "convert to GPX- layer.
  2. Load the images using the imagery menu.
  3. Download a fresh version from the OSM server.
  4. Delete the converted GPX layer.

This is not the best answer: Ignore it and take SimonPoole's answer

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answered 30 Apr '15, 16:50

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edited 30 Apr '15, 17:35

@dcp Hope you don't mind - I set your answer to "accepted".

(30 Apr '15, 17:06) SomeoneElse ♦

via the "imagery menu"? Really (I cannot find a relevant entry there)? Or do you mean in the context menu (right click) of the dummy gpx layer?

Doesn't this also work with a new, empty (via "file" menu) data layer which then is converted into gpx?

(30 Apr '15, 17:07) aseerel4c26 ♦
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