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[digiKam-users] Map view

Mick Sulley
Just started looking at the Geolocation features of Digikam and I can't
figure out how to view it.

I selected Map on the left hand window and started looking around.  As I
zoom in to my local area I see several thumbs with numbers in,
presumably the number of pictures in that area.  As I zoom in further
those thumbs break into several thumbs with smaller numbers.

How do I view those thumbs?  I have clicked on them, double clicked,
right clicked, nothing!  I was expecting that clicking on one of the
thumbs would display the collections in the main display, and I guess I
am missing something.  Can someone enlighten me please?

Thanks

Mick

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Re: Map view

Alan H

As a new user of digiKam myself my initial intuition to this feature was the same, and somewhat frustrating. BUT, I did find the answer in the user manual. Using digiKam 6.2.0 in Windows 10…

-the left sidebar map has 2 rows of icons/buttons below it (11 & 3 – make sure pane is sufficiently wide).

-second row of 3 is labelled “Search by area:” – full rectangle; half rectangle; “X” button

-you must select either the full or half rectangle

-if digiKam opens with the full rectangle selected and you click on a marker/thumbnail nothing happens

-with the full rectangle selected you must create a frame around the markers you want – click/release, drag, click.

-creates a blue rectangle around selected markers and displays thumbnails in center preview pane.

-clicking on half rectangle lets you click on just one marker/thumbnail to display its contents in the preview pane.

-clicking on “x” deselects selection but not the actual icon/button.

 

Maybe not intuitively obvious but after getting used to it, it works well, for me anyway. Hope this helps. Anybody more experienced please correct if wrong.

 

Alan

 

 

 

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From: Digikam-users <[hidden email]> on behalf of Mick Sulley <[hidden email]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:21:43 PM
To: DigiKam <[hidden email]>
Subject: [digiKam-users] Map view
 
Just started looking at the Geolocation features of Digikam and I can't
figure out how to view it.

I selected Map on the left hand window and started looking around.  As I
zoom in to my local area I see several thumbs with numbers in,
presumably the number of pictures in that area.  As I zoom in further
those thumbs break into several thumbs with smaller numbers.

How do I view those thumbs?  I have clicked on them, double clicked,
right clicked, nothing!  I was expecting that clicking on one of the
thumbs would display the collections in the main display, and I guess I
am missing something.  Can someone enlighten me please?

Thanks

Mick

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Re: Map view

Rob D
Personally, I find the map search interface clunky.

While its true that you can scroll the map when in select mode, you end up starting a selection as soon as you release the mouse button.

Rob


It would be much more intuitive if you could drag the mouse to move the map, and CTRL-drag to highlight the area.
On Tue, 2019-08-13 at 23:27 +0000, Alan H wrote:

As a new user of digiKam myself my initial intuition to this feature was the same, and somewhat frustrating. BUT, I did find the answer in the user manual. Using digiKam 6.2.0 in Windows 10…

-the left sidebar map has 2 rows of icons/buttons below it (11 & 3 – make sure pane is sufficiently wide).

-second row of 3 is labelled “Search by area:” – full rectangle; half rectangle; “X” button

-you must select either the full or half rectangle

-if digiKam opens with the full rectangle selected and you click on a marker/thumbnail nothing happens

-with the full rectangle selected you must create a frame around the markers you want – click/release, drag, click.

-creates a blue rectangle around selected markers and displays thumbnails in center preview pane.

-clicking on half rectangle lets you click on just one marker/thumbnail to display its contents in the preview pane.

-clicking on “x” deselects selection but not the actual icon/button.

 

Maybe not intuitively obvious but after getting used to it, it works well, for me anyway. Hope this helps. Anybody more experienced please correct if wrong.

 

Alan

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Digikam-users <[hidden email]> on behalf of Mick Sulley <[hidden email]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:21:43 PM
To: DigiKam <[hidden email]>
Subject: [digiKam-users] Map view
 
Just started looking at the Geolocation features of Digikam and I can't
figure out how to view it.

I selected Map on the left hand window and started looking around.  As I
zoom in to my local area I see several thumbs with numbers in,
presumably the number of pictures in that area.  As I zoom in further
those thumbs break into several thumbs with smaller numbers.

How do I view those thumbs?  I have clicked on them, double clicked,
right clicked, nothing!  I was expecting that clicking on one of the
thumbs would display the collections in the main display, and I guess I
am missing something.  Can someone enlighten me please?

Thanks

Mick