Decoding Latitude and Longitude

This section is relevant to geocode searches and the map display of Geeqie.

The result of some internet or other searches for placenames can contain a latitude and longitude embedded in a text string. For example an search can give a URL such as:

If you paste such a string into the search box, the latitude/longitude can be automatically extracted and used as the origin of the search.

You may also drag-and-drop a URL of this type onto the map to cause the map to be re-centered.

This feature uses the file:


You may create your own decodes by using the above file as an example, and storing the file in:


If a successful decode was not made from the first file, your local version will then be used.