Georeferenced screenshots

elmuSSo shared this idea 10 years ago
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Idea is to make not normal screenshots like it is currently, but introduce the option to make them Georeferenced/Calibrated. For example in KML/KMZ, with that option, the screenshot would be instantly openable in Google Earth and will be placed in real position, where it should be. Another option is to make it in GeoTIFF format.


Effects would be like that:


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4747589/Cloud...


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4747589/Cloud...


Of course would be nicer to have a possibility to increase the resolution of the magic screenshot ( better resolution then we are actually zoomed )

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Hmm, not a bad idea. Another example, of interest to pilots, is an overlay of an aeronautical chart screenshot onto Google Earth.


Question-


From the aero chart screenshot below, you can see that my screenshot utility insists on including the Locus menu items. If I were to crop the image in Photoshop, would the georeferencing and calibration survive the cropping operation??


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I just remembered the Locus screenshot feature under:


Functions> Share


It does not save the buttons, so no need to crop. But the shots save in PNG. Can PNG be georeferenced? I wouldn`t want to perform a conversion or secondary operation outside of Locus.


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Yes, PNG can be georeferenced. But it all depend where You want to put that georeferenced image. If You really want, I can manually georeference it for You (as I done with my two screenshots). To do that, You now need to use external tool. I`m using GlobalMapper. So the whole idea is to automate that process inside Locus.

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I just did some Googleing. Evidently just about any raster image can be georeferenced. Also, evidently the GeoTIFF format cannot be opened in Google Earth, but can be opened in Google Earth Pro. Is that correct?

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I don`t know Pro version of GE, but I presume it`s possible. GeoTIFFs are standard format file for many GIS programs. People like it, because georeference informations are written inside file. So You dont need any external file with this info. Tell me what You want to do with and how You want to use georeferenced file?

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You evidently used the image I posted, which I had resampled downward in Photoshop to half the pixel dimensions, just so it would display more compactly on this forum. The original, with twice the resolution would have displayed nicer.


I could see this feature being of use for making PC based training aids for pilots.

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So the desired feature in Locus, would make the images more detailed, even more then normal screenshot can. Because Locus will be able to take the shot of the desired area, but for example with zoom increased by one. In this case image would have bigger resolution and be more detailed.


Nice. Tell me, are You recording You airplane tracks? Here is a few of mine, recorded on few international flights:


https://dl.dropbox.com/s/r0gorshwvfqe...


This is cool. This is the area in which Locus shows the full power:)

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It would be nice to have the coordinates recorded so that it would be easier and more accurate when you want to use the screenshot as an overlay.


Thank you for your consideration.


Richard

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