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Screenshots with GPS coordinates in EXIF data

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It would perhaps be useful, should the simulator create the screenshots, and not via 'Print Screen'/Clip Board, that it could save the location/GPS coordinates in EXIF meta data inside the .jpg files. But maybe only in the released version, otherwise we would lose the fun in the "In-game VS Satellite" thread :-).

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Siggy Schwarz

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I was a bit short and too technical with this, sorry.

What this could do is, someone posts a screenshot, and you would like going there in the sim, so in the menus you would go to something like World/Location/GoTo and open that screenshot. The image would not be shown, but the position would be taken from the extra data in the screenshot and then the simulator would position your plane at the same location, possible with the same pitch/roll/heading, but definitely at the same altitude. It could be an easy way to pass on the location etc. via screenshots.

What type of GPS data this can include (some don't make sense for a flight simulator) can be seen here: https://exiftool.org/TagNames/GPS.html

  • GPSLatitude
  • GPSLongitude
  • GPSAltitude
  • GPSSpeed
  • GPSTrack

I have seen GPSPitch and GPSRoll mentioned, but they are not in the list at the link above, so they might be non-standard fields.

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Siggy Schwarz

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Very good idea! It would also be great if there was a convenient way to share screenshots in-game, for example seeing friend's screenshots, or seeing the exact locations of popular screenshots pointed on the map.

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That’s actually a cool idea to have the GPS in the EXIF. Actually seems even like a natural thing to do.

Not totally unrelated, I want the old SHIFT+Z red lines of data back. 😂

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The coordinates idea brought me to think why Asobo / MS did not implement a (automatic) watermark on the screenshots saying something like "Alpha / Work In Progress".

This could have reminded everyone not to worry about this and that detail... Or maybe they know it won't change anything 😉

 


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