Google Earth 5 has just been released and it includes some interesting features. Top of my list is that they have fixed the problem of only drawing the first image in a KMZ files (like those produced by my iPhotoToGoogleEarth plugin). There are other things like being able to look at historic data and under the (animated) sea, but I think you’ll agree seeing your own photos on the map is far more important.
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It’s been brought to my attention that Google Earth 4.3 only shows the first image that is viewed in a the KMZ files produced by iPhotoToGoogleEarth. After that all images in that file are shown as just question marks. This is not a bug in iPhotoToGoogleEarth, it complies with the KML specification and has not changed in a while. Google Earth however has changed and other people have noticed it too. According to this bug report you can view the images if you decompress the file first (rename the output to have a “.zip” extension and double-click it), or use the PC version of Google Earth. Other than that it’s just a matter of waiting for Google to fix the bug.
UPDATE: Now that Google Earth 5 is out the issue has been resolved. Please upgrade your software to see all the photos that iPhotoToGoogleEarth produces.
Hello to everyone looking for tech support on GeoTagger or iPhotoToGoogleEarth. I’m in Japan at the moment and don’t have access to my source code or even a decent computer. It’ll be a few months before I set myself up again so if there are any problems during that time I won’t be able to fix them. I’ve heard that Google Earth 4.3 is having trouble rendering the KMZ files produced by iPhotoToGoogleEarth that worked fine with 4.2, but I can’t test it until I’m at a desk again. Watch this space for announcements and hold tight until then.
Thanks for your patience.
I have updated iPhotoToGoogleEarth to work with Leopard and iPhoto ’08. To get it released quickly I decided to remove the NMEA file integration but that sort of editing is pretty simple to do in Google Earth itself.
I have also taken an evening to get this blog running on WordPress so I’ll be able to keep it updated more often. Not that I’ll be saying much here because most of what I’m doing now revolves around moving to Japan. I’m starting by walking the length of the country to learn more about the people, culture and language. Then I’ll find somewhere cool to settle down and try teaching English for a while. The site will look a little strange as I can only work on it a few hours a night, but eventually I’ll have it looking smart again.
I’m back from the trek and adjusting to being indoors again. Somethings are coming naturally but I’m having trouble starting any of the projects I thought up while I was away. Tomorrow is a big test, the return to work. 9 to 5 under fluorescent lights and in a chair at a desk. It’s going to be a bit of a shock I’m sure but as I’ve been telling people all the way along I’m lucky to have a job waiting for me, many other hikers had to quit their jobs and would now be facing interviews. My brain is still in warm-up mode and I’m in no condition to impress a panel of judges.
Soon I’ll be restarting work on my software projects. iPhotoToGoogleEarth will have one more release before I make a new version for iPhoto 7 (part of iLife ’08). I’ve some improvements for GeoTagger but it should be forwards compatible already. let me know if that isn’t the case.
If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to check out this little video clip, it shows 5 months of hiking on the PCT