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Uses the web service to generate an route in GEOJSON format based on the geodata of the selected photos.




Name of the addonPicApport GEOJSON Route Generator

Creates an travel route for the selected photos by connecting the geocoordinates via roads. The created file is stored in the directory of the 1st selected photo. The file date is set to one second before the oldest photo. So the thumbnail image of the map is always at the beginning.

After finishing the add-on a button is offered to show all photos of this directory.

The following should be considered here:

  • At least two photos must be selected for connecting.
  • Our observation is that with some photo collections the creation of the map does not work (web service reports an error) The following reasons can lead to this:

    • Wrong or missing API key
    • There are photos with invalid coordinates (e.g. open sea etc.)
    • For photos in open terrain/forest (e.g. hiking) this can often be solved by changing the route type from car to e.g. hiking.

Please note that the geodata of the photos (not the photos themselves) are transferred to

File name of the addon (x.x.x indicates version)

In Windows InstallerYes
Required permission of PicApport-Users
  • pap:editmeta:photo
    Permission to edit photo metadata. (Title, description, date, etc.)

  • pap:admin:addon:config
    Permission to set configuration parameters of add-ons.
    The input parameters "API Key" and "Save current parameters as default" are only visible if the current user has this permission.
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Input parameters
  • Optional filename
    If the field is empty, the directory name of the 1st photo with the extension .paRouteGen.geojson is chosen as file name.

  • Minimum distance in meters (linear distance in meter)
    Only coordinates with a minimum distance (in meters) from the previous point are transmitted for optimization

  • Route type
    Car, Cycling, Cycling mountain, Walking, Hiking
    See also documentation

  • Analyse request
    if set, the JSON transmitted to is displayed.

  • API-Key
    The key can be obtained free of charge (as of August 2020) at from
  • Save current parameter values as defaults
    If set, the current input values (including API ID) are stored as default values for future use.
    This can be used, for example, to hide the API key input from users who do not have addon administration rights.
  • Analyse result
    If set, the result of the web service is displayed as JSON.