Speaking of teasing out image information and Place images, I had to do some usual “teasing out” of information today. It was surprisingly difficult.
The process also might be of interest to you for extracting a bit more hidden information from your image collection.
One of my ancestral cemeteries is a smaller family plot that is evidently hard to find… the FindAGrave cemetery info lacked an address or map coordinates… and searches hadn’t turned up a cross-reference online that positively located it.
Then a thought struck… digital camera metadata on headstone photos might include GPS coordinates. So those coordinates could be copied to the Cemetery place definition.
The transparency of metadata made it hard to see which images have extra info to review. But there are metadata Gramplets for the Media view. (One that displayed and one that edited metadata.) They were detachable/undockable … so it was possible to arrange the Undocked Gramplets to see the additional information for images your Gramplet found… on a one-by-one basis by using the “Make the media active” context menu. (Although this worked tediously, it was still doable. Note that it was even harder to copy chunks of data out of the metadata and put them in to actionable data field in Gramps.)
While in metadata, some other info popped up that you might want to tease out of your archived images. The owner data metadata is a research lead. That person had timestamped access to (or actually had possession of) the artifact. So that person can be added to the artifact’s provenance.
(It turned out that my collection didn’t have an ancestor headstone photo in that particular cemetery. But the line of investigation wasn’t a dead end. I went back onto FindAGrave and listed all the interments for that cemetery and saw there were other headstone photos. One of those had GPS metadata.)
Hmmm. That’s an interesting idea… a Geography geocaching view that plots pins for (filtered subsets of) media objects having GPS coordinates.