GPS coordinate parsing
tcanabrava at kde.org
Tue Dec 24 09:18:38 UTC 2013
can't we just round up / down?
On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 15:14 -0800, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> > I just pushed a commit that attempts to improve the parsing of GPS
> > coordinates:
> > We used to only support full degrees and decimal minutes. We now also
> > support fully decimal and degrees, minutes and decimal seconds.
> > The previous implementation only accepted a decimal point. We now
> > both point and comma, regardless of locale.
> > The previous implementation would color the input field red if
> either it
> > couldn't parse the string, or if it was able to parse it but it was
> > same as the previous location. That's misleading.
> > The previous implementation also changed all gps coordinates to the
> > coordinates in a multi-dive edit - instead of just changing the ones
> > are the same as the master dive.
> > Since I am hoping to release 4.0.1 before the end of the year I would
> > really appreciate if people could beat on this change a bit. Try the
> > multi dive edit to make sure it makes sense (basically, if several dives
> > are at the same location, then changing the gps coordinates should be
> > tracked in all of them - but if they have different locations, then this
> > should only affect the selected dive). And please test the parsing of
> > the different GPS formats. Supported are
> > N7° 16.29924' , E134° 14.74350'
> > N7° 16' 17" , E134° 14' 44"
> Turns out I never tested my own examples. All my tests had decimals.
> I just pushed another change that fixed that. But it shows another
> problem. If you enter these coordinates and hit save, Subsurface then
> shows a decimal version and you don't know if it's correct. If you then
> N7° 16' , E134° 14'
> that is also valid, but Subsurface returns
> N7° 16.00002' , E134° 13.99998'
> oops. The distance between those two values is minuscule. But it looks
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