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0001358GeoSetterUser Interfacepublic2017-01-02 04:55
Reporterbobsun Assigned ToFriedemann  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformPCOSWin 10OS Version
Product Version3.4.51 beta 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001358: Map not functional
DescriptionMap does not display tracks, but does display GPX positions of photos

Changes in map scale does not change map, but does move photo positions

Cannot change map type from Google Street Map to other map choices
Steps To ReproduceTried closing application
Tried rebooting computer

Problem originally occurred on Vers. 3.4.16, and continued on latest Vers - 3.4.52 beta
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0001366 resolvedFriedemann all programm versions from 3.4.16 to geosetter_beta and geosetter-portable 
related to 0001365 resolvedFriedemann map issues 
related to 0001364 resolvedFriedemann angle of view is not shown 
related to 0001363 resolvedFriedemann GPX Track fails to display. Map freezes 
related to 0001360 resolvedFriedemann Aufnahmerichtung 
related to 0001354 resolvedFriedemann Karten funktionieren nicht mehr (Zoom, Verschieben, Track-Anzeige) 
related to 0001359 resolvedFriedemann Could not complete the operation due to error 80020101 setCenter 
related to 0001368 resolvedFriedemann Map does not show properly 
related to 0001369 resolvedFriedemann GPS-track does not show on map. 



2016-11-19 22:59

reporter   ~0002369

Have exactly the same issues, on all my three computers.
On my notebook geosetter worked well three weeks ago. Since then no online activity. Today first time online, tracks don´t show, map scrolling not possible.


2016-11-20 06:14

reporter   ~0002370

I also have this issues on all my PC windows xp to windows 10


2016-11-20 16:10

reporter   ~0002372

Appears to be very similar to the issue I'm having. Windows 10.


2016-11-20 22:11

reporter   ~0002373

I have exactly the same issue on both my Windows 7 Pro and Old XP machines.


2016-11-20 23:36

reporter   ~0002374

Hi, All on this thread.
Looks like the developer knows and this is an issue with a change to google maps API and it is affecting everyone

They seem to be working on it - albeit it in German


2016-11-24 04:34

reporter   ~0002379

The problem I see is also associated with the Open Street Map. I see NO connection to Google

1. The map image freezes in position and scale.
2. The map type cannot be changed
3. The GPX tracks are not visible. However, GPS positions of photos ARE visible, and appear to scale in position, if an attempt is made to change the map scale
4. The frozen map cannot be eliminated by closing and re-opening it.


2016-11-26 17:03

administrator   ~0002387

In English: I think I found out the problem now: As you maybe know, GeoSetter uses Microsoft Internet Explorer to show the map. When launching the map HTML directly in IE, than the user will be asked if he wants to permit the access of blocking script content. After confirming this, the page will be shown without errors. But in GeoSetter I didn't find a way by now, to confirm this message, because it will not be shown. The consequence are JavaScript errors (which will also be suppressed) and the map doesn't work. This seems to be new for maybe one week, maybe after an update of Internet Explorer, I don't know. I'm feeling a little bit helpless now. Does anybody have an idea how to allow the execution of a web page generally in Internet Explorer?

In deutsch: Wie vielleicht bekannt, nutzt GeoSetter den Microsoft Internet Explorer für die Darstellung der Karte. Anscheinend stuft der Internet Explorer die Karte als unsicher ein, und fragt beim Aufruf der Seite, ob man den Zugriff trotzem zulassen möchte. Bestätigt man die Frage, wird die Karte korrekt angezeigt. In GeoSetter selbst kann aber so eine Frage nicht bestätigt werden, deshalb kommt es im Hintergrund zu JavaScript-Fehlern, die dann weitere Folgefehler nach sich ziehen. Das scheint erst seit einer Woche aufzutreten, vielleicht nach einem Update des Internet Explorers. Keine Ahnung, ich bin momentan etwas hilflos. Eventuell hat jemand eine Idee, wie man den Zugriff auf bestimmte Seiten vom Internet Explorer generell frei geben kann?


2016-11-26 18:00

reporter   ~0002395

Last edited: 2016-11-26 18:01

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Vielen Dank für die Rückmeldung, Friedemann! Ich habe den IE 11 jetzt einfach mal aufgerufen - sehr wahrscheinlich hatte ich dies seit dem letzten Windows-Update nicht getan. Es erschien als erstes eine Abfrage nach den Sicherheitseinstellungen. Ich habe den Defaultwert bestätigt. Seitdem haben sich die meisten Probleme mit dem Geosetter (Normalversion 3.4.16 und und Beta 3.4.52) erledigt.
Lediglich die Linie und die Schraffur der Blickrichtung wird noch nicht angezeigt.


2016-11-26 18:40

reporter   ~0002397

Ich kann das nur bedingt bestätigen. Neben der fehlenden Anzeige des Blickrichtungskeils funktioniert die Kartenanzeige auch nicht mehr, sobald man eine Blickrichtung hinzufügt. Zudem werden Karten in einem kleineren Massstab nicht mehr angezeigt, wenn man irgendwo hineingezoomt hat und dann später wieder herauszoomt.

@Friedemann: Danke für die geschätzte Rückmeldung. Leider fällt mir dazu auch nichts ein. Folgendes weisst du wohl schon... Wenn ich die Kartendatei ( im Internet Explorer lade, erhalte ich nachstehenden Konsolen-Output:
HTML1423: Falsch formatierte Startmarkierung. Attribute sollten durch Leerzeichen getrennt werden.
Google Maps API warning: RetiredVersion
Google Maps API warning: SensorNotRequired


2016-11-26 18:50

reporter   ~0002398

Not sure whether my observation would be of any help in tracking down and solving this bug but the problem only happens when tracks are selected (visible). If tracks are not loaded I can still assign photos to them.


2016-11-27 12:21

reporter   ~0002402

Last edited: 2016-11-27 12:38

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Friedemann hat geschrieben:
"Wie vielleicht bekannt, nutzt GeoSetter den Microsoft Internet Explorer für die Darstellung der Karte. Anscheinend stuft der Internet Explorer die Karte als unsicher ein, und fragt beim Aufruf der Seite, ob man den Zugriff trotzem zulassen möchte. ..."

Das erklärt natürlich auch, warum ich (und andere) Geosetter unter WINE nie vollständig (genau an den Karten ist es gescheitert!) zum Laufen gebracht habe: weil dort nämlich gar kein echter Internet Explorer zur Verfügung steht. Zum Testen nach dem Auftreten des Fehlers mußte ich extra eine VM mit echtem Windows 7 aufsetzen.


2016-11-29 20:10

reporter   ~0002403

Hello everybody,
I haven't seen any activity on this thread for quite a time and am starting to be a bit worried whether a solution is anywhere close.
I appreciate the effort that is surely going on under cover to solve the issue, but I feel it may help to have some time frame about it.
GS has been unusable for several days now and I have a growing amount of images I need to process...
I believe everybody will appreciate having some idea of the perspectives and this may also contribute reducing pressure on the developers.
Thank you for your understanding,
best regards,


2016-11-30 21:43

reporter   ~0002407

Last edited: 2016-11-30 21:45

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Mr. Friedemann:
Could you try the following modification at ?
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="expires" content="0">

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="expires" content="0">


2016-11-30 22:17

reporter   ~0002408

You can see the <head at: (the order of meta tags is important)

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="ca">
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">
<meta name="description" content="ruta Barcelona. Paseo por el Gótico y el Modernismo - Barri Gòtic, Catalunya (España) Barcelona. Paseo por el Gótico y el Modernismo
Iniciamos el recorrido e">
<title>Wikiloc - ruta Barcelona. Paseo por el Gótico y el Modernismo - Barri Gòtic, Catalunya (España)- GPS track</title>


2016-12-02 20:32

reporter   ~0002411

This problem makes Geosetter useless to me, after years of successful use of the app (and a donation). I reiterate 1) this is NOT a Google problem. The symptoms are identical for Openstreet. 2) The problem occurred suddenly, with no changes on my part. I am using a stable version of Win 10.

I am looking for alternatives, and will post my suggestions.


2016-12-02 20:45

reporter   ~0002412

After reading Friedmann's 11-26 note, I realize that the problem has been diagnosed and the behavior I observe is consistent with his diagnosis. I continue to be hopeful.


2016-12-02 22:03

reporter   ~0002413

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Ich habe die Datei auf meinen Rechner kopiert, die von (mitorne)vorgeschlagene Zeile <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> eingefügt und bei den Einstellungen unter 'Kartendatei und Layer' für die Kartendatei die Adresse eingetragen, unter der ich 'map_google.html' auf meinem Rechner gespeichert habe. Und siehe da: Geosetter läuft wieder wie vorher. Allerdings fehlen in den Karten die Symbole, da mir auf meinem Rechner das Verzeichnis geosetter/img fehlt.
An Friedemann: Bitte die von mitorne vorgeschlagene Modifikation durchführen, dann dürften die hier beschriebenen Probleme behoben sein.


2016-12-03 11:14

reporter   ~0002414

I can confirm the previous post. I saved on my PC, addedwith a text editor the line identified by mitorne, saved also the blue, red and focused icon in a "img" subfolder, and replaced in the settings of geosetter the map file by my local html file.
Now Geosetter seems now to work perfectly as it did in the past. Maps can be moved, tracks are displayed and even the icons are back.

So for Friedemann: please integrate this small modification, it will make Geosetter working again!


2016-12-03 11:55

reporter   ~0002415

Last edited: 2016-12-03 12:05

View 5 revisions bobsun:
"I am looking for alternatives, and will post my suggestions."
 - - -
You will not find any - I am looking for alternatives since many months, as I want to avoid Windows operating sytems at all. The closest thing I could find was PhotoAdjust ( ), but it is much more delicate to operate and productivity (pictures/hour) is much lower.
I am very amazed that out of people on earth so few only need such a software. I couldn't do without any more. When there were no such tools in the past I was vaguely missing something, but now as I have had already I would never like to step back.


2016-12-03 12:50

reporter   ~0002416

I, too, can confirm that adding <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> to the map HTML is a quick and effective solution.

For people without the skills to do so themselves, I have a modified map that works nicely at Within GeoSetter, go into File > Settings > Map > Map Address > Map File, and enter "" and press OK. Within a few seconds the new map should be loaded, and GPX tracks should work fine.

In addition to a working map, you'll get some additional map renderings that the default GeoSetter map doesn't offer.


2016-12-03 12:54

reporter   ~0002417

@bobsun: although this is now identified as an Internet Explorer problem, not a Google Maps problem, I can tell that GeoSetter is using Google Maps even when viewing the OSM tiles. It's the Google Maps API that is used to display the map tiles. You can actually see the Google logo in the bottom left corner even when viewing the OpenStreetMap tiles.


2016-12-03 16:43

reporter   ~0002418

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@pbb: Perfect, works like a charm!


2016-12-03 22:50

reporter   ~0002419

Vielen Dank für die Lösung! Hab es bei mir auch eingebaut. Wer möchte kann auch vorläufig auf meine Seite ausweichen:

Datei -> Einstellungen -> Karte -> Kartendatei:


2016-12-04 07:28

reporter   ~0002420

Last edited: 2016-12-04 07:30

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Habe ich gerade aufgerufen, kriege aber nur eine vollständig weiße (leere) Seite.

Im HTML-Rumpf <body> steht kein Code und im Teil davor nur irgendeine Skriptsprache mit vielen geschweiften Klammern.


2016-12-04 10:55

administrator   ~0002421

First, to mitorne my very special thanks for providing me an early Christmas present :-) It really seems to work again - with such a simple change :-)

I have to apologise, I was ill the whole last week. That's why I didn't care about this problem. I did about one week ago, but I didn't find a solution, as mentioned above in my last message. I also didn't reply to a lot of mails regarding this problem last week. I can't tell you, how happy I an now! I really was very concerned about this problem. Many many thanks to mitorne again, and also to all the others here, especially to ppb and burki2 for providing the solution on a different location!!!

Mitorne, as I see you did some changes, but I took the version from burki2 now. As you maybe noticed, I'm not a specialist in using JavaScript ;-) Could you perhaps tell me more about your changes, you can send it to Or did you maybe already? I have to check my mails now...

Best regards and have a nice day! :_)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-11-19 09:14 bobsun New Issue
2016-11-19 22:59 GrafRotz Note Added: 0002369
2016-11-20 06:14 leondwyer Note Added: 0002370
2016-11-20 16:10 Blazer869608 Note Added: 0002372
2016-11-20 22:11 SilverOregon Note Added: 0002373
2016-11-20 23:36 leondwyer Note Added: 0002374
2016-11-24 04:34 bobsun Note Added: 0002379
2016-11-26 17:03 Friedemann Note Added: 0002387
2016-11-26 17:06 Friedemann Status new => assigned
2016-11-26 17:06 Friedemann Assigned To => Friedemann
2016-11-26 17:07 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001366
2016-11-26 17:08 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001365
2016-11-26 17:08 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001364
2016-11-26 17:08 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001363
2016-11-26 17:10 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001360
2016-11-26 17:11 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001354
2016-11-26 17:12 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001359
2016-11-26 18:00 Suedlicht Note Added: 0002395
2016-11-26 18:01 Suedlicht Note Edited: 0002395 View Revisions
2016-11-26 18:40 Newton Note Added: 0002397
2016-11-26 18:50 ceroni Note Added: 0002398
2016-11-27 12:21 ebbi97a Note Added: 0002402
2016-11-27 12:23 ebbi97a Note Edited: 0002402 View Revisions
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2016-11-27 12:38 ebbi97a Note Edited: 0002402 View Revisions
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2016-11-29 20:10 zava Note Added: 0002403
2016-11-30 21:43 mitorne Note Added: 0002407
2016-11-30 21:45 mitorne Note Edited: 0002407 View Revisions
2016-11-30 22:17 mitorne Note Added: 0002408
2016-12-02 20:32 bobsun Note Added: 0002411
2016-12-02 20:45 bobsun Note Added: 0002412
2016-12-02 22:03 jsn49 Note Added: 0002413
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2016-12-03 11:14 michel_c Note Added: 0002414
2016-12-03 11:55 ebbi97a Note Added: 0002415
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2016-12-03 12:50 pbb Note Added: 0002416
2016-12-03 12:54 pbb Note Added: 0002417
2016-12-03 16:43 Newton Note Added: 0002418
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2016-12-03 22:50 burki2 Note Added: 0002419
2016-12-04 07:28 ebbi97a Note Added: 0002420
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2016-12-04 10:55 Friedemann Note Added: 0002421
2016-12-04 11:24 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001368
2016-12-04 11:28 Friedemann Relationship added related to 0001369
2016-12-04 11:30 Friedemann Status assigned => resolved
2016-12-04 11:30 Friedemann Resolution open => fixed