Converting NMEA to GPX with GPSBabel

These are the instructions for batch converting NMEA formatted GPS file to GPX format on Windows 7.  Download and install GPSBabel (http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html) first.

Open a command prompt and switch to your directory of NMEA files.  Mine are in:

  • C:\Workspace\GPS\nmea
  • C:\Workspace\GPS\gpx
for /f %i in ('dir /b *.txt') do "C:\Program Files\GPSBabel\gpsbabel.exe" -w -t -i nmea -f C:/Workspace/GPS/nmea/%i -o gpx -F C:/Workspace/GPS/gpx/%~ni.gpx

This can be translated as follows.  For all the text files in the directory read them in as NMEA format and write them out to GPX format in the gpx folder. The modifier strips the .txt extension from the filename and writes out the input name with the .gpx extension.

Batch Processing Images

Running digiKam 2.0 on Windows 7 Professional 32bit and Linux Mint 10 KDE 4.6.2

Standard workflow for new images:

  1. download into new date based folder renaming on the fly and applying metadata template.
  2. tag new images
  3. geotag new images
  4. select images for upload to web
  5. add to batch queue manager
  6. adjust colours – auto levels
  7. sharpen – unsharp mask
  8. resize – 1024px wide
  9. watermark – overlay PNG (prepare earlier using Xach Effect in GIMP)
  10. reapply metadata
  11. write to output folder
  12. export to piwigo
  13. export to gallery Continue reading Batch Processing Images