Photostory Travel Map - unable to rearanging the order of Locations

bgbphotographer wrote on 3/22/2019, 12:14 PM

once I have created a list of locations I cant rearange them. I have tried clicking with the left button and dragging the mouse, but it just highlights the text. I do have the very latest photostory delux (2019) and the user interface for my travel maps software matches the one currently advertised on the website for the ultimate travel version.

However, in the manual (which is dated up to 2018) it shows a different user interface for the tavel maps. The manual does explain how to rearange the locations in the list but the software and icons are different.

I have a feeling that the travel map software has been recently updated and now it doesn't let you rearange the list of locations, and that the manual has not been updated yet. I hope I'm wrong and someone can tell me how I can reorder the list of locations.

This is the software I have :

This is the software that the manual shows:

 

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browj2 wrote on 3/22/2019, 12:53 PM

Hi,

These are 2 separate programs/apps and you have both.

In your first image, this is called Magix Travel Maps, which is a new standalone program that can be opened from within PhotoStory or alone. I didn't see any help on this, but there is a tutorial on the Magix.com site.

The second image is of Travel Route Animation, which is available under Edit, Wizards, Travel Route Animation has been available for years in PhotoStory and Movie Edit Pro.

These two programs work differently.

John CB

johnebaker wrote on 3/22/2019, 12:57 PM

@bgbphotographer

Hi

Travel Maps, the program you have, and Travel Route Animation, the manual you have, are 2 different programs.

Travel Maps is a standalone program, the older Travel route animation is still under Edit, Wizards in the program, however there is an issue connecting to Google maps and gives an error message, clicking Yes, the program still works.

In Travel Maps moving locations up/down is, AFAICS, not possible.

HTH

John EB

 

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bgbphotographer wrote on 3/22/2019, 2:35 PM

Thanks for your feedback, I have just been playing with an older version of photostory delux and I can run the older Travel Route Animation. The newer software is nicer to use with more maps and produces higher resolution video. It's a real shame that I just can't rearange the locations. Would anyone know if this feature with be added in a future version of hte software ?

Thanks

shgrude wrote on 3/22/2019, 6:29 PM

@bgbphotographer

I can confirm there is a issue with changing locations in Travel Map. I have the very latest patch (1.0.1.193), you can find out by click on the "i" below the +- buttons down-right in the map.

 

Edit: replaced TRA with correct program Travel Map

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browj2 wrote on 3/22/2019, 9:33 PM

@shgrude

I think that you mean Travel Maps and not TRA?

@bgbphotographer

TRA is still in the latest version of PhotoStory under Edit, Wizards, Travel Route Animation, at least it is in mine (18.2.1.42). No need to open an old version to get it. In fact, it's not a good idea to open an old version as there have been changes to OpenStreetMaps and Magix had to make adjustments.

John CB

bgbphotographer wrote on 3/23/2019, 3:42 AM

Thanks for checking, I have looked at my versions for For Travel maps and it is 1.0.1.193 and my photostory deluxe is 18.1.2.48 (UDP3).

I hope the issue with changing locations can be sorted soon as it is a very good piece of software otherwise.

shgrude wrote on 3/23/2019, 4:05 AM

@browj2

You are absolutly right, it was Travel Map version I meant.

I will correct in the original post.

As you have PSD version. 18.1.2.42 and not latest 18.1.2.48 (which I and @bgbphotographer have) you probably also have not the latest Travel Map version as it came in same update. So does the rearrange location work in your version?

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qashman wrote on 3/23/2019, 4:10 AM

I have Travel Maps 1.0.1.193 and am able to move my locations.

To move them select Locations on the top menu of Travel Maps.

If your locations are hidden (Eye icon ticked) first unhide (untick the Eye icon) the location to be changed.

Beneath each location name on the map is a small circle on or near the path. Move your cursor toward the location you want to change. As you approach the location the cursor arrow will change to 4 arrow heads (at north, south, east & west). Now left click and drag the circle to its new location. Repeat until satisfied.

johnebaker wrote on 3/23/2019, 5:02 AM

@qashman

Hi

. . . . To move them select Locations on the top menu of Travel Maps . . . .

The method you have suggested is correct for moving the locations on the map, however @bgbphotographer is referring to re-arranging the order of the locations ie changing the order of the locations indicated by the blue arrow in the image below to a new sequence which, AFAIK, is not possible.

HTH

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bgbphotographer wrote on 3/23/2019, 5:49 AM

Thanks johnebaker, yes I really need to rearrange the order of the locations, and insert new one in between existing locations. The old software had arrows in the menu bar that allowed you to select a location in the list and then by using the arrow keys you could move it up and down the list. Ufortunately the new software doesn't seem to have this capability.

browj2 wrote on 3/23/2019, 8:49 AM

@shgrude

These numbers can be confusing.

I have the latest version of PhotoStory Premium VR, 18.2.1.42, not 18.1.2.48 which is what you have. Note the 18.2 for me vs 18.1 for you.

For Travel Maps, I have 1.0.1.197. In my case, the host application is PhotoStory Premium VR.

@bgbphotographer

To be clear, please keep in mind that the "old software" is actually TRA, a different program. Travel Maps is not an update/upgrade to TRA.

In my version Travel Maps, I can't rearrange the order either. The most that you can do is as John EB indicated, move the location marker around between adjacent markers. You also cannot insert points. These would be nice features. Perhaps you and others can suggest this to Magix for future updates.

Come to think of it, one cannot rearrange the points in Vasco da Gama either. However, inserting points is possible.

For all, there is a new application, Google Earth Studio, which does 3D flyovers, fly-arounds, and has keyframing. Google now has many places mapped in 3D. It's quite fantastic, but it does not do paths/routes.

John CB

shgrude wrote on 3/23/2019, 9:13 AM

@bgbphotographer

The solution to Your problem is actully quite simple.

Add your missing location. Make sure you name yor locations properly.

Save the Travel Map to file (extension is .mxgeo) and note the file location.

Close Travel Map (and PSD).

Open the saved file in Notepad (or a texteditor of your choise).

The file is organized as an *.ini file With sections ([sectionname]) and keyword and values (keyword=value)

Now towards the end of the file you will find a section named [keywords] that have a keyword value stating the number of locations (elements=<numberOfLocations>)

Following this there are sections with the name keypoint<Locationnumber> starting With number zero ([keypoint0]) and then [keypoint1] up to one less than number of locations.

Simply rearrange the locations by changing the number ending in the section name, ie [keypoint1] to [keypoint2] and [keypoint2] to [keypoint3] and (originally) [keypoint3] to [keypoint1] and then you will have location 4 between location 1 and 2.

I have tested with a simple four location route and it worked like a charm.

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bgbphotographer wrote on 3/23/2019, 10:36 AM

Thanks very much shgrude, I have tried editing the ini file as you suggested and it works just fine. This is going to be a great help as I have well over 100 location points and I just need to rearrange them slightly. Also, now with your solution I can insert new ones but adding them on to the end of the list in Travel Maps, then rearrage them in the ini file.

Many thanks again.