Uploading geospatial image

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Erik Thatcher

11 Dec, 2018 03:21 PM

Hi there,
 I'm having trouble uploading some geospatial images. When I hit "set" it shows a wire frame around where the image is but no image. The opacity is at 100, and changing it has no effect. I've experimented with hosting it on different sites and have the same problem.

Here's is the address I am trying to use
https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipMxNMzZ4o4FnUSQQt-50DX7t21mVk5qlNDZJkia

Thanks for any insight!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 12 Dec, 2018 05:13 PM

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    That address doesn't load for me, so it probably requires being signed in, but beyond that google drive / photos tends to wrap the image in a webpage rather than serving up the raw image. A dedicated hosting service like Amazon S3 works better - it requires using a CC and jumping through some hoops, but the cost is minimal. I realize it's a pain, long term plan is to let you upload the image directly to caltopo, but I couldn't give you a timeframe.

  2. 2 Posted by Fabwesty on 16 Jan, 2019 09:44 PM

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    I uploaded the .jpg in imgbb.com after created a free profile. Work well for me.

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