While trying to build up the gps-photo-map stuff I did for my last vacation, I ran into the trouble of building a kml file from the photos. I had already added the gps data to the photos with GPSPhotoLinker, but now wanted a kml file for Google Earth. And ultimately for the map that’s on the index page for that trip.

Dug around the net and found a few things, the best of which was still some kind of full package that did uploading of files, which I didn’t want. It was also hard coded for North and West coordinates. Which complicated its use since my photos where all North and East.

So I wrote my own. It actually came through pretty easy. Though its not nearly as smooth as others, it builds a fairly lean file that you can edit later. (either by hand or with GEarth.)