I have tried importing my GPS coordinates from my iPhone using iMarkMySpot which exports a .gpx file. I have tried importing this file in HoudahGeo, but no latitude or longitude data is imported.

I'm not sure what's wrong! Does the time for the image (that shows in HoudahGeo) have to exactly match (to the second) the time under the XML labels <time> or <cmt> in the .gpx file? (I have no idea how HoudahGeo imports the lat. and lon.!)

The contents of my .gpx file are as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes" ?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="details.xsl" ?>
<gpx version="1.0" creator="iMarkMySpot v2.0 by"
<desc>![CDATA[iPhone / iPod Touch application that records waypoints for later merging with photos.]]</desc>
<author>![CDATA[Olivier’s iPhone - iPhone]]</author>
<trkpt lat="47.208206" lon="6.160202">
<name>![CDATA[Home Sweet Home]]</name>

I would be most grateful if someone could help solve this issue.

Kind regards,
P.S. I just noticed that the <time> label appears twice in my .gpx file. Is that normal? (I'm only using one image and one waypoint!)
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HoudahGeo shows times in the time zone your computer is set to. The GPX file shows time in the GMT time zone. You will have to convert from one time zone to the other if you want to figure out if the timestamps match.

When you load the track log into HoudahGeo, it will briefly show at the very bottom of the main window the time span covered by the track log. This display uses your computer's time zone and should thus match your photos.

HoudahGeo usually needs 2 track points in the track log to match a photo: one shortly before the picture was taken and one shortly thereafter. There are nonetheless situations where it gets by with a single track point. I would however recommend running the track logger for a little longer so that it gathers more than one data point.

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.

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