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Location metadata blank for Photos taken with FileMaker Go 13

Question asked by CamelCase on Mar 29, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2014 by CamelCase

Summary

Location metadata blank for Photos taken with FileMaker Go 13

Product

FileMaker Go

Version

Go 13.0.2

Operating system version

iOS 7.1

Description of the issue

When you take a photo with FileMaker Go, the photo inserted into a container field does not contain any location data.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create a new file in FileMaker Pro 13. Add one table with a container field "Container", and two calculation fields "Latitude" and "Longitude" with the formulas GetContainerAttribute ( Container ; "latitude" ) and GetContainerAttribute ( Container ; "longitude" ), respectively.

2. Open the file in FileMaker Go 13, create a  record and click on the container field and choose "Camera" to take a picture.
The calculation fields Latitude and Longitude will remain blank.

3. Create a new record, click on the container field and choose "Photos" to take insert a  picture from the iOS Photo Library.
The calculation fields Latitude and Longitude be populated with the data from the photo metadata.

Expected result

Photos taken inside FileMaker Go should contain the same metadata as photos taken with the iOS camera.

It would also have been nice to have access to all the options found in the iOS Photo app (square & pano are missing, i.a.), as well as the full metadata you can get from the file (exposure time, flash on/off, focal length, and what not).

Actual result

Photos taken inside FileMaker Go only contain some of the same metadata found in photos taken with the iOS camera.
Interestingly, the photos taken inside FileMaker Go do contain the Orientation tag.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

The Latitude/Longitude tags appear in GetContainerAttribute, but they have no value:

[Photo]
Orientation: 6 (Rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise)
Created: 2014/03/29 8:45:20 AM
Modified:
Latitude:
Longitude:
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 4S

Configuration information

iPhone 4S.
iOS 7 > Settings > Privacy > Location Services are On for FileMaker Go.

Workaround

Use the FileMaker Go Location function.

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