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Module Version: 0.21   Source   Latest Release: Geo-Gpx-0.26

NAME ^

Geo::Gpx - Create and parse GPX files.

VERSION ^

This document describes Geo::Gpx version 0.21

SYNOPSIS ^

    # Version 0.10 compatibility
    use Geo::Gpx;
    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( @waypoints );
    my $xml = $gpx->xml;

    # New API, generate GPX
    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new();
    $gpx->waypoints(\@wpt);
    my $xml = $gpx->xml('1.0');

    # Parse GPX
    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( xml => $xml );
    my $waypoints = $gpx->waypoints();
    my $tracks = $gpx->tracks();

    # Parse GPX from open file
    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( input => $fh );
    my $waypoints = $gpx->waypoints();
    my $tracks = $gpx->tracks();

DESCRIPTION ^

The original goal of this module was to produce GPX/XML files which were parseable by both GPX Spinner and EasyGPS. As of version 0.13 it has been extended to support general parsing and generation of GPX data. GPX 1.0 and 1.1 are supported.

INTERFACE ^

new( { args } )

The original purpose of Geo::Gpx was to allow an array of Geo::Cache objects to be converted into a GPX file. This behaviour is maintained by this release:

    use Geo::Gpx;
    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( @waypoints );
    my $xml = $gpx->xml;

New applications can use Geo::Gpx to parse a GPX file:

    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( xml => $gpx_document );

or from an open filehandle:

    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( input => $fh );

or can create an empty container to which waypoints, routes and tracks can then be added:

    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new();
    $gpx->waypoints( \@wpt );
bounds()

Compute the bounding box of all the points in a Geo::Gpx returning the result as a hash reference. For example:

    my $gpx = Geo::Gpx->new( xml => $some_xml );
    my $bounds = $gpx->bounds();

returns a structure like this:

    $bounds = {
        minlat  => 57.120939,
        minlon  => -2.9839832,
        maxlat  => 57.781729,
        maxlon  => -1.230902
    };
name( [ $newname ] )

Accessor for the <name> element of a GPX. To get the name:

    my $name = $gpx->name();

and to set it:

    $gpx->name('My big adventure');
desc( [ $newdesc ] )

Accessor for the <desc> element of a GPX. To get the the description:

    my $desc = $gpx->desc();

and to set it:

    $gpx->desc('Got lost, wandered around for ages, got cold, got hungry.');
author( [ $newauthor ] )

Accessor for the author structure of a GPX. The author information is stored in a hash that reflects the structure of a GPX 1.1 document:

    my $author = $gpx->author();
    $author = {
        'link' => {
            'text' => 'Hexten',
            'href' => 'http://hexten.net/'
        },
        'email' => {
            'domain' => 'hexten.net',
            'id' => 'andy'
        },
        'name' => 'Andy Armstrong'
    },

When setting the author data a similar structure must be supplied:

    $gpx->author({
        name => 'Me!'
    });

The bizarre encoding of email addresses as id and domain is a feature of GPX.

time( [ $newtime ] )

Accessor for the <time> element of a GPX. The time is converted to a Unix epoch time when a GPX document is parsed and formatted appropriately when a GPX is generated

    print $gpx->time();

prints

    1164488503

    $gpx->time(1164488503);
keywords( [ $newkeywords ] )

Access for the <keywords> element of a GPX. Keywords are stored as an array reference:

    $gpx->keywords(['bleak', 'cold', 'scary']);
    my $k = $gpx->keywords();
    print join(', ', @{$k}), "\n";

prints

    bleak, cold, scary
copyright( [ $newcopyright ] )

Access for the <copyright> element of a GPX.

    $gpx->copyright('(c) You Know Who');
    print $gpx->copyright(), "\n";

prints

    You Know Who
link

Accessor for the <link> element of a GPX. Links are stored in a hash like this:

    $link = {
        'text' => 'Hexten',
        'href' => 'http://hexten.net/'
    };

For example:

    $gpx->link({ href => 'http://google.com/', text => 'Google' });
waypoints( [ $newwaypoints ] )

Accessor for the waypoints array of a GPX. Each waypoint is a hash (which may also be a Geo::Cache instance in legacy mode):

    my $wpt = {
        # All standard GPX fields
        lat           => 54.786989,
        lon           => -2.344214,
        ele           => 512,
        time          => 1164488503,
        magvar        => 0,
        geoidheight   => 0,
        name          => 'My house & home',
        cmt           => 'Where I live',
        desc          => '<<Chez moi>>',
        src           => 'Testing',
        link          => {
            href => 'http://hexten.net/',
            text => 'Hexten',
            type => 'Blah'
        },
        sym           => 'pin',
        type          => 'unknown',
        fix           => 'dgps',
        sat           => 3,
        hdop          => 10,
        vdop          => 10,
        pdop          => 10,
        ageofdgpsdata => 45,
        dgpsid        => 247
    };

All fields apart from lat and lon are optional. See the GPX specification for an explanation of the fields. The waypoints array is an anonymous array of such points:

    $gpx->waypoints([ { lat => 57.0, lon => -2 }, { lat => 57.2, lon => -2.1 } ]);
routes( [ $newroutes ] )

Accessor for the routes array. The routes array is an array of hashes like this:

    my $routes = [
        {
            'name' => 'Route 1'
            'points' => [
                {
                    'lat' => '54.3286193447719',
                    'name' => 'WPT1',
                    'lon' => '-2.38972155527137'
                },
                {
                    'lat' => '54.6634365629388',
                    'name' => 'WPT2',
                    'lon' => '-2.55373552512617'
                },
                {
                    'lat' => '54.7289259665049',
                    'name' => 'WPT3',
                    'lon' => '-3.05196861273443'
                }
            ],
        },
        {
            'name' => 'Route 2'
            'points' => [
                {
                    'lat' => '54.4165154835049',
                    'name' => 'WPT4',
                    'lon' => '-2.56153453279676'
                },
                {
                    'lat' => '54.6670126167344',
                    'name' => 'WPT5',
                    'lon' => '-2.69526089464403'
                }
            ],
        }
    ];

    $gpx->routes($routes);

Each of the points in a route may have any of the atttibutes that are legal for a waypoint.

tracks( [ $newtracks ] )

Accessor for the tracks array. The tracks array is an array of hashes like this:

    my $tracks = [
        {
            'name' => 'Track 1',
            'segments' => [
                {
                    'points' => [
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.5182217145253',
                            'lon' => '-2.62191579018834'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.1507759448355',
                            'lon' => '-3.05774931478646'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.6016296784874',
                            'lon' => '-3.40418920968631'
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    'points' => [
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.6862790450185',
                            'lon' => '-3.68760108982739'
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            'name' => 'Track 2',
            'segments' => [
                {
                    'points' => [
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.9927807628549',
                            'lon' => '-4.04712811256436'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '55.1148395198045',
                            'lon' => '-4.33623533555793'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '54.6214174046189',
                            'lon' => '-4.26293674042878'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '55.0540816059084',
                            'lon' => '-4.42261020671926'
                        },
                        {
                            'lat' => '55.4451622411372',
                            'lon' => '-4.32873765338'
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ];
version( [ $newversion ] )

Accessor for the schema version of a GPX document. Versions 1.0 and 1.1 are supported.

    print $gpx->version();

prints

    1.0
add_waypoint( waypoint ... )

Add one or more waypoints. Each waypoint must be a reference to a hash. Each waypoint must include the keys lat and lon and may include others:

    my $wpt = {
        lat           => 54.786989,
        lon           => -2.344214,
        ele           => 512,
        time          => 1164488503,
        magvar        => 0,
        geoidheight   => 0,
        name          => 'My house & home',
        cmt           => 'Where I live',
        desc          => '<<Chez moi>>',
        src           => 'Testing',
        link          => {
            href => 'http://hexten.net/',
            text => 'Hexten',
            type => 'Blah'
        },
        sym           => 'pin',
        type          => 'unknown',
        fix           => 'dgps',
        sat           => 3,
        hdop          => 10,
        vdop          => 10,
        pdop          => 10,
        ageofdgpsdata => 45,
        dgpsid        => 247
    };

    $gpx->add_waypoint( $wpt );
iterate_points()

Get an iterator that visits all the points in a Geo::Gpx. For example

    my $iter = $gpx->iterate_points();
    while (my $pt = $iter->()) {
        print "Point: ", join(', ', $pt->{lat}, $pt->{lon}), "\n";
    }
iterate_waypoints()

Get an iterator that visits all the waypoints in a Geo::Gpx.

iterate_routepoints()

Get an iterator that visits all the routepoints in a Geo::Gpx.

iterate_trackpoints()

Get an iterator that visits all the trackpoints in a Geo::Gpx.

xml( [ $version ] )

Generate GPX XML.

    my $gpx10 = $gpx->xml('1.0');
    my $gpx11 = $gpx->xml('1.1');

If the version is omitted it defaults to the value of the version attibute. Parsing a GPX document sets the version. If the version attribute is unset defaults to 1.0.

Geo::Gpx version 0.10 used Geo::Cache to render each of the points. Geo::Cache generates a number of hardwired values to suit the original application of that module which aren't appropriate for general purpose GPX manipulation. Legacy mode is triggered by passing a list of Geo::Cache points to the constructor; this should probably be avoided for new applications.

gpx

Synonym for xml(). Provided for compatibility with version 0.10.

loc

Provided for compatibility with version 0.10.

gpsdrive

Provided for compatibility with version 0.10.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

Invalid arguments

Invalid arguments passed to new().

Undefined accessor method: %s

The various accessor methods are implemented as an AUTOLOAD handler. This error is thrown if an attempt is made to call an accessor other than name, desc, author, time, keywords, copyright, link, waypoints, tracks, routes or version.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Date::Format Date::Parse HTML::Entities Scalar::Util Time::Local XML::Descent

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

SEE ALSO ^

Geo::Cache

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-geo-gpx@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

Originally by Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com>.

This version by Andy Armstrong <andy@hexten.net>.

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2007, Andy Armstrong <andy@hexten.net>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

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