Note: This page describes the development version of GPSBabel. It may substantially differ from the latest released GPSBabel.

Jelbert GeoTagger data file (jtr)

This format can...

  • read and write tracks

From the file format description:

The JTR file format is used by the Jelbert GeoTagger device to record location information relating to where photographs have been taken. One record entry is created for each press of the shutter on the camera.

The JTR file format will be updated in the future so it is important to check for the current version ID within the file that is present at the beginning of each line of data. It is currently “GEOTAG2”

Each line of the JTR file currently starts with the word “GEOTAG2” followed by a comma and then two NMEA sentences separated by a comma character with a CR at the end. The $GPRMC (date, time and position) data is followed by the $HCHDG (magnetic compass) data.

Although the $GPRMC data segment contains a compass bearing, this should be ignored unless the $HCHDG compass direction is null which can happen if the electronic compass is switched off. Use the magnetic compass bearing in preference to the GPS derived compass. The two NMEA checksums can be ignored for the time being.