Ideas for emulating Day One and adding location data to notes more conveniently


I’m curious how other people add location data to their notes and whether there are more convenient (aka, automated and/or simplified) methods of adding location data to notes that I can learn from?

Slightly longer version

I like how Day One automatically adds location data to notes. I have read a couple forum posts in the past about adding location data using front matter and map embeds using plugins like Leaflet.

I’m curious how other people are adding location information to notes these days. Are there interesting workflows that simplify and automate the process of adding useful location data?

I’d love to be able to tell Obsidian to use my device location settings to locate me, and then add some metadata and a map based on that although I haven’t seen an integration that goes quite that far.

Are there, perhaps, workflows that may leverage Templater or something along these lines that can bake the location awareness into a template when the note is created?

In my Journal I like to keep track where I went. I’m using “Map View” community plugin. I have the Add Geolocation to Frontmatter mapped to CTRL+L. I used to add it to the Daily Note (which I use as my journal), but I recently changed this a bit using Quick Add to add a new “Trip”. This just creates a file in the System/Trips folder, which is linked to the current date (and therefore to my Daily Note which is my journal). I use the backlinks pane which always sits on the right sidebar for me to find my trips of that day.

I made this change as I often visit multiple interesting places on the same day and you can only add one location to a note.

I do it mainly for the Map View itself, to see a map with all the places I have visited.

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Thank you for this. I realised I am using Map View too. I also see from the GitHub repo for the plugin that the Obsidian Mobile app doesn’t have location permissions so that answers one of the questions I have, too.

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