Travel Journal with Geo Location

This is a travel journal example how to utilize plaintext accounting with geographic location data.

See Transaction Geo Location and Transaction Geo Filters for full documentation of tackler’s GIS features.

Journal with GIS data

Below is an example travel journal from ice cream spree around the world. Four transactions in total, with one transaction missing geo location.

2019-05-01 'Ice cream at Helsinki's market square
  # location: geo:60.167,24.955,5
  Expenses:Ice_cream  2.50 €
  Assets:Cash

2019-05-02 'Surreal ice cream at Miro Museum
  # location: geo:41.368611,2.16
  Expenses:Ice_cream  5 €
  Assets:Cash

2019-05-03 'Matcha ice cream!
  # location: geo:35.7101,139.8107
  Expenses:Ice_cream  800 ¥
  Assets:Cash

2019-05-04 'I am so lost, but I have ice cream
  Expenses:Ice_cream  2 €
  Assets:Cash

Reports based on GIS features

Basic Balance and Register reports without any filter

bin/report.sh

Txns size: 4

BALANCE
-------
                 0.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses
               800.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses:Ice_cream
                 0.00        9.50 €  Expenses
                 9.50        9.50 €  Expenses:Ice_cream
=======================
               800.00 ¥
                 9.50 €


REGISTER
--------
2019-05-01Z 'Ice cream at Helsinki's market square
            # location: geo:60.167,24.955,5
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             2.50               2.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-02Z 'Surreal ice cream at Miro Museum
            # location: geo:41.368611,2.16
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             5.00               7.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-03Z 'Matcha ice cream!
            # location: geo:35.7101,139.8107
            Expenses:Ice_cream                           800.00             800.00 ¥
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-04Z 'I am so lost, but I have ice cream!
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             2.00               9.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any ice cream in Europe?

bin/report.sh --api-filter-def \
'{ "txnFilter" : { "TxnFilterBBoxLatLon" : { "south" : 34, "west": -28, "north": 72, "east": 56 } } }'

Txns size: 2

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:72,56
    South, West: geo:34,-28


BALANCE
-------
                 0.00      7.50 €  Expenses
                 7.50      7.50 €  Expenses:Ice_cream
=======================
                 7.50 €

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:72,56
    South, West: geo:34,-28


REGISTER
--------
2019-05-01Z 'Ice cream at Helsinki's market square
            # location: geo:60.167,24.955,5
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             2.50               2.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-02Z 'Surreal ice cream at Miro Museum
            # location: geo:41.368611,2.16
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             5.00               7.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any ice cream in Japan?

bin/report.sh --api-filter-def \
'{ "txnFilter" : { "TxnFilterBBoxLatLon" : { "south" : 25, "west": 126, "north": 47, "east": 151 } } }'

Txns size: 1

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:47,151
    South, West: geo:25,126


BALANCE
-------
                 0.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses
               800.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses:Ice_cream
=======================
               800.00 ¥

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:47,151
    South, West: geo:25,126


REGISTER
--------
2019-05-03Z 'Matcha ice cream!
            # location: geo:35.7101,139.8107
            Expenses:Ice_cream                           800.00             800.00 ¥
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All transactions with geo location

Last of our queries is a special one. Bounding box is defined covering whole Earth so that all geo location transactions are included into reports. Transactions without geo location are left outside of these reports.

bin/report.sh --api-filter-def \
'{ "txnFilter" : { "TxnFilterBBoxLatLon" : { "south" : -90, "west": -180, "north": 90, "east": 180 } } }'

Txns size: 3

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:90,180
    South, West: geo:-90,-180


BALANCE
-------
                 0.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses
               800.00      800.00 ¥  Expenses:Ice_cream
                 0.00        7.50 €  Expenses
                 7.50        7.50 €  Expenses:Ice_cream
=======================
               800.00 ¥
                 7.50 €

Filter:
  Txn Bounding Box 2D
    North, East: geo:90,180
    South, West: geo:-90,-180


REGISTER
--------
2019-05-01Z 'Ice cream at Helsinki's market square
            # location: geo:60.167,24.955,5
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             2.50               2.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-02Z 'Surreal ice cream at Miro Museum
            # location: geo:41.368611,2.16
            Expenses:Ice_cream                             5.00               7.50 €
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-05-03Z 'Matcha ice cream!
            # location: geo:35.7101,139.8107
            Expenses:Ice_cream                           800.00             800.00 ¥
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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