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GeoJot+ Photo Mapping Software

Photo Mapping Software

 

What is GeoJot+?

GeoJot+ is a complete photo mapping and management solution designed to simplify and streamline the photo mapping, analysis and reporting process while seamlessly integrating into your existing workflow.
Powerful tools combined with an easy to use and intuitive user interface allow you to quickly and easily prepare, import/export, map, edit, organize, share and report all of your photographic information from one simple platform. GeoJot+ is also interoperable with GIS applications allowing you to easily convert image files into formats suitable for use in popular mapping programs such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, GeoSuite, TIGR, FalconView and more.
Coupled with our GPS-enabled digital cameras and GPS modules, we're able to offer a complete end-to-end photo capture and management solution that has proven to dramatically reduce human error, save time and improve overall workflow efficiencies.

Better manage your field teams. An Administrator’s Dashboard enables tracking of app usage, as well as the ability to add, revoke, and transfer app licenses between Apple and Android devices. The GeoJot+ app simplifies deployment and overcomes limitations of the app stores which are not optimized for enterprise use.

The Mobile Field App focuses on simplicity and speed. Create and distribute an unlimited number of field data collection lists (forms) to your field team members. Easily collect data that is both accurate and consistent. It can take less than 15 minutes to train field teams to use the app.

Using GeoJot+ Core back in the office, an administrator can edit and stage the field data, enforcing consistency and quality standards before inputting data into a backend database. They can also create customizable reports as well as Esri ArcGIS and Google photo maps.

 

Who is GeoJot+ for?

GeoJot+ is intended for organizations looking to simplify their workflow and who have the need to organize, map, edit, manage and report large amounts of geotagged photographic data. Some of our customers include the US Army, USMC, US Navy, USAF, FEMA, USDA, local government agencies, law enforcement agencies, US Border Patrol, and a variety of GIS users that need to integrate images into GIS databases.  

Common applications include: Military ISR, Combat Patrol, Special Operations, Disaster and Emergency Response, Disaster Insurance Investigations, Border Patrol and Security, Police Investigations, Environmental Assessments, Utility Asset Surveying and Mapping, Biological Surveying and Mapping, Natural Resource Surveying and Mapping, Real Estate Photo Mapping, et cetera.

 

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What is the first question anyone asks when seeing a photograph for the first time? Typically it’s “When was that taken?” or “Where was that taken?” Knowing the intimate details of photographs is important in any situation, but especially in a professional environment. Taking it one step further, in an intelligence-centric environment, a photograph might as well be a blank sheet of paper without knowing the 5 W’s: who, what, when, where and why.

Our military, law enforcement and similar assets face difficult challenges when dealing with intelligence collection and dissemination. The process can be frustrating, time consuming and inaccurate. Due to these inefficiencies, there are systems available to help improve the workflow. There are two main aspects of intelligence gathering that need to be evaluated when answering whether or not a system is required to allow for “Smart” photography: in-field capture and analysis and mapping (or photo mapping).

In-Field capture is the most basic aspect of photo intelligence. This is as simple as someone (or something) with a camera capturing shots. In a military or law enforcement environment, the photographer is also capturing location coordinates and other pieces of information as required by his mission. He is most likely doing this with a separate GPS device and a pad of paper. The time required and possibility of user-error is very high when using this method. A GPS-enabled camera automatically embeds the “Smart” info (5 W’s) into the photograph as a permanent record each time the shutter button is pressed. Accordingly, the operator in the field is enabled to take more photographs because he doesn’t have to do anything more than hit one button on the camera and quickly move on.

Analysis and mapping of photo intel is where the effort in the field is equated into a usable intelligence package. “Smart” photographs allow the analyst, intelligence officer, collection manager, etc. to make more efficient and quicker use of the data captured in the field. If the photographs were embedded with the answer to the 5 W’s, dissemination of collected intel is simple both in person and when geo-rectified in a mapping environment. Using a mapping application with queryable data in each photograph allows for further analysis in the future both locally and across a network. Also, due to the operator taking more photos because the capture is easier, the analyst or officer has more photographs to work with to increase the thoroughness of the final package.

“Smart” photographs allow for higher level collection and analysis than standard photographs. Using an integrated photo-intelligence system that includes a camera and a mapping application leads to an efficient, accurate and more informed chain of command.

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Many modern digital cameras are capable of recording GPS location via an integrated GPS receiver which will give you spatial information on where the operator (i.e. the camera) is positioned at the time an image is taken. But what if you need accurate GPS coordinates of a distant ‘object’ within the photograph? GTS’ G700SE-M tactical GPS-enabled cameras  and GPS Modules work seamlessly with TruPulse laser range finders to automatically obtain GPS coordinates of photographed objects.

How Does It Work?

Several elements come into play when calculating object location: 1. The GPS coordinates of the camera; 2. Altitude of the camera; 3. Distance from the camera to the object; and 4. Direction from the camera to the object (i.e. compass heading). The camera’s onboard 3-D compass and altimeter provide direction and altitude, the GPS module provides the camera’s GPS location and the TruPulse laser range finder provides distance-to-object information. All of this data is then automatically calculated by GTS firmware installed on the camera to provide the object’s GPS coordinates. After hitting the shuttter button, object location is immediately shown on the camera’s LCD screen and stored in the image file along with ‘memo’ information and other data for future processing, mapping and reporting.

GPS modules are  also available that can work with almost any digital camera to offer similar capabilities as the G700SE-M, including the ability to record 'object' location. In this case, the firmware programmed to calculate object location and provide 'memo' features is present in the module which communicates with the camera via a wireless, cable or Bluetooth connection.

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Carlsbad, Calif. – GTS expands product line of GPS-enabled digital cameras capable of taking geo-tagged images with advanced photo-capture capabilities such as obtaining GPS coordinates of distant objects, tagging images with attribute data, and exporting image files for integrating with popular mapping applications.

Current GTS firmware which facilitates these capabilities is currently only available on select Ricoh cameras. However, in Q1 2012 the firmware will be available on a broad array of Canon models as well. “This product extension will allow GTS to provide a much wider selection of cameras to better meet the unique needs and budgets of our military, federal, and commercial customers,” reports Matt Kidd, President of GTS.

Some noteworthy features that will come with the soon to be released customized Canon cameras include compatibility with laser range finders for capturing “object location”, geo-tagging of the camera’s position, image attribute tagging or “memo tags”, automatic data imprinting on photographs for visual recall, and image file exporting for seamless image mapping in programs such as Google Earth, ArcGIS, GeoRover, TIGR, and FalconView.

Using these cameras, after the operator has collected images in the field, they can connect to a computer via SD card, USB cable, WiFi, or Bluetooth to transfer the image files. GTS provides software along with their cameras that will automatically convert the digital image files into various formats that can be used for reporting and mapping. A standardized report template is also automatically generated by the software which is auto-populated with the associated images and their attribute information (e.g. date, operator’s name, mission type or job ID, etc.).

“The focus for GTS is the customer’s workflow,” said Andy Shannon, Sales Manager for GTS. “Whether our customers need low cost and rugged compact cameras for teams to capture hundreds of geo-tagged images at a time, or they need a powerful DSLR with high image quality that can collect object location and memo tags, we want to be able to offer them a simple solution that fits those needs,” Mr. Shannon continued.

GTS plans to target their new line of Canon cameras and supporting technology at organizations that deal with large amounts of photographic data and have a need to more easily manage, map, organize, and report that information for internal and external use.

Read the full story here »

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Photo Mapping Software

 

What is PhotoGIS?

Photo Mapping Software - Photo GIS
PhotoGIS is a complete photo mapping and management solution designed to simplify and streamline the photo mapping, analysis and reporting process while seamlessly integrating into your existing workflow.
Powerful tools combined with an easy to use and intuitive user interface allow you to quickly and easily prepare, import/export, map, edit, organize, share and report all of your photographic information. PhotoGIS is also interoperable with GIS applications allowing you to easily convert image files into formats suitable for use in popular mapping programs such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, GeoSuite, GeoRover, TIGR, FalconView and more.
Coupled with our GPS-enabled digital cameras and GPS modules, we're able to offer a complete end-to-end photo capture and management solution that has proven to dramatically reduce human error, save time and improve overall workflow efficiencies.

 Photo Mapping Software Navigation

PhotoGIS Navigation Screen
The options available from the PhotoGIS home navigation screen were designed to be as simple and user-friendly as possible. Everything is conveniently broken down into four categories: Setup - Processing - Reporting/Exporting - Administration. This allows you to easily locate and complete each step as you move along your workflow.

 

Photo Mapping Software - Photo GIS

Photo Mapping Viewer
The map view allows you to automatically map your photos along with any objects you may have recorded. If you're mapping objects in addition to photographer location, the map viewer will show distance and direction to each object from where the photograph was taken (as seen in this flood map example). In cases where you recognize that an image location is incorrect, you have the option to manually drag them into the correct GPS location using satellite imagery as a reference. Any additional markup or editing can also be done here.

 

Photo Mapping - GPS Camera Software

QR Code and Barcode Generator
After creating 'memos' with the "Create Memo" option from the home screen, you can simply click on "Create Barcode" to generate a QR or Bar code which is instantly ready to be scanned by your Ricoh G700SE camera (or similar digital camera that supports memos). After scanning the code, you're ready to capture photos in the field and each photograph will automatically contain the memo data you entered during setup.

 

Who is PhotoGIS for?

PhotoGIS is intended for organizations looking to simplify their workflow and who have the need to organize, map, edit, manage and report large amounts of geotagged photographic data. Some of our customers include the US Army, USMC, US Navy, USAF, FEMA, USDA, local government agencies, law enforcement agencies, US Border Patrol, and a variety of GIS users that need to integrate images into GIS databases.  

Common applications include: Military ISR, Combat Patrol, Special Operations, Disaster and Emergency Response, Disaster Insurance Investigations, Border Patrol and Security, Police Investigations, Environmental Assessments, Utility Asset Surveying and Mapping, Biological Surveying and Mapping, Natural Resource Surveying and Mapping, Real Estate Photo Mapping, et cetera.

 

Want to Learn More and See PhotoGIS In Action?

Call us at 866.238.7917

Request A Free Demo»

 

 


 


 

 

Looking For Hardware Solutions?

Rugged GPS Cameras

Digital SLR Cameras

Point-and-Shoot Cameras

GPS Modules

Laser Range Finders



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Published in PhotoGIS
 
 
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