NAV Photo 2 is a multi-functional App that combines camera, compass, GPS positioning, text editor and the timer. NAV Photo 2 is created by the same company who created LSD NAV PRO 2 which won the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors 2012 David Thompson Award for Innovation in Geomatics.

It stamps real time position, altitude, direction of camera, and Legal Township information on to the iPad/iPhone's camera image. The geo-tagged image can then be viewed on the Apple Photos app or emailed using the system tools. With 2 comment fields it lets you append detailed descriptions you need to remember later.

By saving the data stamped information into the metadata of the image, you can now access this data programmatically or use photo tools to search for locations or comments that you have entered. Fields being saved are both comment fields, latitude, longitude, azimuth, LSD, Offset, and if using a custom grid then the control parameters are saved.

It is a great tool for oil and gas industry applications where everything is based on the Legal Township system. It is a tool for surveyors, land agents, field consultants, geologists, engineers, hunters and farmers.

It has many user selectable options for the position display. The most distinguishing and useful feature is that it displays the Legal Township information. It shows LSD-Sec-Twp-Rge-M (Legal Subdivision, Section, Township, Range, and Meridian) and offset distances from its Quarter Section boundaries.

If you have to deal with the township system then you will appreciate NAV Photo 2.

If you are confused by UTM and geographic outputs then you will love this App.

The cellular option for the iPad is required for getting the location information. This app can not be purchased and will not install on devices without a gps.

What’s New

Version 6.0

Added support for the document browser to transfer files through the files app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Want my $$ back!! ,

Nav Photo 2

Not a good as NAV photo it continues to struggle to find legal location and is often incorrect. When cross referencing with GPS / LSD Nav The Nav Photo 2 is more often incorrect vs correct in legal location. Stick with Nav Photo.

Developer Response ,

Please contact our technical support for specific locations that you find problematic. LSD Nav Pro 2 had a bug fixed for zooming to partial townships at the meridians.

Real nice guy ,

Best app out there . RNG Alberta pipeliner

This rocks, if you want support , call them

Curtis6737952 ,

Not Impressed

Very poor quality camera for the price. The free apps have a better camera.
Yes I know how to work I-phone (X) camera settings.

Developer Response ,

A point and shoot mode for the picture taking was purposely chosen for simplicity, sacrificing image controls and overrides. This allows most users to primarily focus on collecting georeferenced and commented site data and evidence.

A future version may provide some means of optional manual overrides.

Please ensure the appropriate resolution is selected in the app settings. The resulting megapixel is device dependent.


Altus Geomatics Limited Partnership
33.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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