Movies And Maps plays your dash cam movies and plots the GPS route from the NMEA log files on a map.
The GPS position, speed, altitude and accelerometer data is continuously updated while the movie is playing.
Movies with embedded GPS MetaData in the ISO6709 format or movies recorded with the free iOS App "Movies And Maps Recorder" (MaMRec) are also supported.
At any point you can take a full resolution snapshot of the movie and crop, rotate, sharpen and enhance the image before saving. You can trim and export the movie in the same or in a lower resolution with the corresponding GPS log.
Movies And Maps makes it easy to quickly browse through your dash cam movies to find the scene of interest.
There are two basic requirements:
● A dash cam movie format which is supported and playable by macOS (MP4/MOV)
● GPS log files in the NMEA format or movies with embedded ISO6709 GPS Location MetaData
NMEA is a simple ASCII based comma separated (CSV) file format, which is used to log GPS and other relevant data to file. This data is used by Movies And Maps to plot the route and current position on the map.
You can use 3rd party tools such as Exiftool and GPS Babel to extract GPS logs from your dash cam footage for use in Movies And Maps.
The NMEA import filter in Movies And Maps is fully customisable so you can adapt it to your own NMEA log format.
Movies with embedded GPS MetaData contain a track inside the movie with GPS location information. Supported formats are ISO6709 and the NMEA format provided by the free iOS App "Movies And Maps Recorder" (MaMRec).
Movies And Maps does not connect to the internet and is completely: ad free, private, free from in-app purchasing, safe.
● Updated code & minor bug fixes
● Option to hide the map compass
● Small improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Must have external NMEA EXIF info to use.
I bought this app solely to view dashcam and bodycam videos side-by-side with a map, using the NMEA GPS information embedded in the .mov or .mp4 file.
However, I did not realize this app requires an external file with the location information, like a .gpx file.
Unfortunately, my attempts to run the terminal command line ExifTool app to extract the NMEA information from the video file have failed.
Without this file, while the Movies And Maps app appears to be a clean-looking and very well built app, unless I can locate a Mac GUI app to extract NMEA information to a file, I have no current use for Movies And Maps.
Since I'm not able to use the program as intended, I cannot fairly rate it good or bad, thus the 3-star rating.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.