Solocator is a GPS camera for fieldwork. Overlay and stamp photos with GPS location, compass direction, altitude, date & time taken. Plus, with the Industry Pack (In-App Purchase) capture editable notes such as project name and photo description, street address and UTM/MGRS coordinate formats as well as customised exporting to Dropbox & Google Drive including KML, KMZ and CSV files. It can auto save two photos to camera roll at once - Stamped photo and original high res photo with back or front facing camera. You can also view photo direction and location in map view and navigate there. So now you will always know where and when a photo was taken and how to get back there.
TAILOR THE INFO YOU NEED TO CAPTURE
You can choose what information you want to overlay on your photos to suit your fieldwork.
- GPS Location (Latitude & Longitude in various formats) ± Accuracy
- Compass direction – bearing
- Altitude (Metric & Imperial units)
- Date & time based on your GPS location
- Show compass
- Show Cardinal points in Building mode; e.g. north or south elevations of a building face.
- Option to use abbreviations or Unicode characters for direction, position and altitude.
WORKING WITH CAPTURED INFO
- Options to take and auto save two photos to camera roll at once; one with stamped info and the other as an original high res photo.
- Photos are sorted by time, location, distance from current location and by project name (if Industry Pack purchased).
- View photo direction and location in map view and navigate there
- Save photos with metadata in Exif format to camera roll
- Share photos individually or as a zip file.
- Email photos from within the app including:
• Exif metadata
• Compass direction
• GPS Position ± accuracy
• Date & time taken
• Street address (if selected)
• Elevation of building face viewed (if selected)
• Links to maps so receiver can navigate there easily
INDUSTRY PACK (In-App Purchase)
Stamp your photos with "Project name" & "Description". The project name field could be used as job or policy number. You can also go back and amend project name or description or just add the notes later when you’re in the office.
PROJECT NAME USED AS FILE NAME PREFIX
Photos taken with project name at the time of capture are saved with a prefix, which works with photos emailed. Photos with a project name will also be sorted and grouped by project name. Project names are also automatically used as email subject lines.
Customize your photos by stamping your own watermark. e.g. company name, team or your name or copyright.
Selecting street mode overlays photos with street address. You can select at what distance interval to check and update street address when on the go.
CUSTOM EXPORT TO DROPBOX & GOOGLE DRIVE
Export multiple photos with captured project file names to shared team folders.
CUSTOM EXPORTING & EMAILING
Export or email multiple photos and photo info in KML, KMZ or CSV formats. Attach maps of photo locations along with your photos when exporting or emailing.
Select your combination of photos, maps and captured info in the file formats to suit your needs. Export/email photos individually or as a zip file.
TRACK PHOTOS IN MAP VIEW
View multiple photos by direction, distance between photos, area of photos taken and distance to your added markers via imported KML files or dropped pins.
REFINE AND LOCK GPS LOCATION
Ideal for those working in and around buildings; to improve your GPS location. You can also use it to lock the position of the asset or subject you’re photographing as opposed to where you’re standing.
SWITCH OFF CAPTURE MODES – GREATER FLEXIBILITY
Switch Compass, Building and Street modes off and just show GPS info bar on top of photos. Gives you more flexibility on what and how you overlay info and show more of the photo.
Version 2.5 has a number of improvements and fixes including the following:
■ Corrected time zones and improved caching for updating time based on user location.
■ Fixed an issue for some users with locked GPS positions.
■ Added extra functionality for handling photos when updating to new app versions, specifically for users with minimal device storage space.
■ Added option to email or export photos as a zip file. See archiving section in settings.
■ Added option to log out and switch between Google accounts when exporting/importing to and from Google Drive.
■ Added DMS.s coordinate format with one decimal place.
■ Fixes to CSV file export.
Thank you for your continued support and feedback.
Ratings and Reviews
I’m an ecologist and this app is great for keeping record of things I find in the field. Well worth the full purchase and is cheaper than competitive apps with a better final picture design. The one flaw I found is that the landscape lock doesn’t actually lock the photo based on the gyroscope of the phone (like when trying to take landscape but the phone is barely tilted into portrait mode). Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing it!
Developer Response ,
Hi Jason, We were recently informed of this bug and we've fixed it. We are just testing a few other fixes/enhancements and we will be releasing an update shortly. Best Regards John.
I have been using this app to document various aspects of my field work for a couple of years now.
I show it to other folks that I think may benefit from using it as well; contractors, sub- contractors, utility locators, etc. Some one asked me if I received a commission if they purchase this App. I replied that the hours that this App saves me on a daily basis for my work is all the “commission” that I need. Thank you Solocator!
Great for conservation documentation and Public Works
As a volunteer on my town’s Board of Public Works, and Surface Water Quality Committee, I wanted to document stream obstructions responsible for poor drainage and flooding around a town pond. Solocator hit a home run on the first excursion. This is a GREAT app for a TERRIFIC price - but the Industry add on, cheap and outstanding.
It needs to improve its sharing across devices under the same Apple ID. That would make it PERFECT.
- Civi Corp Pty Ltd
- 49.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 - 2018 Civi Corp Pty Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Industry Pack $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.