Solocator is a GPS camera for fieldwork. Overlay and stamp photos with GPS location, compass direction, altitude, date & time taken + with Industry Pack (IAP) capture editable notes such as project name and photo description, street address and UTM/MGRS coordinate formats. It can auto save 2 photos to camera roll at once - Stamped photo and original high res photo. 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 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
- 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 on Facebook & Twitter
- 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)
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.
Stamp your photos with "Project name" & "Description". The project name field could be used as job or policy number etc. 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 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.
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.
Customize your photos by stamping your own watermark. e.g. company name, team or photographer name.
Selecting street mode overlays photos with street address.
Email KML file of photo location
The applications Solocator - GPS Field Camera to stamp photos with location, direction, altitude, date, time + optional editable notes was published
in the category Navigation on 2012-12-09 and
was developed by Civi Corp.
The file size is 11.89 MB.
The current version is 2.3.5 and works well on
7.1 and high ios versions.
- Fixed camera zoom - thanks Everton.
- Bug fixes.
The iPad of this program settings does not work
This app is exactly what I was looking for site visits, but the stamped photo is not full resolution. Why not?
Absolute garbage. The other people writing reviews haven't used this app as much as I have. Otherwise they would not have rated it 5 stars. Simply because it has too flaws to be an app for purchase. It's in desperate need of a major update to address it's many issues. First off, it's a major memory hog! I feel bad for 16GB or 32GB iPhone owners. This app will slow down your iPhone and make it crash. If you used allot, you'll notice even if you delete all 3 photos it generates, somehow, somewhere they remain on your iPhone. This app is currently consuming 6.3GB of memory, even though all photos associated with it are deleted. Apple's IOS does't allow anyone to delete data for individual apps like Android does. Also, this app doesn't take advantage of iPhone's full camera abilities. Most often, the app needs to be reset because the lux on the camera doesn't properly adjust, and the makes your photo ultra white, or too dark. Lame. The developer also likes to play games with the user. Every few seconds it wants you to recalibrate, bringing up a screen that tells you to twist your arms and body like your doing a dance, trying to fill the circle. Lame. Also, why does the app constantly ask for access to cellular data?? Fishy. Even if all the extra add ons are disabled, this app still still wants to access gps, WiFi, cellular data and forces recalibration and doesn't simply act as a photo timestamp act, which only requires time. Lame. Apple needs to vet their developer's apps more thoroughly, and shouldn't allow money to be claimed unless it's updated and problems are addressed. I've already typed too much and haven't mentioned everything. BUYERS BEWARE. Not worth buying if you using it for work or a project that requires lots of photos over time.
Cannot get into settings to use watermark or any settings for that matter. Please Fix
Saves a ton of time on inspection reports all the information needed is already on the photo👍👍
Are use it every day at work. Walk tons of jobs great app. It would be nice if you could add red to the option of text
The GPS sometimes does not change going from site to site. Even with the GPS lock off. You end up with picture from several sites with the same street name and GPS Coordinates. It would be helpful to be able to edit those in the Project and Description editor. And to be able to change the text color in the editor. It is the best Camera app I have tried. Those are my only gripes. The GPS issue is a big one. IPhone 6
Works great! I only wish there was a way to export to Google Earth.
Works well with my job in the construction industry
I use Solocator to document construction site visits. It is the most used apps on my phone.
There are 2 issues I found using this great app. 1) The app will not save more than a few pictures to the camera roll and 2) The high resolution setting is still not good enough to take advantage of the resolution of the phone's camera. Otherwise this is a very useful app for environmental work.
Awesome app. Works great. Saved my butt when I was stuck in the mountains. Search and Rescue drove straight to me.
This app is awesome, it exceeds my expectations. I now use it often and it has become an indispensable tool in my work. Customer support is totally responsive and always available for questions and help.
Seriously, it crashes more than I can take pictures! Please fix this and it would be great if the pictures can be automatically saved into camera roll.
Fix the problem of it closing every time u take a picture and I'll change the rating. Poor rating for a poor app.
This app is perfect for my job. Once in a great while my photos are challenged. This app gives me the backup I need to prove I haven't submitted fraudulent photos.
Very useful app with photos plus GPS coordinates.
The easiest to use app to stamp your photo with the compass direction you were looking ( and GPS coordinates). It has great sharing options, too.
(First off, the app rarely ever crashes for me. I think other users need to try either reinstalling or recovering from backup. This usually fixes 95% of problems.) This app got a decent overhaul a few months ago and the developer did NOT disappoint. The strength of this app lies in its ability to overlay key information about a photo on top of the image itself. This app lets you do this easily. I use it for the environmental consulting/remediation/engineering industry. This has easily saved me hours of time and effort. I typically use this for excavations, general job site photos, and soil samples/borings, just to name a few. Adding compass orientation, date/time, and site name, etc. on the photos allows a person who was not at the site a chance to understand where they are facing in x,y space - by providing a quick reference point. This basically takes a confusing photo and makes sense of it. Plus not having to rename files back at your computer saves an enormous amount of time. Other great benefits within the app include mass uploading to Dropbox (save to camera roll, then open Dropbox - simple - now you have your photos on your computer), edit the text or units on the photo at anytime, and line up your photo using a crosshair overlay. Overall, this app is solid and I use it on every job site.