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How to connect a photo to a GPS position?

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:47 pm
by Balazs Hober
DigiTerra Explorer directly supports the inbuilt camera in the Windows Mobile/CE based mobile devices. So you can easily connect a photo to the surveyed GPS position (to the created point, line or area feature) as an attribute. Eg. Magellan MobileMapper 6 or Trimble Juno SB with DigiTerra Explorer is a good choice to easily manage this task.

Please, follow the next steps:
1. Tap the New Map button on the toolbar and set the map type (projected, geographic) and the coordinate precision of the map layers and the projection. Tap OK.
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2. Tap the Create new Layer button on the toolbar and create a new vector layer (eg. MAP - DigiTerra or SHP - ESRI Shape). Tap OK.
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3. Tap the Records button on the Pan frame (or tap the Records button on the toolbar).
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4. Tap Menu button and Create a new field (Photo) for the connected image with the next parameters below
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Name: eg. Photo
Type: Document (N)
Default: Zero
Rule: None
Tap OK then close the Record panel with the OK button. Now you have an attribute table to store the path of the connected photo.
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5. Tap the GPS survey button on the Pan frame (or tap the GPS survey button on the toolbar).
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6. Tap the red Record button to survey your current GPS position.
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7. Tap the empty place (Value) on the Photo Field.
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8. Tap the Start Digital Camera button on the Document panel.
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9. Take a photo.
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10. Tap OK to close the Record panel.
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11. You can easily query/change the attached photo on the Record panel.
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Let's see this video how it works exactly!

Re: How to connect a photo to a GPS position?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:24 pm
by geoconexion
Nice tutorial. But I need write the coordinates onto the picture. How Can I made it ????????

Re: How to connect a photo to a GPS position?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:16 am
by peterm
geoconexion wrote:Nice tutorial. But I need write the coordinates onto the picture. How Can I made it ????????

Actually writing onto a the picture is not possible with DigiTerra Explorer. But the WGS84 coordinates will be stored into the picture's EXIF data.