Using digital camera on Ashtech's GPS handhelds with DTE 6

How to connect and use range finders, digital cameras, cable locators with DigiTerra Explorer. You can find here the most common questions and answers, tips an tricks.
Tashe
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Using digital camera on Ashtech's GPS handhelds with DTE 6

Postby Tashe » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Is there any video or at least printed tutorial/manual on how to capture picture from the field using Ashtech's MM6, MM10 or MM100 units with DigiTerra 6 Professional? I need certain steps on how to take and enter the captured photo while measuring data (let say points). Let assume that I have already recorded a point and an attrubute window just poped-up on the screen. I have 2 attribute fields to fill: one that I am going to fill from the code book (dictionary), and the other is intented to save my facility photo on that location.
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Re: Using digital camera on Ashtech's GPS handhelds with DTE

Postby Tashe » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:25 pm

I found this YouTube video tutorial showing some DTE features regarding the forum's topic, but still it is not an answer to my qustion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfG0XTpH ... ature=plcp

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Using digital camera to collect photos when you are in field

Postby Krisz » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:31 am

It is easy...

I'll write the steps:
A) Preparation:
1 Load your existing file, mak it editable (pencil button on layer dialog)
+ save your project file - called "The name of your project".exp
-> it is necessary for storing the relative paths - see B) point below
2 Go to record panel (Hotkey in PC: "C")
3 Click/tap menu button
4 Select 1st item: "New Filed"
5 Give name: "Photo"
6 Select type: Document(N)
Click OK

B) There is the new field where we can store the path of the pictures.

C) The workout:
0) Connect to GPS! Why? See selaction D)
1 Select for example: 1st record on the record panel
2 Tap on the white (empty) filed, near the "Photo" word!
3 New screen appears:
select: "Start Digital Camera"
OK. We are here: shoot a photo (set up resolution, etc.)
D) When saving we recreate the file header: we try to add the GPS information to the JPEG Exif data, if we have GPS position.
The D steps result if you drag&drop standalon - but Explorer captured jpg's to another sw - like Google Earth - this shows on that real position:)
(This will works only the Explorer 6 Professional version.)

4 The Explorer fills the Photo attribute with its path - you can see the photo, just clict them path, and select: "Open document"
We storing the files on folder where the project saved. (See A/1).
When you copy the project to your PC, please don't forget copy the whole files.

See this short film:


The code dictionary is an another stoy.
See video from youtube:

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Re: Using digital camera on Ashtech's GPS handhelds with DTE

Postby Krisz » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:33 am

Tashe wrote:I found this YouTube video tutorial showing some DTE features regarding the forum's topic, but still it is not an answer to my qustion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfG0XTpH ... ature=plcp

Yeah this is an another feature.

See this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8BeKAhg ... ature=plcp


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