Update On Using Your Smartphone for Geo-locating Pictures


If you read my blog about Using Images From Your iPhone That Are Geo-referenced, you know that it took 2 programs to complete the procedure.  Well my co-worker Jeff Juniewich has figured out a way to just use Civil 3D or Map 3D by using an expression.

In my previous blog, I demonstrated that you need to rename some fields in Global Mapper, the export back out.  You do not have to do this.  You can change all of this with an expression.  However, you still need to get your image into a .shp file.  You can do this with GeoJot+.  Read my blog post about GeoJot+.

Once the pictures have been converted to .shp file, connect the .shp file through the Map Task Pane…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

First, I will convert the arrow direction with an expression that will illustrate the direction the photo was taken.

In the Style Editor…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

The expression will be to add a hyphen (-) for the direction…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

Result…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

Now we will add a tooltip that will open the picture.

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

In order for a tooltip to open up the actual image in it’s file location, it must act like a web address.  For example if your image in located in C:\Images, the backslash needs to be changed to a forward slash with file://C:/.

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

In the expression I will designate where my image files are…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

Now you can hover your cursor over one of the arrows and hold the CTRL key and click.  It will open the image file…

4-4-2012_8-46-10_AM

IMG_0662

Advertisements

One thought on “Update On Using Your Smartphone for Geo-locating Pictures

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s