Q: Can you set the watermark information in the app, or is it added to photos using the full program in the office?
A: The watermarking is set up in the desktop software and will appear on the photos after they are processed through Core.
Q: When you export to an access file are the photos shown as their file names?
A: When exporting to an .mdb file you can have both the photo filenames as well as a path to the actual location of the photos in different columns.
Q: Is there any plans to allow blue tooth connectivity to Survey Total Stations and or Survey Grade Differential GPS units?
A: GeoJot+ draws the spatial information from the location services on the device. If a GPS manufacturer provides an app that allows for external units to supply data to location services (Trimble, Juniper, EOS, and Bad Elf all have apps available), then GeoJot+ will be able to consume and use that higher accuracy data.
Q: Could you discuss how sign inventories might be collected with this solution, where you only have one location but multiple signs?
A: You could either use the Group Photos feature to take multiple photos at the location and then fill out a single form, or you could use the GPS Lock feature to lock your coordinates at a specific location and then take individual photos of each sign being collected and fill out a specific form for each one.
Q: I’m using GeoJot to collect survey photos. I simply number the photos with alpha numeric characters. When I sort the photos by the point name the results are not sequential. How can I best sort my photos by collected point ids?
A: GeoJot+ sorts alphabetically and not numerically, but numbers can be used if you pad them with zeroes.
As an example: Normally if you had 15 photos, named 1 to 15, the program would sort them as 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2, 3, 4,…etc. If you pad with zeroes the program can be “tricked” into sorting it in order.
An example of padding would be 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012…etc.
Q: If you are using a wifi ipad can you get the spatial information afterwards with your track from a GPS device?
A: Yes, you can use the GeoTag Wizard to match your photos to the track you have collected. Best practice is to make sure your first photo of the day is of the date/time screen on your GPS unit. Then, in the wizard, you will be able to sync the time between the iPad and the GPS track and add spatial coordinates to all of your photos at once.