Solocator is a GPS camera for fieldwork or when you need photos for proof. Overlay and stamp photos with location, direction, altitude, date & time taken. With the Industry Pack (In-App Purchase), capture field notes such as project name, photo description, company or username.
Solocator is used by many industries, government agencies and professionals across the globe for photo documentation.
TAILOR OVERLAY INFORMATION TO YOUR NEEDS
Select information you need to capture & stamp on your photos:
+ GPS position (Latitude & Longitude in various formats) ± Accuracy
+ UTM/MGRS coordinate formats (Industry Pack)
+ Compass direction–bearing
+ Altitude (Metric & Imperial units)
+ Tilt & Roll angles
+ Local date & time based on your GPS location
+ Local time zone
+ UTC time
+ Show compass
+ Street address (Industry Pack)
+ Show cardinal direction in Building mode, e.g. North elevation of a building face.
+ Option to use abbreviations or Unicode characters for direction, position and altitude.
Overlays are designed for both back and front selfie cameras. Ultra-wide angle and pre-set zoom buttons are supported within pinch zoom, plus other standard camera controls, including self-timer, flash and exposure.
AUTOSAVE PHOTOS TO iCLOUD & CAMERA ROLL
Take and autosave two photos at once: one stamped with the selected overlays and the other as an original high-resolution photo.
SORT, SEARCH, SHARE OR EMAIL
+ Photos are sorted by time, location, distance from current location and project name if using the Industry Pack.
+ View photo direction and location in map view and navigate there.
+ Share photos individually or as a zip file via the share sheet.
+ Search for photos by date, date range or with the Industry Pack search by text used in notes and address.
+ Email photos including the following information:
- Exif metadata
- Compass direction
- GPS position ± accuracy
- Tilt & Roll
- Date & time taken
- Street address (Industry Pack)
- Elevation of building face viewed
- Links to maps so the receiver can navigate there easily
INDUSTRY PACK (In-App Purchase) “One-time charge”
EDITABLE NOTES OVERLAY
Stamp your photos with "Project name", "Description" & “Watermark”. The Project Name field could be used as a job or ticket number. The Watermark field is typically used for company or username. You can also edit these fields later.
CUSTOM EXPORT FILENAME
Define your photo export filename from a selection of fields: Project Name, Description, Watermark, Street Address, Date/Time, Number# and the Custom text field.
BATCH EDIT NOTES OVERLAY FIELDS
Select multiple photos from the library and edit Project Name, Description & Watermark fields in one go.
STREET ADDRESS & UTM/MGRS
Add street address to your overlay or use UTM/, UTM Bands & MGRS coordinate formats instead of Lat/Long.
AUTOSAVE OR EXPORT PHOTOS TO CLOUD STORAGE
Autosave original and stamped photos to Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive (Personal & For Business), including SharePoint Sites and Teams. You can also save photos in date or project name subfolders - automatically. Or select and export photos later.
PHOTO DATA in KML, KMZ & CSV
Along with photos, email or export photo data and notes in KML, KMZ or CSV formats. Both email and export buttons are customisable to suit your data requirements.
TRACK PHOTOS IN MAP VIEW
View photos by direction, the distance between photos, area of photos taken and distance to your added markers via imported KML files or dropped pins.
REFINE & LOCK GPS LOCATION
Ideal for those working in and around buildings; to improve your GPS location. You can also use it to lock the asset position you're photographing.
Switch off Compass, Building and Street modes and only show the GPS info bar on top of photos for a more compact view.
VPP Customers: https://solocator.com/enterprise-app-for-mdms/
Solocator - GPS Field Camera Positive Reviews
Bug on latest updateWhen transferring photos from my iPhone to my computer the file extensions are missing for anything taken after the update. Thankfully I was able to use command prompt to batch create .jpg file extensions for them so that I could open them but I hope this gets fixed..Version: 2.14
Fantastic App!!I have used this app for years to take pictures for ecological volunteering and other projects. It is wonderful for documenting conditions in the field with geographical coordinate data overlayed on the image. I use it for downed trees and other environmental conditions to report. The app has been consistently good for all these years and I have never had an issue. Also, all the functions work offline which is excellent. I highly recommend this app!.Version: 2.13
App support link brokenI am just leaving this to say the latest update has messed up the screen on the iPhone 8plus and the app support link takes you to a website with a broken link. That being said I use this app daily for work and it’s great it’s really five stars this is the first problem I have had in two-three years using this app. And I need you to fix it before I start my next project I can’t access settings at all to change the text overlay. It’s like the latest update shifted the buttons down so they are hidden behind the margin and home key. Once again great app please fix it..Version: 2.6
Almost perfectI’m an ecologist and this app is great for keeping record of things I find in the field. Well worth the full purchase and is cheaper than competitive apps with a better final picture design. The one flaw I found is that the landscape lock doesn’t actually lock the photo based on the gyroscope of the phone (like when trying to take landscape but the phone is barely tilted into portrait mode). Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing it!.Version: 2.5
The best GPS camera app everThis app is one of the best app and moslty the industry pack is really useful for those who want to save the coordinates and the addresses of the places which they take photos . But one thing which i really hope the developer add in the future that, beside getting the address, coordinates etc in the CSV report, we could get thumbnail of photos in the table as well..Version: 2.13
Great AppI have been using this app to document various aspects of my field work for a couple of years now.
I show it to other folks that I think may benefit from using it as well; contractors, sub- contractors, utility locators, etc. Some one asked me if I received a commission if they purchase this App. I replied that the hours that this App saves me on a daily basis for my work is all the “commission” that I need. Thank you Solocator!.Version: 2.4
Very useful toolThis app was mentioned in a land surveying forum, and I’m so thankful for it. It has become crucial to our workflow in my surveying company, and we have purchased this app for each of our party chiefs as well as office technicians. The developer is very responsive and I hope the app stays up-to-date in the future. This app is a prime example of why smartphones have become indispensable..Version: 2.13
Exceptionally responsive developer!Great app, very helpful for my business! Discovered a glitch in the app this morning, and emailed the developer for a resolution. I received an email back 4 MINUTES LATER! Mind you, I’m in the US, and he’s in Australia. He’s foregoing sleep to resolve this issue ASAP, I can’t thank him enough! He’s kept me updated the whole way, and is getting it resolved very quickly. Stellar! Keep up the great work!.Version: 2.6
Very helpful for my field work.My work takes me out to remote aquatic areas for various surveys and inspections. I take lots of pictures of plants on recon and having the ability to map routes, plant taxa, and locations/boundaries of plant taxa via GPS/GIS integration is very useful. And the price for all options is very reasonable. Very useful and user friendly for my purposes. Thank you!.Version: 2.13
SamWork13I tried the developer web site to ask this, but safari won’t open the page. My newest update has a bug that drains the battery on my phone after one or two pictures. I love the app, and use it frequently, but I cannot use this any more. I have an iPhone 7 with iOS 13.3.1.Version: 2.9
Does the jobWhen I can't get my digital camera to connect this is a great back up. Sometimes I have to log GPS position inspections. This works every time where my camera works 80 to 90%. Glad I found this app. If someone did not want to spend the extra money for the GPS camera, this is a great substitute..Version: 2.3.5
Latest update screwed it up (iPhone 7S)I’ve used the industry pack for Solocator for a few years now and have been extremely pleased with it...until now. I get to work this morning and open the app only to find that the latest update (2.6, yesterday) has screwed it up and I cannot take any photos. Tried deleting and reinstalling, to no avail. I hope they correct this quickly as I need it for my job..Version: 2.6
Ideal App for Field InspectorAs a contractor I work for various Municipalities, Counties and the State. This app has served its purpose time and time again. It is the best app out there. The details you can add to the photos just makes reporting a breeze!
LOVE THE APP.
Throwing it out there. Can you make an iPad version now that the iPad Pro offers flash with its camera?!?!.Version: 2.3.5
Works well for what it was intendedI really like using this app as a geologist. Recently I purchased the industry pack which is a good value for my fieldwork needs. The developers addressed my questions quickly and clearly which was a good value on top of the app itself..Version: 2.13
Great AppGreat app. Use it for taking construction photos. Would be nice if one could use Dropbox rather than sending the pictures to Apple photos. It would allow for separation of work photos from personal photos and I could have access to them right on my computer..Version: 2.3.5
Reinstall charge you againIt has been fixed and corrected———-I had paid for the full version and had to reinstall do to a glitch in the software and now its wanting me to pay for it again.Version: 2.8
IssuesI’ve been having some issues with this app the last 2 days. After I take a picture and return to my office the picture is changing and zooming in fully so that you can’t see it anymore. I’ve been having to go and retake the photos. Besides that everything’s been great..Version: 2.17
Shutter buttonWas better when the app consistently allowed use of the volume button to take photos. I take many, as I’m walking, in a short span of time. I prefer using the volume button opposed to the on screen button since I always seem to hit the flip camera button and switch it to the front facing without even noticing..Version: 2.4
Almost perfectWish Solocator had the ability that to take photos by time delay and I wish the app was compatible with my Ubeesize Tripod Remote as the remote is with the default Apple Camera App on the same device..Version: 2.13
Agreed - Near perfectThis app is awesome. After working through the settings it’s so easy to export or share. Easy to describe each photo on the fly. So many great choices for how you want to stamp these photos and send them off! Thanks!.Version: 2.12
Should be betterI've been using the app for a few months and it sometimes behaves in a buggy fashion. It will crash suddenly or fail to delete photos when I ask it to. This last item in not good if you need to save space..Version: 2.3.5
Works well for real estate inspectionsThe app works as intended. I like the way I can get two pictures with each shot, one with info and one without. I wish I could make the font larger and/or darker and remove the data at the top of one of the pictures..Version: 2.3.5
Photo size doesn’t work on IPhone 12I have been using this for over a year now and it was perfect for what I needed. I have changed to a new IPhone 12 and now the unlabeled photos are not size adjustable just the photos with the coordinates on them..Version: 2.13
Good but could be betterThe 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.Version: 2.3.5
Easy photopoint monitoring!!I’m a project coordinator for a watershed council and this app has made our project photopoint monitoring so much easier. The data imprint on the photo allows us to keep a record of direction and angle which means an easily reproducible view..Version: 2.5
SolocatorUse it to find trail cams in boonies. If I wait till seeing 13’ accuracy, I have little trouble finding them. Use it to document just about everything..Version: 2.17
Needs one thingLove this app, has all the info I need right in the pictures,the only thing is, it makes the photos so big with my iPhone and iPad, my daily reports are huge, other Timestamp apps aren’t nearly as bad as this one... changing the photos to low quality doesn’t help either...Version: 2.3.5
Good AppApp is great for Forestry work, Gives me coordinates on every picture. would like to be able to place multiple photos on a single map though, just a thought..Version: 2.3.5
ScreenAfter updating to the newest version my buttons for the app are partially hidden and will not respond to touch..Version: 2.6
Fantastic!I’ve been looking for an app like this for a long time. Sadly, too many are either too simple or far to complicated and have terrible photo overlay graphics.
That is, until Solocator! What a great app, everything you need and nothing you don’t. So easy to use as well, and they even thought of things that I didn’t know I needed.
Oh and the price, even with the Industry Pack, total steal!
Very well done, thank you!!.Version: 2.13
New update screw upI literally just downloaded this app and also bought the “Industry Pack” and today I went to use this camera and now all of the picture or settings keys are so low or OFF the bottom of my screen I can’t even use them. FIX this NOW PLEASE!!!!!!.Version: 2.6
Memory issueStores memory in app even after you delete photos. Other than that it’s good!.Version: 2.4
SolocatorThis is a terrific app for field work. I use for land monitoring reporting for a land trust and it vastly simplifies report writing with the information displayed right on the image file..Version: 2.15
When updated buttons at bottom out of viewNeed to know how to fix.Version: 2.6
Suddenly have to pay for UTM?This was my favorite field photo app until just now. It wouldn’t let me switch back to UTM (I have some projects in Lat/Long and some in UTM) unless I bought an “Industry Pack”. I’m pretty annoyed..Version: 2.16
Excellent GPS Field CameraGreat app! Very well thought-out and responsive updates.
Fantastic customer service! I highly recommend Civi Corp apps.Version: 2.10
USCG GPS TESTINGI used this app to record waypoints for an extensive GPS watch test completed in Linville Gorge Wilderness. It was spot on, combining visual data and location data, what a great capability to have..Version: 2.7
Great investment to our company!Incorporating this application in our day to day processes have helped the company tremendously!
Thank you!.Version: 2.17
Great field appI use this extensively to record geology in the field. I paid extra for the UTM option, well worth it..Version: 2.12
PeteAre 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.Version: 2.3.5
Handy appThis is a handy app. good for documentation. I like having the two pics - one clean and one with the data. Good for evidence documentation..Version: 2.3.5
PerfectThis app is a pipeliners dream. I can't wait until the Google earth functionality comes out. THANKS.Version: 2.3.5
Almost perfect.I use the app to document project progress, often in areas with little to cell service, the upload feature after your return home does not seem to work.
It always starts with pictures from a year ago, by the time I get to todays pictures, the app locks up.
The cloud function does not seem to work very well. Have started using the cable..Version: 2.15
I love it!This app has not only saved me on multiple occasions, but it massively improves my quality of work and reports. Having all the information stamped onto the photo is SUPER helpful, and the ability to compare and manipulate photos to determine distances, area, etc is super handy.
I do a variety of different projects and I heavily use this app every day, for every single job. I’ve recommended it to every contractor I’ve worked with, and forced my team to use it. Taking notes is great and very important, but being able to take a picture, record information on it, AND have all the gps data is just awesome.
I do have one negative though. I was in an area with spotty cell coverage and taking pictures with the app. It was taking a long time to record the data (the loading wheel was spinning for awhile after taking a photo). I later realized that a bunch of my photos didn’t save due to this for whatever reason. It was likely having a hard time getting a location fix, which caused multiple photos to end up timing out and not getting recorded. If it’s possible for the app to still take a picture without recording the location data in these circumstances that would be ideal. Because I didn’t notice until I got home (6hr drive from Site) and a bunch of the pictures I took never got saved..Version: 2.13
Bugs.Please upgrade this app , it flips pictures from landscape to up right. just on it’s own. (all the time).Version: 2.15
Good app!Would be great if the volume shutter button worked with this app. It's always awkward to hold when using on screen button. Other than that it's excellent!.Version: 2.3.2
Fantastic app for engineering field and construction workI’m a geological engineer and do a lot of field work: mapping surveys, site inspections, construction, etc. Taking photos has always been a big part of my practice and in the last 10 years, having photos geo-referenced has been an added bonus. This app raises our capabilities even more - information such as location, elevation, view direction, address, and user text can all be added right on the photo. Photo locations and views can be shown on Google or Apple maps. Photo and information management is superb. This is a well-designed, very capable app; it’s value to cost ratio is very high..Version: 2.13
Works Great!!I use the app and have recommended it to many people.
Customer support is outstanding!
This is a great tool!!.Version: 2.5
Nice app for workNice app. Price of app is a bit misleading. To get all features it will cost you a few $. Very helpful being able to label photos with description and legal land info when doing oilfield or construction projects..Version: 2.2
AwesomeI find this app to be the perfect tool for shooting a bearing along a long lot line then using the gps overlay to stay on that bearing. Plus the legal aspect of photos showing any encumbrances. Exactly what I needed.
To top it all off the gps maps show where to find a cup of java in town. Lol.Version: 2.2
UserPutting an elevation label on a pic works great, but the compass heading mode isn't accurate at the edges of the pictures..Version: 1.1
TheresaI work for a solar company and this app works great for taking a pic of the roof where the solar array is to be installed and them to send in to the office and they can immediately see which way it is facing..Version: 1.3
Overall great app for location scoutsLove using this for detailed info esp. Recording location/direction...excellent app for location scouts. Couple suggestions to improve: batch export to iPhoto or other geotag enabled programs; option to record address book info to each image for easier filing....Version: 1.3
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