Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Euclideon GEOVERSE, SOLIBRI Model Checker, BCF, ScanManager, GreenSpider, GeomaticsCUBE.
max72
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 851
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:32 pm
11
Full Name: Massimo De Marchi
Company Details: Massimo De Marchi
Company Position Title: freelancer
Country: Italy
Skype Name: massimo_de_marchi
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 55 times
Contact:

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by max72 »

If you are outside (and you camera/phone have a decent location solution) you can use the exif data in some tools.
For instance in Globalmapper you can drag and drop the images and the icons are placed in the position you get from exif data (you can choose the reference system).
Double clicking the icon opens the image in the viewer.
The image is from a drone mapping session, but you get the idea.
Massimo
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
ing. Massimo De Marchi - +39 347 32 17 049 - www.studiodemarchi.net
JFlammVDC
I have made 40-50 posts
I have made 40-50 posts
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 2:23 pm
6
Full Name: Jason Flamm
Company Details: PARIC Corporation
Company Position Title: VDC Survey Manager
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by JFlammVDC »

landmeterbeuckx wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:42 pm
JFlammVDC wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:06 pm What about Matterport? Might be a little much.
Matterport isn't georeferenced at all so rather useless for his workflow
I missed that part. My bad!
PLS MO, AR, MS
Part 107 UAS Pilot
pipingdesigner
I have made 50-60 posts
I have made 50-60 posts
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:13 pm
3
Full Name: Paul Bowers
Company Details: Society of Piping Engineers and Designer
Company Position Title: President
Country: Canada
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 14 times
Contact:

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by pipingdesigner »

They have other solutions also
This looks interesting, I'm waiting to hear more from the North American distributor:

https://www.redcatch.at/smartphonertk/

I already use a Faro S70; this would be just for project early stages during scope definition.

One requirement is that it works indoors.
User avatar
Justin Richards
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:03 pm
3
Full Name: JUSTIN RICHARDS
Company Details: Tribrach Solutions
Company Position Title: Survey Tech
Country: United States
Linkedin Profile: No
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 56 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by Justin Richards »

Would something like Holobuilder.com or Openspace.ai work for you? You would probably need a 360 camera to get the most out of it but either way, that seems to be the industry standard now and both would allow for 2D pictures.
cesaralmeida
I have made 40-50 posts
I have made 40-50 posts
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:56 am
1
Full Name: cesar almeida
Company Details: KOREC
Company Position Title: Senior Application Engineer
Country: United Kingdom
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by cesaralmeida »

so this software needs to understand positions (relative or absolute?) of images, both indoors and outdoors, along with their orientation, and generate a plan of sorts from it.

Budget wise, under 399 euros... which is the cost of that smartphone RTK.

here's a thought:
Is going back to the people that are taking these images, and encourage them to make annotations or descriptions along with them an option? surely there must be a phone app to alleviate that task?

or maybe do a video instead and describe the site? Youtuber style? A bit of training might go a long way.
User avatar
RobM
I have made 100> posts
I have made 100> posts
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:55 am
7
Full Name: Robin Miller
Company Details: My own boss
Company Position Title: Managing Director
Country: Germany
Linkedin Profile: No
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by RobM »

pipingdesigner wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 12:38 pm What would be a real time saver is software that can locate direction and location of (camera, not scanner) photos taken in the field. This would be used (say, by clients or a field engineer) to initially locate points of interest and planning for later laser scanning.

After web searches I haven't been able to find such a thing and apparently GPS is not precise enough for locations to be extracted from EXIF data.

Any ideas how this could be accomplished?

Paul
I know that there's a bunch of software on the German market that does exactly what you are looking for. From what I understand you are looking at getting an arrow on a (plan/map/ some sort of background) that shows where the picture was taken and what direction it was taken.. and by clicking the arrow you get to the picture, did i get that right? (i don't think you need structure from motion or 3d reconstruction of any sort for this)
if so, at least here in Germany, for court cases there are sworn experts that use this kind of software for documentation purposes and its part of many "gutachtersoftware" . like this one: https://projectdocu.com/
I don't know if that's of any help but maybe try searching Canadian or American software for that branch. hope that helps
pipingdesigner
I have made 50-60 posts
I have made 50-60 posts
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:13 pm
3
Full Name: Paul Bowers
Company Details: Society of Piping Engineers and Designer
Company Position Title: President
Country: Canada
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 14 times
Contact:

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by pipingdesigner »

Looks quite interesting but it says "GPS-based" so the precision may not be high enough and also I need it to work indoors.
User avatar
gsisman
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 944
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:51 pm
7
Full Name: Steve Long
Company Details: Montgomery County DOT _ MD
Company Position Title: Land Survey Supervisor
Country: United States
Skype Name: gsisman1
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 815 times
Been thanked: 164 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by gsisman »

pipingdesigner wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 12:38 pm What would be a real time saver is software that can locate direction and location of (camera, not scanner) photos taken in the field. This would be used (say, by clients or a field engineer) to initially locate points of interest and planning for later laser scanning.

After web searches I haven't been able to find such a thing and apparently GPS is not precise enough for locations to be extracted from EXIF data.

Any ideas how this could be accomplished?

Paul
You can use the location data (if you have it turned on on your device (Ipad phone) for photo. There is a GIS Geoprocessing routine in ESRI software ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro for taking a folder of photos and turning them into GIS point features with field filled with the Geo coords (Lat & Long) and another field with the orientation -Ipad or phone IMU. These will point to the location of the Photo folder or if you choose -the location within the Geodatabase. These can then be loaded into a Feature service and when loaded into a GIS map or loaded into Civil 3D through a free Plugin from Esri called ArcGIS 4 Autocad. You can click on the point and it will open the phot at the location using whatever viewer you have on your computer for that format of photo.
We use chevrons for the point symbology and you can assign the chevron direction to read the IMU fiel (probably Magnetic north azimuth) to point the direction of the photo was taken
https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-for-au ... utocad.htm
User avatar
landmeterbeuckx
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 1657
Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 5:19 pm
12
Full Name: Lieven Beuckx
Company Details: Studiebureau Beuckx
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: Belgium
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 192 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by landmeterbeuckx »

max72 wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:29 pm If you are outside (and you camera/phone have a decent location solution) you can use the exif data in some tools.
For instance in Globalmapper you can drag and drop the images and the icons are placed in the position you get from exif data (you can choose the reference system).
Double clicking the icon opens the image in the viewer.
The image is from a drone mapping session, but you get the idea.
Massimo
Massimo,

Which version of GM is that? I still run v18.1 but my icons are wayyyy of.
LSBbvba
Surveying services - 3D Laserscanning
Tel : +32477753126
www.lsbbvba.be
[email protected]
max72
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 851
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:32 pm
11
Full Name: Massimo De Marchi
Company Details: Massimo De Marchi
Company Position Title: freelancer
Country: Italy
Skype Name: massimo_de_marchi
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 55 times
Contact:

Re: Software That Outputs Plan View of Pictures Taken

Post by max72 »

landmeterbeuckx wrote: Wed Oct 04, 2023 7:48 am
max72 wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:29 pm If you are outside (and you camera/phone have a decent location solution) you can use the exif data in some tools.
For instance in Globalmapper you can drag and drop the images and the icons are placed in the position you get from exif data (you can choose the reference system).
Double clicking the icon opens the image in the viewer.
The image is from a drone mapping session, but you get the idea.
Massimo
Massimo,

Which version of GM is that? I still run v18.1 but my icons are wayyyy of.
The picture was taken with 24,1. I have yet to install 25.

When I used them they worked fine for me. Picture taken with the phone with no GPS signal are usually thrown away.. but besides that the others are good.
Massimo
ing. Massimo De Marchi - +39 347 32 17 049 - www.studiodemarchi.net
Post Reply

Return to “Third Party Software & Plugins”