THORNTON, Colo. – GeoSpatial Experts released the Android version of its popular GeoJot app for mobile devices. In addition, the GeoJot mobile app and its companion PC-based GPS-Photo Link software have been enhanced to offer automatic wireless data transfer via the cloud, easier attribute collection and more flexible reporting functions.
Designed as part of an end-to-end system for geospatial data capture, mapping and reporting, GeoJot turns Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices with integrated cameras into field data collection tools. GeoJot enables users to easily and accurately acquire geotagged photographs and enter attribute descriptions related to the photos. GeoJot is the companion field app created by GeoSpatial Experts for exclusive use with the GPS-Photo Link software for the PC.
“Used together, GPS-Photo Link and GeoJot comprise an end-to-end system that takes users from field data collection to generating final reports in one seamless process,” said GeoSpatial Experts President, Rick Bobbitt.
GeoJot apps for Android are available for purchase from the Google Play store. GeoJot for the Apple iPhone and iPad may be purchased from the Apple App Store. GeoSpatial Experts will work with customers directly for larger enterprise licenses of GeoJot and GPS-Photo Link.
“We are excited to be offering GeoJot for Android, which we created in response to the many Android users who were looking for a simple data collection tool for their field teams,” said Bobbitt. “Feedback from over 100 beta testers has also helped us to further improve GeoJot on both operating systems, making it even more robust and easier to use - particularly for large field teams.”
In addition to expanding into the Android operating system, GeoSpatial Experts added the following upgrades to GeoJot and GPS-Photo Link:
- Automatic Data Transfer Using the Cloud – Automatically push photos up to Dropbox as they are taken. Data can then be downloaded on a PC for processing in GPS-Photo Link.
- Advanced Features for Data Management – New advanced data management features include the ability to select the size of the photos being captured and the ability to create specific storage folders automatically using attributes collected in the field.
- Barcode/ QR Code Reading – Available exclusively for the GeoJot Android version is the ability to scan barcodes and QR codes, and save them as attribute values.
- Attribute List (Form) Creation on the PC – GeoJot users may now compose attribute lists (forms) on their personal computers in GPS-Photo Link rather than on the mobile device. Lists can be locked, specific items can be required and lists can be emailed to field teams.
- Review and Improve Data – Through the attribute editor in GPS-Photo Link, QA and QC field data before adding it into spatial and relational database systems.
- Custom Printed Report Formatting – GPS-Photo Link customers can now further customize the format and presentation of photographs and attributes included in printed reports. Now, one, four or eight photos can be printed on one page with attribute information.
GeoJot has been deployed in a wide variety of data collection applications including: street sign inventories, FEMA documentation, forensic wetland analysis, road assessment, medical facility audit, storm water and habitat restoration, energy and electric utilities, site assessment, soil sampling for agriculture, tree inventories and more.
Introduced in 2001, GPS-Photo Link is software for mapping photographs. In addition to creating reports and digital maps, the software allows you to enforce consistency and quality standards before inputting your field data into spatial and relational database systems. Review field data, easily adjust geo-locations, batch edit attribute information and automatically batch rename files. All the data is written into the EXIF header of each photo. The software creates output directly useable by Esri ArcGIS, Google Maps, MS-Access, MS-Excel and most leading data management systems.
GeoSpatial Experts will be demonstrating the Google Android and Apple iOS versions of GeoJot at the Esri International User Conference being held July 23-27, 2012, in San Diego. For more, visit www.geospatialexperts.com.