Solocator - GPS Field Camera

In-app purchases
3.8
848 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

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 the 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
+ Crosshair
+ 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.


CAMERA
Overlays are designed for both back and front selfie cameras. Supports pinch zoom, plus other standard camera controls, including self-timer, flash and exposure.


AUTOSAVE PHOTOS TO CAMERA ROLL
Take and autosave two photos at once: one stamped with the selected overlays and the original photo with no overlays.


SORT, 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.
+ Email photos including the following information:
- Exif metadata
- Compass direction
- GPS position ± accuracy
- Altitude
- Tilt & Roll
- Date & time taken
- Street address (Industry Pack)
- Elevation of building face viewed
- Link 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, and the area of photos taken.

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.

COMPACT VIEW
Switch off Compass, Building and Street modes and only show the GPS info bar on top of photos for a more compact view.

IMPORTANT NOTE - DEVICES WITHOUT A COMPASS
From v2.18, we have made Solocator accessible for incompatible devices that do not have a compass. These devices are without a magnetometer (magnetic sensor), which means the compass and some direction features in the app won’t function as designed. However, when you change/update to a device with a compass, all directional features will be enabled to work as intended.
Updated on
Nov 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

3.8
831 reviews
A Google user
October 20, 2018
Does the advertised job of overlaying photos with location and direction data. It also embedded exif data just fine. The photos I took imported into Google Maps with no problem. It's a little buggy, though. For a while, it took two photos without the overlay for each one photo with the overlay. Also, it turned my flash on and kept it on like a flashlight. I was also not thrilled to pay for a nap, and then it be immediately offered to pay more for an in-app purchase. the price of the app is low, so it's not that big a deal. But it sure is tacky.
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April Arroyo-Monroe (April)
May 18, 2023
This app used to be so easy to use. I don't know what happened or when, but it has changed. The options on the photos change whenever, the fields in the csv do not populate when you fill them in, the photos don't separate into albums and uploading the photos has gotten incredibly difficult. I used to love this app but now I am looking for something else for my company to use in the field for our environmental science work.
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Paul Backus
April 29, 2023
For a "professional" quality app, this is pretty awful. There are so many basic mistakes and missing functionality, I have no idea how this became a standard in my field. It doesn't even have an option to change the photo folder! It can't even switch between landscape directions when the options are set. Hell, it needs to be online or the PAID PROFESSIONAL VERSION features stop working. It's a bit problem when I can't even label my work photos due to the shoddy programming in this app. Do better
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What's new

- Tilt, Roll & Crosshair overlays in camera or stamp on photos & added to EXIF metadata
- Date format options, UTC time & local time zone options
- Timer added to the camera
NEW IN INDUSTRY PACK
- Autosave photos to Google Drive, Dropbox & OneDrive
- Batch edit notes overlay fields; Project Name, Description & Watermark
- Photos in map view by direction, distance & area of photos taken
- Optimised KMZ file
- Changed UI of notes overlays on photos in library
- Zipped files use Project filename