Solocator - GPS Field Camera

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About this app

Solocator is a GPS camera for fieldwork. Overlay and stamp photos with GPS location, compass direction, altitude, date & time taken + with Industry Pack (In-App Purchase) capture editable notes such as project name and photo description, street address and UTM/MGRS coordinate formats. It can auto save 2 photos to camera roll at once - Stamped photo and original photo. You can also view photo direction and location in map view and navigate there. So now you will always know where and when a photo was taken and how to get back there.

You can choose what information you want to overlay on your photos to suit your fieldwork.

Choices include:
- GPS Location (Latitude & Longitude in various formats) ± Accuracy
- Compass Direction – Bearing
- Altitude (Metric & Imperial units)
- Date & time
- Show Compass
- Show Cardinal points in Building mode; e.g. North or South Elevations of a building face.
- Option to use abbreviations or Unicode characters for direction, position and altitude.

- Options to take and auto save two photos to Camera Roll at once; one with stamped info and the other as an original photo.
- Photos are sorted by time, location, distance from current location and by project name (if Industry Pack is purchased).
- View photo direction and location in map view and navigate there
- Save photos with metadata in Exif format to camera roll
- Export photos to Google Drive and Dropbox
- Share photos on Facebook & Twitter
- Email photos from within the app including:
• Exif metadata
• Compass Direction
• GPS Position ± accuracy
• Altitude
• Date & Time taken
• Street address (if selected)
• Elevation of building face viewed (if selected)
• Links to maps so receiver can navigate there easily

INDUSTRY PACK (In-App Purchase)

Stamp your photos with "Project name" & "Description". The project name field could be used as job or policy number etc. You can also go back and amend project name or description or just add the notes later when you’re in the office.

Customize your photos by stamping your own watermark. e.g. company name, team or photographer name.

Selecting street mode overlays photos with street address.

UTM and MGRS grid coordinate formats

Export or email multiple photos and photo info in KML, KMZ or CSV formats. Attach maps of photo locations along with your photos when exporting or emailing.
Select your combination of photos, maps and captured info in the file formats to suit your needs. Export/email photos individually or as a zip file.

Ideal for those working in and around buildings; to improve your GPS location. You can also use it to lock the position of the asset or subject you’re photographing as opposed to where you’re standing.

Switch Compass, Building and Street modes off and just show GPS info bar on top of photos. Gives you more flexibility on what and how you overlay info and show more of the photo.

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 wont 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
Dec 14, 2020

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Photos and videos
No data collected
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Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
750 reviews
John Whitefield
June 8, 2022
Works great when functioning correctly. App often switches to building view when compass is selected. There are problems bringing up the setting menu because that option disappears. The app will sometimes not connect to your phone's camera. Lastly the pro package will show as not purchased at times and the app will need to be restarted to add notes to the photos.
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Mr Biggs
May 10, 2022
The inaccuracy of this thing is ridiculous. I had hoped by buying the add-on it would improve things but it did not. I have the GPS accuracy turn to high and it still can't dependably show what direction I am currently facing/walking in. One second it says I'm looking north the next it says I'm looking south despite being in the same position walking in the same direction. Toggling through the different screens none of them agree with one another. It is completely unreliable.
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A Google user
February 8, 2019
The basic app is really useful. However, I also purchased the Industry Pack because it is supposed to allow you to export kml, and similar data, but I can't figure out how to do that. Furthermore, I can't find a guide for this product, which would be really useful. Edit: John, the developer first this app, has been very responsive in emails. I have changed my rating to 4 stars. FYI, he is working on the kml upload function for android devices and it is currently only available for iOS.
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What's new

• Added a selection of photo sizes for KMZ files.
• Added photo number as an option in user defined photo marker titles in KML/KMZ files.
• Bug fix to include photo details for outlook email users.