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renecherrera
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Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

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09-25-2013 07:14 AM

I have survey data points that have had photos taken from the data collector of items surveyed.  The photos are attacted to points in Trimble Business Center.  I will bring this survey data into Map3D 2013 and ultimately to a SHP and SDF files.  Is there a way for me to either keep the photo attacted to the point or associate it in one of the other file formats?  

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antoniovinci
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-25-2013 08:29 AM in reply to: renecherrera

That's a great question, sir.

Is your Trimble software able to export those points as shapefile with attributes..?

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renecherrera
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-25-2013 09:51 AM in reply to: antoniovinci
Yes, Trimble Business Center can export out a shapefile with attributes.
How does that get me closer to a solution.
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antoniovinci
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-25-2013 10:40 AM in reply to: renecherrera

Please zip and attach 1 shapefile with 1 photo, I'd like to check its structure.

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renecherrera
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-25-2013 12:41 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

Here's a zip containing the shapefile an image.  The survey point associated with the image is;

 

pnt 16367 associated with img066.jpg

 

 

Most points in my survey file have images associated with them in TBC. 

 

-Chris

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Murph
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-25-2013 04:42 PM in reply to: renecherrera

Document view is one way, depending on the fields and image names you make be able to get the link/image name when you export out of Trimble. http://map3d.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/using-autocad-map3d-document-view/

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antoniovinci
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-26-2013 12:41 AM in reply to: renecherrera
renecherrera wrote:

The survey point associated with the image is; 

pnt 16367 associated with img066.jpg


Unfortunately I cannot find any common ID between the shapefile and the EXIF info embedded in the photo, so I give up, sir.

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renecherrera
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-26-2013 04:56 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

Can you tell me how to view EXIF info?  I'm working on correlating the photo and point in TBC which should give a 1 to 1 match.  How do you open the photo to view the EXIF?

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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-26-2013 05:15 AM in reply to: renecherrera

renecherrera wrote:

How do you open the photo to view the EXIF?


I use the free Irfanview (click the blue "I" icon, or simply press the "I" key).

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TerryDotson
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Re: Photo GeoTagging in Map 3D

09-26-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: renecherrera

I'm working on correlating the photo and point in TBC which should give a 1 to 1 match

 

As AV mentioned, there is no common ID and no GpsLat/Long in the EXIF (which even an iPhone includes) so there is no way to tie them together with what you have provided.  No chance of automation.

 

Since you knew the image was at point 16367 is that recorded in another file (sadly the big T didn't export it with the Shapefile) ?

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