NAV Photo 2 is a multi-functional App that combines camera, compass, GPS positioning, text editor and the timer. NAV Photo 2 is created by the same company who created LSD NAV PRO 2 which won the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors 2012 David Thompson Award for Innovation in Geomatics.
It stamps real time position, altitude, direction of camera, and Legal Township information on to the iPad/iPhone's camera image. The geo-tagged image can then be viewed on the Apple Photos app or emailed using the system tools. With 2 comment fields it lets you append detailed descriptions you need to remember later.
By saving the data stamped information into the metadata of the image, you can now access this data programmatically or use photo tools to search for locations or comments that you have entered. Fields being saved are both comment fields, latitude, longitude, azimuth, LSD, Offset, and if using a custom grid then the control parameters are saved.
It is a great tool for oil and gas industry applications where everything is based on the Legal Township system. It is a tool for surveyors, land agents, field consultants, geologists, engineers, hunters and farmers.
It has many user selectable options for the position display. The most distinguishing and useful feature is that it displays the Legal Township information. It shows LSD-Sec-Twp-Rge-M (Legal Subdivision, Section, Township, Range, and Meridian) and offset distances from its Quarter Section boundaries.
If you have to deal with the township system then you will appreciate NAV Photo 2.
If you are confused by UTM and geographic outputs then you will love this App.
The cellular option for the iPad is required for getting the location information. This app can not be purchased and will not install on devices without a gps.
A new feature has been added that allows you to stamp an image that was taken previously. This means that you can now use any camera app to take the picture and add your comments to it later. The location information is also added to the image by reading the exif data if the image has it. The 'Stamp' feature can be accessed through the info screen (Altus logo icon).
All photo's taken and stamped using the app will now be added to an album called NavPhoto2 so it is easier to find your photos among all the rest of the photos on your device.
Ratings and Reviews
Best app out there . RNG Alberta pipeliner
This rocks, if you want support , call them
Very poor quality camera for the price. The free apps have a better camera.
Yes I know how to work I-phone (X) camera settings.
Developer Response ,
A point and shoot mode for the picture taking was purposely chosen for simplicity, sacrificing image controls and overrides. This allows most users to primarily focus on collecting georeferenced and commented site data and evidence.
A future version may provide some means of optional manual overrides.
Please ensure the appropriate resolution is selected in the app settings. The resulting megapixel is device dependent.
Very poor picture quality
Is there any way picture quality can be adjusted?
Developer Response ,
In the Settings for the app, there are image options to select 3 different resolutions: Low, Medium and High. The resulting megapixels per image will depend on the device used.
- Altus Geomatics Limited Partnership
- 38.9 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Altus Geomatics
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.