Pic-A-Spot is a Ninety-nine cents iPhone photo app (rated five stars) as well as an Android photo app (rated 4.7 stars) that attaches the followingGPS photo location and sends it to a user as an attachment:
- Latitude and longitude of a photo;
- Street location where available;
- Compass reading of the phone (Note, a phone held in portrait settingwill record the direction of photo); and,
- Date stamp photo with time and day.
In addition, the app allows the user to type in additional information that the user may want to assign to the photo. The information is presented in a format that easily allows for creation of a database. Pic-A-Spot is also able to retrieve locational information and date/time etc from your existing photographs as long as they contain that information.
Where to Buy:
Search for it on iTunes store or Droid Store on Google Play under “PicASpot”.
Options for Transmitting the Photo:
The user is provided the following three options to use the photo:
- Email the photo from the smartphone;
- Upload the photo to the user’s Facebook account; and,
- Save the phone in an image gallery for a later use (let’s say you don’t want to email it right away or you have a poor signal).
Pic-A-Spot was developed to help people identify the picture location or picture locations. So, you will like this App, if you are:
- Anenviro-volunteer (or a professional) that needs photographs with location and description information;
- Someone with a need for crowd-sourcing information that needs photographs with location and description information;
- That conscientious person that wants to do photo inspection and send a to your local government to show them what needs to be fixed and where;
- A journalist or an aid worker and want to record the locational information of a project site;
- A fisherman that likes to fish and wants to remember a favorite fishing spot; and
- And many, many more . . . If you use it for a use not mentioned above, tell us!
Test Photo 1:
Location: Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California
Description: Test Photo
Numeric Direction: 5.00 degrees
Date/time: 2012-01-03 01:09:25
Location: Children’s Pool Beach, San Diego, California
Description: Test Photo
Numeric Direction: 20.00 degrees
Date/time: 2012-01-03 010:19:45
The reported information is dependent of the phone settings and the signal strength:
- The direction recorded is the compass reading of a phone. You can record the direction of your photo if you shoot the photo with your camera held in portrait mode. The compass should only be used for basic navigation assistance and should not be solely relied upon to determine precise locations, proximity, distance, or direction; and
- The speed and accuracy of the GPS signal is limited by the strength of the signal received by the iPhone camera or Android camera, and whether the cell phone uses satellite or cell tower triangulation to determine location. You may need to wait before a GPS signal is acquired.