People who take digital photographs for business or pleasure can now map their photos just like mapping professionals do. GeoSpatial Experts of Thornton, Colo., today introduced the GPS-Photo Link Express Series, a consumer edition of its popular photo-mapping software.
“GPS-Photo Link Express was created for anyone who needs to accurately capture the GPS coordinates where they take digital photos so the precise photograph locations can be documented and displayed on a digital map, such as Google Earth,” said Rick Bobbitt, GeoSpatial Experts CEO. “Recreational photographers will also find the Express Series is an easy way to keep track of where their photos were taken.”
For business applications, GeoSpatial Experts expects the flexibility and functionality of GPS-Photo Link Express will appeal to law enforcement, real estate, emergency response, engineering & construction, and oil & gas personnel. Any industry that requires photographic documentation for regulatory compliance, reporting purposes, or evidence gathering can benefit from this fast and easy-to-use software.
“Anyone who knows how to use a digital camera and GPS receiver can learn how to use the GPS-Photo Link Express software in about 15 minutes,” said Bobbitt.
GPS-Photo Link Express runs on both desktop and laptop computers. The software is compatible with any handheld GPS receiver and digital camera, including some cell phone cameras like the iPhone 3G. For more sophisticated photographers, the Express Edition also works with the recently introduced models of GPS-enabled digital cameras from Ricoh and Nikon
Introduced in 2001, GPS-Photo Link automatically links digital photographic images with GPS location and other attribute data. It uses the location data to accurately map the photographs in their correct locations for display on a digital map layer such as Google Earth or in a geographic information system (GIS) such as ESRI. The original software, now called GPS-Photo Link GIS Pro, remains extremely popular among mapping professionals who export their photographs to GIS software systems for advanced geospatial analysis purposes. The latest upgrades to the Express and GIS Pro series include worldwide mapping in html and Word output as well as the ability to create .kmz files for easier file sharing in Google Earth.
GeoSpatial Experts offers the GPS-Photo Link Express and GIS Pro Editions either as stand-alone software packages or bundled with cameras and GPS receivers. To place an order, visit www.geospatialexperts.com.