Solocator - GPS Field Camera

Solocator - GPS Field Camera

By Civi Corp

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2012-12-09
  • Current Version: 2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.04 MB
  • Developer: Civi Corp
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 148 Ratings


Solocator is a GPS camera for fieldwork. Overlay and stamp photos with GPS location, compass direction, altitude, date & time taken. Plus, with the Industry Pack (In-App Purchase) capture editable notes such as project name and photo description, street address and UTM/MGRS coordinate formats as well as customised exporting to Dropbox & Google Drive including KML, KMZ and CSV files. It can auto save two photos to camera roll at once - Stamped photo and original high res photo with back or front facing camera. 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. TAILOR THE INFO YOU NEED TO CAPTURE 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 based on your GPS location - 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. WORKING WITH CAPTURED INFO - Options to take and auto save two photos to camera roll at once; one with stamped info and the other as an original high res photo. - Photos are sorted by time, location, distance from current location and by project name (if Industry Pack purchased). - View photo direction and location in map view and navigate there - Save photos with metadata in Exif format to camera roll - 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) EDITABLE NOTES Stamp your photos with "Project name" & "Description". The project name field could be used as job or policy number. You can also go back and amend project name or description or just add the notes later when you’re in the office. PROJECT NAME USED AS FILE NAME PREFIX Photos taken with project name at the time of capture are saved with a prefix, which works with photos emailed. Photos with a project name will also be sorted and grouped by project name. Project names are also automatically used as email subject lines. YOUR WATERMARK Customize your photos by stamping your own watermark. e.g. company name, team or your name or copyright. STREET MODE Selecting street mode overlays photos with street address. You can select at what distance interval to check and update street address when on the go. CUSTOM EXPORT TO DROPBOX & GOOGLE DRIVE Export multiple photos with captured project file names to shared team folders. CUSTOM EXPORTING & EMAILING 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. TRACK PHOTOS IN MAP VIEW View multiple photos by direction, distance between photos, area of photos taken and distance to your added markers via imported KML files or dropped pins. REFINE AND LOCK GPS LOCATION 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 OFF CAPTURE MODES – GREATER FLEXIBILITY 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.



  • Memory issue

    By bigjeff719
    Stores memory in app even after you delete photos. Other than that it’s good!
  • Great App

    By W in Tucsob
    I have been using this app to document various aspects of my field work for a couple of years now. I show it to other folks that I think may benefit from using it as well; contractors, sub- contractors, utility locators, etc. Some one asked me if I received a commission if they purchase this App. I replied that the hours that this App saves me on a daily basis for my work is all the “commission” that I need. Thank you Solocator!
  • Does the job

    By constructor6795
    When I can't get my digital camera to connect this is a great back up. Sometimes I have to log GPS position inspections. This works every time where my camera works 80 to 90%. Glad I found this app. If someone did not want to spend the extra money for the GPS camera, this is a great substitute.
  • Needs one thing

    By MattB10486
    Love this app, has all the info I need right in the pictures,the only thing is, it makes the photos so big with my iPhone and iPad, my daily reports are huge, other Timestamp apps aren’t nearly as bad as this one... changing the photos to low quality doesn’t help either..
  • Saves images at non hd low quality vs full Iphone res

    By jo2jo
    Waste of time app, as the images saved by this app are 1000 x 800 resolution (very low res/quality ~1MP), versus the standard iPhone 7 resolution of 4000 x 5000 (12MP+). Thus the images aren’t very useful, and there is no way to change the setting in the app. I’ve reached out to type developer 3 weeks ago, no response received.
  • The 99 cents price is just a hook up.

    By Fototico
    I paid .99 cents for what I thought was a full feature app. But If you want all the features you have to pay extra for it. Very deceiving!
  • Works well for real estate inspections

    By ThelionofAugust
    The app works as intended. I like the way I can get two pictures with each shot, one with info and one without. I wish I could make the font larger and/or darker and remove the data at the top of one of the pictures.
  • The iPad app of this program's settings does not work

    By riley 2000
    The iPad of this program settings does not work
  • Why not full resolution photo?

    By nickname373781981981
    This app is exactly what I was looking for site visits, but the stamped photo is not full resolution. Why not?
  • BUYERS BEWARE - App Needs Major Update

    By Missing My Andriod
    Absolute garbage. The other people writing reviews haven't used this app as much as I have. Otherwise they would not have rated it 5 stars. Simply because it has too flaws to be an app for purchase. It's in desperate need of a major update to address it's many issues. First off, it's a major memory hog! I feel bad for 16GB or 32GB iPhone owners. This app will slow down your iPhone and make it crash. If you used allot, you'll notice even if you delete all 3 photos it generates, somehow, somewhere they remain on your iPhone. This app is currently consuming 6.3GB of memory, even though all photos associated with it are deleted. Apple's IOS does't allow anyone to delete data for individual apps like Android does. Also, this app doesn't take advantage of iPhone's full camera abilities. Most often, the app needs to be reset because the lux on the camera doesn't properly adjust, and the makes your photo ultra white, or too dark. Lame. The developer also likes to play games with the user. Every few seconds it wants you to recalibrate, bringing up a screen that tells you to twist your arms and body like your doing a dance, trying to fill the circle. Lame. Also, why does the app constantly ask for access to cellular data?? Fishy. Even if all the extra add ons are disabled, this app still still wants to access gps, WiFi, cellular data and forces recalibration and doesn't simply act as a photo timestamp act, which only requires time. Lame. Apple needs to vet their developer's apps more thoroughly, and shouldn't allow money to be claimed unless it's updated and problems are addressed. I've already typed too much and haven't mentioned everything. BUYERS BEWARE. Not worth buying if you using it for work or a project that requires lots of photos over time.