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DanB

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GPS waypoints
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:03:44 AM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for an Android phone app that will allow a user to input waypoints with field data (i.e. name/description/notes)? I know there are a ton available, just looking to see if someone has a suggestion. I will also need to be able to retrieve this data from the user to process in CAD. This is not for survey level accuracy.

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 07:22:11 AM »
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mjfarrell

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 02:10:54 PM »
QGIS will allow real time tracking
OR  gpx input
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 03:48:50 PM »
QGIS app seems very interesting but it won't start on my Android 9.0 phone.  :(

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CHulse

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 06:57:13 AM »
Avenza maps Pro might be a good choice

https://www.avenza.com/avenza-maps/
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DanB

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 04:59:32 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Avenza actually came up as one of our ones to look into. I just haven't had time to give it a test run yet. I'll look at the others too.

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 05:24:57 AM »
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 07:54:11 AM »
Take a photo at each way point, with GPS mode on, you use Exiftool to pull the lat long out of the photo, Civ3D supports lat long input anyway have a look at this.

exiftool -filename -gpslatitude -gpslongitude -T "p:\2018 projects\2018104\photos" > out.txt
The text file contains photo name and decimal Lat long.

I am trying to find code I  created it makes points and inserts the photo at the lat long position. I think I used the CIV3D point description as photo name so just re-read the points.
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mjfarrell

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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 10:36:02 AM »
or use MAP linked document and attach the photo to to point object
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2018, 04:36:39 PM »
QGIS will allow real time tracking
OR  gpx input

So, speaking of QGIS. what would be useful resources to learn the program?  in addition to/instead of the docs on the qgis webiste?  since the official docs seem to be a fair bit out of date...
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2018, 07:07:25 PM »
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2018, 07:30:15 AM »
If you are going to use shapefiles and create maps with aerial imagery for a background, QGIS is the answer.

I have ArcMAP and QGIS installed, and sometimes QGIS is just faster. 

One added bonus of QGIS is that you can have Google Earth Imagery, for background imagery.  https://www.hatarilabs.com/ih-en/how-to-add-a-google-map-in-qgis-3-tutorial
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Re: GPS waypoints
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 11:27:05 AM »
QGIS IMO  has a very rich ecosytem of plugins and apps as well....it's a great example of the power of open source software.
And it often has two or three new releases every year.
So a great application steadily gets better.
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