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Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian harvey Aug 6. 7 Replies

Hi everyone, here in the U.K, due to our planning laws we surveyors tend to spend up to 50% of our time producing building face elevations. At the moment I use the conventional method of sketching…Read more →

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Ian harvey replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"David, are you transferring these elevations into Autocad or just annotating the photos? ian"
Aug 6
David Cutts replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"Thanks for all the replies, I'm most impressed by Vedran Stojnovic's suggestion. Image Meter Pro does precisely what I was looking for and all for £3.59. So simple and easy to use and so good I went out at the weekend and bought a…"
Aug 6
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Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.

Hi everyone, here in the U.K, due to our planning laws we surveyors tend to spend up to 50% of our time producing building face elevations. At the moment I use the conventional method of sketching the building and then using my Leica TPS to fix key points and referring to digital photos when drawing up back at the office. Having recently had to produce numerous elevations of relatively basic commercial office buildings it struck me that I could save a lot of time by cutting out the sketching…See More
Aug 1
patrick kirol replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"I am using a Sokkia Set 3bII along with a tablet running a program called endiscope.  I made a cardboard mount that fits over the eyepiece of the Set3 and connected that to a cheap $2.50 camera (that includes shipping) that I got overr…"
Aug 1
Vedran Stojnovic replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
Aug 1
Richard Burge replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"We have just started beta testing this app/software https://www.nrgsurveys.co.uk/photo-gis-camera-gis/ which may be of use to you. Adding a text overlay to the image is a function we could also possibly add to the app at this stage."
Aug 1
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Jul 31
Kevin Singer replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"David, I regularly do this with subsea structures – whether on the quay or installed subsea – using Adobe Photoshop. It has great tools for adding text and shapes to a photo."
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Ian Mortimer replied to David Cutts's discussion Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.
"Give this a look David. It works using orthorectified photos (so a good camera is essential), combined with TS points. http://www.theolt.com/web/"
Jul 31
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Adding text notes to a digital photo in the field.

Hi everyone, here in the U.K, due to our planning laws we surveyors tend to spend up to 50% of our time producing building face elevations. At the moment I use the conventional method of sketching the building and then using my Leica TPS to fix key points and referring to digital photos when drawing up back at the office. Having recently had to produce numerous elevations of relatively basic commercial office buildings it struck me that I could save a lot of time by cutting out the sketching…See More
Jul 28

Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, David Cutts. Welcome David Cutts Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

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I am here because I am a.
Professional Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Surveying for 40 years now.
Company
CLS Ltd
Licenses Certifications or Awards
HND, 40 years in the industry
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
40
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels

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