With Plex-Earth 2023, you can import photos containing GPS data that would be placed on the correct coordinates, in accordance with the georeference applied. These photos can be taken using GPS-enabled camera devices such as smartphone cameras, drone cameras, etc. Modern digital camera devices nowadays, usually automatically record information like camera settings and other relevant data, right into photographs, which are called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data. This information can then be later used to organize/categorize photos, and provide vital information which can be deemed useful to a project. And this includes GPS information such as latitude and longitude.
In this tutorial, you can see how to easily import camera photos into your AutoCAD drawing.
Step 1. Georeference your drawing
To begin with, the drawing needs to be georeferenced to ensure that any imported elements will be placed on the correct coordinates.
To accomplish that, use Plex-Earth's georeferencing features or if the drawing is already georeferenced via AutoCAD's Geolocation, Plex-Earth will automatically recognize and adapt the applied georeference settings.
Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to georeference your project using Plex-Earth.
Step 2. Check if the photo has GPS data
Make sure that the photo to be imported contains GPS data which can be found in its properties.
To check it, locate the photo to import, right-click on it, and click on Properties.
In the Details tab, scroll down and find the GPS section. In this section, you will see the latitude, longitude, and sometimes, altitude.
Step 3. Import Camera Photo
To start importing the camera photo in AutoCAD, in the Raster Tools panel, click on the Import Camera Photo command.
You will be prompted to locate the photo you want to import.
Once selected, the photo will be imported into your drawing on the appropriate coordinates.
That is how easy it is to import camera photos in AutoCAD using Plex-Earth, that you can now incorporate into your drawing and can provide vital information to assess the feasibility of a potential project or the progress of an existing project which can also help enhance work efficiency.
We hope that you have found this introduction on how to Import Camera Photo, helpful. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any questions you may still have.
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