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Mapping Apps - Online

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Many on market. Always make sure you set your GPS to on for photos so you can show where you were when taking the photo. Many apps on market that can plot your photos over maps.

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Photo Apps

(Any will do, some have fancy features...)

Can clog up your data storage, purge recording files regularly. Careful using filters for emergency photos, its best to ‘show it as it is/was’
Even default camera apps now allow you to markup an image before sending.

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App Store

Google Play

Context Camera is 'the BEST’ for taking photos for passing on intelligence. It helps you to collect critical data by stamping your photos with direction, location and time information, as well as two optional comments.

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Context Camera

Cost. Use the comments to place in your name, call-sign, incident name or location.
You can now also annotate the photo with arrows etc.
http://cascodelabs.com/#contextcamera

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App Store

Google Play

Theodolite HD is a multi-function augmented reality app that combines a compass, GPS, map, photo/movie camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. Theodolite overlays real time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and inclination on the iPad’s live camera image, like an electronic viewfinder.

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Theodolite
Theodolite HD

Looks cool but not always that accurate, Context Camera is a better choice for our line of work...

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App Store

Google Play

Compass orientation, theodolite, and GPS position.
Very good Android GPS camera app.

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Angle Cam Lite – Angular Camera

Not as sophisticated as the iOS apps but will do the job.

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App Store

Google Play

Converts paper document to PDF for emailing. Ability to annotate pdf. OCR to turn scanned text into editable text.

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CamScanner
CamScanner HD

Cost.
Comes highly recommended
Useful for scanning and filling in forms

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App Store

Google Play

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