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New Google Earth Video Extension

Remote GeoSystems, Inc. is pleased to announce the release and availability of the all new LineVision™ Google Earth Extension – commercial software for UAV, airborne & terrestrial mobile inspection and survey projects requiring georeferenced video playback, analysis, collaboration and reporting using Google Earth & other GIS applications.

Unlike its stand-alone predecessor, the new LineVision Google Earth is a true application extension and gives users the full functionality of native Google Earth, including Pro edition. Now anyone with a GPS-enabled video camera, drone or geospatial DVR that can geotag video in the proper format can immediately load their videos and photos to Google Earth along with compatible KML and other traditional geospatial data.

As the video plays, a position marker moves along an aerial or terrestrial GPS track positioned three-dimensionally in Google Earth, continuously indicating where the current frames were recorded. Users may also geospatially “navigate” a video recording by simply clicking a single point along an aerial or terrestrial GPS track. The video then automatically advances to that point in the recording so that users can visually interpret what was recorded at that specific place and time. If something of interest is detected in the video, users may also “snap” a still image from the video, which is geotagged and saved for future analysis.

This easy-to-use software is one of the most “open” and versatile geotagged video analysis tools available. The LineVision Google Earth Extension is compatible with properly formatted georeferenced video files from a variety of consumer hand-held and action video cameras, drones and specialized mobile geospatial DVRs, including our own geoDVR™ geospatial FMV recorder.

The LineVision Google Earth Extension is much more than a multi-channel geospatial video tool. In addition to video, users can import oblique photos and KML data from survey and inspection projects. All these imported data types can be saved in a Remote GeoSystems geoProject file for data portability, reporting and future analysis in other versions of LineVision desktop, cloud and server applications.

Key Features Include:

  • Play videos from single and multi-camera data collection platforms
  • “Click-on-Map” video navigation
  • Set a custom geo-fence around the moving position marker
  • Load any Google Earth-compatible KML or shapefiles
  • Save video and photo work as geoProjects for simple project reporting, archive and search

Interested parties can learn more at: https://www.remotegeo.com/lv-google-earth or request a free 7 day trial by completing the online form at: https://www.remotegeo.com/contact-us/request-trial/

About Remote GeoSystems, Inc.

Remote GeoSystems is a geospatial software and hardware company offering turnkey solutions to easily record, map, report, archive & search “moving-track” geotagged videos, photos and other location-based project files. Our products include the industry-first, patent-pending geoDVR (geospatial digital video recorder) and LineVision suite of software.

Unlike traditional video recording systems, our rugged geoDVRs log GPS and permanently embed the video with this important location and time data. Post-mission, our LineVision video mapping and photo inspection reporting software provides users with simple but powerful tools for geographic video analysis, editing and project packaging while leveraging existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

These capabilities allow for more efficient and accurate data collection and the creation of reusable aerial and ground-based survey and inspection work-products across a broad range of industries including: Unmanned Vehicles, Aerospace & Aviation, Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas, Rail Transportation, Defense & Security, Engineering & Survey and Natural Resources Management.

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