Using Photo Metadata in Fulcrum
When looking at photos, it often helps to glance at the metadata behind your photos. Accessing this information can give your photos more context. For example, how close was the captured photo to the record location? Here’s a quick tip, to access the metadata of a photo you want to click “Image Data” (top left corner) while looking at a photo. This will display a map, make/model of the capture device, device OS, Fulcrum version, dimensions, date, latitude/longitude coordinates, altitude, compass heading, and distance to the record.
Hopefully you learned something new in this Fulcrum quick tip.
And, just in case you were wondering why photo metadata is so important:
Photo metadata can be incredibly useful in field inspections, especially for those who need to collect and analyze large amounts of data. Photo metadata is a set of data that is automatically embedded in a photo when it is taken, and it can include information such as the date and time the photo was taken, the location where it was taken, and the camera settings that were used.
By using photo metadata in field inspections, inspectors can easily track and manage large amounts of data, without the need for manual data entry. For example, an inspector could take a photo of a specific area or equipment during an inspection, and the photo metadata would automatically record the date and time, GPS location, and other relevant information. This information can then be used to track the status of the equipment over time, identify any issues that may arise, and ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
Photo metadata can also be used to improve the accuracy and efficiency of inspections. For instance, inspectors could use GPS-enabled cameras to automatically tag photos with the location where they were taken, making it easier to identify potential problem areas and track progress over time. Inspectors could also use image recognition software to automatically identify and classify equipment or other features in photos, saving time and reducing the risk of errors.
Overall, photo metadata can be a powerful tool for field inspections, allowing inspectors to collect and manage large amounts of data quickly and accurately. By using photo metadata in combination with other tools and technologies, inspectors can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of inspections, ultimately leading to better outcomes for both individuals and organizations.