EXIF data stands for EXchangeable Image Format. For our applications, EXIF data is the meta data that is associated and attached to our images. Although it’s not visible by looking at the picture, it’s part of the image and can easily be accessed or extracted at anytime. The importance of this data for our applications is what the data shows. In addition to detailing the camera settings, the EXIF data shows:

  • GPS position of the drone/camera when the photo was taken
  • Altitude of the drone at the time of the photo
  • Date and exact time the picture was taken

This data combined with the photographs we provide is a great documentation tool for any site.

Original Image

Location on map from EXIF data