Creating feature class from Collector photo and its EXIF metadata

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06-04-2019 09:18 AM
ER_Michigan
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We have a previously developed application that we’re wondering about using Collector for field inspections. The application involves taking pictures of properties and MUST include metadata (date/time, lat/long, etc) for legal reasons. We’ve worked with Collector before and I know that the _ATTACH table doesn’t have fields for this info, so when the photo attachment is uploaded to the server, it seems to get stripped out. However, I found this post (in this thread for context https://community.esri.com/message/544215?commentID=544215#comment-544215)

 

 

which implies the EXIF metadata is kept somewhere. Where is this metadata actually kept once the photo is uploaded to the attachment table? Can this be used to create a feature class that has the photo as well all its data in the same table?

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