Problems Exporting Geotagged photos to Geodatabase

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06-08-2016 09:20 AM
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New Contributor III

I have some geotagged pictures that I would like to export into a file geodatabase. I am doing an inventory on portable buildings and been taking geotagged photos of the portables. I can get the photos to be accurately placed in arcgis for desktop but I am having trouble exporting them into a file geodatabase for storage. I keep getting this error Error.JPG

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Andrew,

Did you get this resolved?

What steps are you taking to get your photos into ArcGIS? And what steps are you taking to get your photos into a file geodatabase?

It seems that utilizing the GeoTagged Photos To Points—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop  tool that it will do both for you (put photos in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro and also put photos in a File Geodatabase).

If your Z values are conflicting, you may want to look into what coordinate system is used for what. Typically, if you're taking photos on a phone or something similar, the coordinate system and projection is going to be in something similar to WGS84.

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No, I didnt get it figured out. I just created a simple file folder structure to house the shapefiles created.

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Andrew, did you try using the GeoTagged Photos To Points tool? I think it might do what you are needing to do. 

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Adrian, I used the tool and in executed perfectly but exporting the geotagged shapefile with new columns of information to a central geodatabase was the problem.

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Interesting. Did you try using the Append tool for that?

When I used the tool, it generated a new geodatabase for me. I "appended" that data to another geodatabase that had the exact same field names (along with other fiends) and it appended just fine (even kept the attachments). 

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