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Collector - Capture Photos with External 360 Camera

Question asked by allenallen on May 30, 2018

I have a Ricoh Theta V 360 camera, that we are using to collect 360 photos in the field from our projects.  Is there a way to have Collector connect to the external camera to take the photo?  It would eliminate the step of having to take the 360 photo first with the Ricoh App, then adding the image as an attachment from my gallery.

 

As a side note, I also submitted an ArcGIS Idea to add spherical image support to ArcGIS.com platform.

https://community.esri.com/ideas/14908-360-spherical-image-support-for-feature-attachments

 

Other apps such as google streetview, and mapillary provide support to capture sequences of geotagged 360 photos using the 360 camera instead of the phone camera.  I hope ESRI follows this path.

 

We could build some pretty cool web applications on the ArcGIS.com platform similar to https://www.holobuilder.com/solution/ or https://www.structionsite.com/ but not until there is universal support for spherical images.

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