How it Works

Instantly load videos and photos to Esri ArcMap from many GPS-enabled consumer cameras and drones such as FMV from this DJI Inspire UAV.

As the video plays, a cursor moves along the GPS track on the map, constantly indicating where the current video view was captured. Simply click any point along the path to geographically “navigate the video” to that exact location. If something of interest is detected in the video, users may pause and “snap” a still image from the video, which is then geo-tagged.

User can also easily geo-tag and add documents and other files right on the map. All these imported data types can be saved in a Remote GeoSystems .geoProject file for data portability and future analysis in LineVision desktop, cloud & server software.

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LineVision ArcMap Add-In Details


Below are some of the most essential features in LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In.

  • Supports for high-definition and standard definition (NTSC & PAL) video files
  • Single camera map-based video playback
  • Multi-camera map-based video playback (up to 4 geo-synchronized files)
  • Navigate video by GPS waypoints (when applicable)
  • Chain together multiple geospatial video segments for continuous playback
  • Set custom geo-fence radius for moving platform on mission route
  • Export waypoints from video as a GPX file
  • Load oblique photos
  • Geotag or re-geotag photos
  • Snap and save geotagged digital still images from videos
  • Manipulate photos
  • Listen to audio from the video files
Annotations & Documents
  • Geotag & update annotations on the map
  • Geotag & update documents and files on the map
  • Because LineVision Esri ArcMap is a true “Add-In” or extension to the Esri ArcMap desktop software, users will have all of the native mapping capabilities available in their version of ArcMap.
  • Load GPX files with and without video
Compatible Video Cameras
  • COTS (consumer-off-the-shelf) video cameras like Garmin ViRB, ContourGPS and some Sony POV & Handycam models
  • Commercial and professional Drones like the DJI Inspire and Phantom Pro series UAVs
  • Airborne multi-sensor gyro-stabilized systems connected to a geoDVR or other compatible GPS-enabled DVR
  • Multi-camera mobile mapping vehicles using a geoDVR or other compatible GPS-enabled DVR
Reporting & Data Portability
  • Save your data fusion and analysis work reports as a .geoProject file for easy collaboration, data portability and simple delivery to clients and end-users with LineVision
  • All panels are movable and can be “floating,” “docked” and resized
  • Customize and save preferred layout and application settings
Geospatial Video File Support
Video File Format: .MP4, .H264, .AVI, .TS, .MOV, .ASF, .PS, .VOB, .MPG4, .MPEG4, .MP2, .MPG2
GPS Companion File Format: .GPX, .FIT, .SRT (DJI drones), .RGPS, .CSV, KML, .TXT, .LOG, .MOFF (Sony action cameras), .XML (Cloud Cap Technology, Red Hen Systems)
Embedded GPS Metadata: MISB FMV, DJI GPS in Closed Captions, Remote GeoSystems “Whisper” (Persistent GPS Encoding)

Geospatial Photo Support
JPEG: GPS metadata in EXIF header

Geospatial Data Support
Vector Files: Esri-compatible Shape Files (SHP)
Raster Imagery Files: Esri-compatible Raster Imagery files.
Streaming Data Endpoints: Esri-compatible Streaming Data Endpoints (ArcMap Add-In for Server, ArcMap Add-In Online, 3rd Party Services, etc.)

Geospatial Project Packaging
Single PC, Local Network or Portable Drive:
  • Remote GeoSystems .geoProject file
Portable Project File:
  • Remote GeoSystems .geoProject “Uncompressed” file
  • Remote GeoSystems .geoProject “Pack & Go” .RGS file (similar to a zip file)
  • Video with GPS Companion Files

LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In editions are supported on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems versions 7, 8 & 10 and Esri ArcMap version 10.2 and higher.

Recommended PC Specifications
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or better
  • Ports: (2) USB 3.0
  • RAM: 8GB Minimum, (Windows 7, 64 Bit or better)
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Ample storage is recommended as video files can take considerable space).
  • Video Card: minimum of 1 GB of memory
Minimum PC Specifications
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
  • Ports: (1) USB 2.0
  • RAM: 4GB Minimum
  • Hard Drive: 320 GB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Ample storage is recommended as video files can take considerable space).
  • Video Card: minimum of 1 GB of memory

Open geoProjects saved in LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In in these other LineVision versions:

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Please also note the Remote GeoSystems LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in differs from our partner Esri’s FMV Add-in, which supports the MISB FMV standard. (If you need to convert geopsatial video into MISB FMV compatable files for viewing in the Esri ArcGIS FMV Add-in, PAR Gv3.0, FalconView or other FMV viewers, please Contact Us to learn more about our forthcoming FMV converter software.)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in

Yes. LineVision accepts many different GPS Data companion file types and to make it easy we have a published very simple CSV spec for LineVision.

The format is as follows:

  • Column 1: Latitude
  • Column 2: Longitude
  • Column 3: Altitude
  • Column 4: UTC Time
  • Column 5: Speed
  • Column 6: Course

  • The 1st row MUST be the following:


    From there, each additional row just needs to be the corresponding values.

    You can download the Simple CSV file format example by clicking on the document title below.

    Remote GeoSystems LineVision Sample CSV Format (Simplest)

    Yes. You can save your project as a geoProject. That way end user only needs to go FILE > Open geoProject to restore the project as you last saved it.

    To load a single geotagged video to LineVision go to File > Open Video then navigate to Windows folder where you downloaded the geotagged video AND GPS "companion" or "sidecar" files. This should load up the video and play with the clickable GPS track on the map.

    Check out this short tutorial:
    LineVision desktop software is currently licensed to a specific PC as a perpetual license and includes free updates for the first year and an optional 20% annually for upgrades in year 2 and beyond. Click here to request a LineVision quote.  

    The LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in does not currently support video with MISB-compliant metadata, however our stand-alone LineVision Desktop and Video GeoTagger PRO does support MISB Full Motion Video files.

    Remote GeoSystems LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in is designed to let you analyze and manage georeferenced video with "companion" GPS data files in ArcMap. This differs from Esri’s FMV Add-in, which supports the MISB FMV standard. However you can install and use both the LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in and Esri’s FMV Add-in in ArcMap.

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