ArcMap Add-in for Playback, Analysis and Project Reporting with Geo-referenced Videos, Photos & Documents

starting at $50/month (with annual plan)

LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-In

Our LineVision Esri ArcMap is an “add-in” or extension for Esri’s industry-leading, GIS desktop application. LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in gives GIS professionals an easy way to map, analyze and package geo-referenced video, photos, notes and files in a familiar and traditional Esri mapping environment.

The LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in supports what is referred to as geotagged or geospatial video, meaning digital video files with associated GPS companion or sidecar files. Geospatial video is currently the most common method used by GPS-enabled cameras and DVR systems, from simple action cameras to consumer and commercial drones, to purpose-built airborne and vehicle video systems like our own geoDVR. It’s also important to note that geospatial video usually differs in geotagging methods and data structure than the MISB Full Motion Video (FMV) standard specifically utilized by Esri’s ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) add-in, which is why customers will often use both, depending on which video data type they are working with at the time.

(You will need to have the ArcMap software installed to use the LineVision Esri ArcMap add-in. If you are not an ArcMap user, please consider our stand-alone LineVision Desktop application which is designed for non-GIS users who want to leverage Esri data and maps.)


Load and Playback Geo-tagged Videos, Photos, Documents, Directly in Esri ArcMap


Search and Review Videos and Photos by Location, Integrate and update GIS datasets


Prioritize, Sort, Organize & Act on Asset Management Issues with geoProjects


Create & Save Interactive geoProjects to Open and Share with Any Versions of LineVision

Build Interactive Reports with Videos, Photos, Notes & Files in Esri ArcMap

  • Map-based Playback of Geo-referenced Video Files
  • Multi-channel HD & SD Video Viewing
  • Simple import and viewing of High-resolution Oblique still Photos
  • Snap & Save Geo-tagged Photos from Video
  • Mark Features & Points of Interest with Annotations
  • Add & Edit Documents and Files Right on the Map
  • Full Mapping Capabilities of Esri ArcMap
  • Open & Create Portable geoProject Packages
  • Compatible with Video from Commercial Drones & UAS
  • And more…

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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

  • Photos
  • Load oblique photos
  • Geotag or re-geotag photos
  • Snap and save geotagged digital still images from videos
  • Edit and markup photos

  • Audio
  • Listen to audio from the video files

  • Annotations & Documents
  • Geotag & update annotations on the map
  • Geotag & update documents and files on the map

  • Mapping
  • LineVision Esri ArcMap is a true “Add-In” or extension to the Esri ArcMap desktop software, so users 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

  • Interface
  • 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, H.264, .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:
  • Portable Uncompressed .geoProject file
  • Portable Compressed .geoProject (.rgs 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:


    Perpetual licenses and subscriptions – both monthly and annual – are available.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    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)

    The geoProject format is the ideal way to deliver an interactive and immersive deliverable to your client. (Click here for more on geoProjects.)

    However, to offer that type of functionality, requires software as there are millions of lines of code behind the scene that make that all work together.

    If you are using the Remote GeoSystems geoProject format for the deliverable, then your client will need some sort of version of LineVision Basic edition or higher to view the save geoProject deliverable.

    This can be any of the following LineVision versions: LineVision Google Earth Extension, LineVision Desktop, LineVision Esri ArcMap Add-in or LineVision Online for Enterprise.

    Since we do offer the monthly plans, so you could subscribe for your client and turn off their subscription for the months that its is not being used.

    Alternatively you could create screen capture of the LineVision running if you just needed to send your client a movie. There are also the automated reports that be be exported in Excel and Word file formats as well as mission plans that can be exported as KML files. But again, the map interactivity with video requires the LineVision software currently.

    Yes. You can save your project as a geoProject. That way end user only needs to open the geoProject, view and interact with the project deliverable 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, Add-ins, Extensions and Plug-in software is currently licensed to a specific PC as a monthly, annual or perpetual license plan. The perpetual and includes free updates for the first year and an optional 20% annually for upgrades in year 2 and beyond. Click here to see our pricing plans.  

    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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