How it Works

LineVision Google Earth lets you analyze up to 4 channels of geo-synchronized video files.

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 Google Earth Extension Details


Below are some of the most essential features in the LineVision Google Earth Extension. For a more complete list of features and capabilities please check out the Pro & Viewer edition comparison table.

  • 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)
  • Navigate video by latitude/longitude coordinates
  • Chain together multiple geospatial video segments for continuous playback
  • Set custom geo-fence radius for moving platform on mission route
  • Extract GPS data from video (geoDVR or “Whisper” videos only)
  • Export waypoints from video as a GPX file
  • Show and trace estimated camera projection
  • Create MISB FMV from geotagged video
  • 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
  • Load KML/KMZ files
  • KMZ to KML Converter
  • Show terrain, borders, roads, buildings, current location, latitude/longitude status bars
  • Load GPS & Waypoint 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
KML/KMZ files

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 GPS Companion Files
  • Video with GPS Companion Files

LineVision Google Earth editions are supported on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems versions XP, 7, 8 & 10.

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 Google Earth Extension in these other LineVision versions:

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Basic, Professional, Ultimate editions Available

The LineVision Google Earth Extension is available in Basic & Professional editions. The main difference between the two versions is Pro will allow you to create, save and update information-rich, immersive geoProject reports with all related videos, photos, documents, KML files and other Google Earth compatible map data. Basic edition is primarily designed for viewing and interacting with geoProjects previously created and saved in one of the LineVision Professional/Ultimate editions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

LineVision Google Earth Extension

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.  
    It has been developed and tested with Google Earth Standard edition but should work with Pro as well.

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