A: RouteShoot uses the camera and GPS in your smartphone to continuously record position data together with the video.
A: Date, time, distance, altitude and speed are captured creating an auditable record of what you saw, where and when - providing essential information for accurate location and analysis of your data.
A: RouteShoot is currently available on both iOS (with an operating system of 7.1 or later) Android (with an operating system of 2.2 or later with a recommended version of 4.0) and Windows Mobile devices (with an operating system of 8.1 or later).
A: The app is available for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows Mobile users. We do not currently have plans to develop RouteShoot for any other platforms however, we do support some third party hardware.
A: By utilising the GPS exchange format (GPX) we are able to support other devices employing the standard methods for interchanging GPS data between GPS receivers, desktops, mobile software, and Web-based services.
A: You can upload files directly to RouteShoot via our file web uploader tool. You can upload the following file types: GPX, KML.
A: The time to upload a video will vary depending on the size of the video and the connection speed. We recommend that videos are uploaded when you have a Wi-Fi connection available as this is often quicker than a 3G/4G connection.
A: If you hover over the post you wish to delete a small 'x' will appear in the top right hand corner. Clicking this will permanently remove the post from your activity feed. Be careful as deleted routes cannot be retrieved and will need to be uploaded again from your phone or tablet.
A: Use the 'forgotten password' button on the login page. You will be prompted for your registered e-mail address and will then be sent an e-mail to reset your password.
A: The 'Edit profile' button on your profile page will allow you to change you profile picture, contact details, display name and biography.
A: We support Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 16/17, Chrome 23 and Safari. Older or newer versions may also work. If you are using Windows XP we recommend using Chrome as you are unable to upgrade to Internet Explorer 9. The video player does require flash, so please make sure that any plug-ins are up to date.
A: You can share your route in a number of ways. When you are viewing your activity feed, you will see a Facebook, Twitter or E-mail button beneath any entry which has an uploaded route. Clicking one of these will allow you to share your route. These buttons also appear on the video view window when you are viewing your own, or any other members route.
A: Yes. You can jump to a particular section of a video or a route in many different ways. You can skip through the video by simply dragging the progress bar which appears when you hover over the video, similar to any YouTube video. If you want to see a specific part of a route simply click on the particular part of the map you want to see and the video will start playing from that point. You can even use the graphs to skip to sections of the route you are interested in, where your speed suddenly dropped for example. Simply click on the map trace at any point and the video will play from there.
A: The accuracy of GPS data depends on many factors. For example, the quality of the GPS receiver, the position of the GPS satellites at the time the data was recorded, the characteristics of the surroundings (buildings, tree cover, valleys, etc) and even the weather.
A: RouteShoot configures the GPS receiver to its most sensitive setting so that any change of position is captured as a GPS event.
A: If your GIS supports KML files then you can copy them straight from your phone or tablet and load them in. However, you will not get the video playback with route tracking functionality. If you are an ESRI ArcMap 10.1 or higher user we have developed a RouteShoot add-in which does allow you to play the video and track the route within the ArcMap desktop software.
A: Theoretically it should be possible to put any map into the background. However, if you were going to use Google Maps you would have to sort out all of the commercial licensing. We know that Google won't allow you to use their maps for free if their mapping is a major part of your business application, or if users need to login to use the maps.
A: RouteShoot doesn't require a SIM card to be used. There are however certain restrictions i.e. the map will not be visible but the tracking (blue) dot will still appear.
A: When using the smartphone app, Image (video) quality can be toggled between “High” and “Standard” definition.
A: Each RouteShoot plan is on a minimum 12 Month Term Contract. After which time a variety of plans to suit all needs, budgets and requirements are available for you to choose from.
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