Key Features & Functionality


It’s as simple as snapping a photo and sorting it into a project. Then, easily locate and retrieve site photos on the spot when you need them most.


Mapping a photo has never been simpler with our precise GPS locator. Click to capture and your pinpointed photo will automatically appear on an aerial map. Add notes for context and you’re all set!


Generate professional photo exhibits in a polished PDF with a single click. Select specific GPS photos or an entire project and immediately email the generated report to a project manager, client, or designer—all from within the app.

Why You Need The
Zia Photo Manager App

Power your smartphone with the ultimate project management mobile app for design-build professionals: Capture, map, sort, store, and send project photos all from a single app!

Industry Articles & Case Studies

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, it can also save you thousands of dollars. The Schinnerer Group reported that payouts for insurance claims against design professional policyholders for large architerctual projects can result in severe damages…

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Zia Corporation, a provider of mobile and cloud-based project management solutions, today announced the general availability of Zia Mapper Photo Manager…

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Photo Manager White Paper:  Zia Mapper ROI & how this app will save your firm money.

Making Photos a More Affordable and Manageable Component of Land Surveying and Other Design/Engineering Projects. . .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who was “Photo Manager” created for and why should I use it instead of other apps?

“Photo Manager” was created primarily for Land Surveyors, Engineers and others in the Land Development industry.  However, anybody that takes a lot of photos at different locations for his or her job can benefit from it.  It’s more simple to use than other apps, requires no training or expensive subscriptions or licenses and was specifically designed to solve the real-world problems associated with managing, capturing and sharing photos that I’ve encountered as a professional working in Land Development.

Is there a limit to the number of “Projects” I can create?



Why aren’t the Projects I created on my phone not shown on other devices when I log on to my “Zia Mapper” account?

At this time all Projects and photos created with the Photo Manager app are saved only to the device which they were created or captured on.  We are working on a cloud-based option which will allow accessing a common database from different devices, but aren’t there yet.

If I delete a photo from a project in the “Photo Manager” app, will I lose it from my device?


What if I delete or move a photo off of my device, will I lose it in a “Photo Manager” Project?

Yup.  In order to enhance performance and limit data usage on your device, “Photo Manager” links to photos stored in DCIM folder, gallery, etc.  If a photo is deleted or removed from your device, that “link” is broken, so it won’t appear in “Photo Manager.”

How many characters can I add for a Photo note?

There is a theoretical limit to the number of characters you can add, but it would be in the range of 8 novels.

How accurate are the locations of the Photos?

The accuracy of the mapped photo locations depends upon your device and on how strong the signal is from your device to the GPS satellites in orbit.  Typically, if a photo is captured with 100% satellite lock, the accuracy will be within the tolerance of a standard hand-held GPS device (i.e. +/- 3 meters).  Unlike any other app on the market, you can refine the displayed photo location.  If it the position shown isn’t accurate enough for you needs, you may simply tap on the correct location on the map background to edit.

How long does it take to create a “Photo Exhibit” PDF with the “Photo Exhibit” Writer tool?

Typically it takes 2 to 4 seconds per 20 photos.  The more photos you add, the larger the size of the PDF will be.

Do I need to install a PDF Reader before I can use the “Photo Exhibit” writer tool?

Nope.  The Photo Exhibits are saved as PDF’s , which can be emailed or downloaded to your device, so if you want to view the PDF on your device, you will have to install a software which allows you to view PDF’s.


Frequently Asked Questions