Key Features & Functionality
SNAP & SORT
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.
MAP & ANNOTATE
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!
CREATE & SEND
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!
Our firm uses on-site photographs to document existing site conditions during preliminary design and building progress during construction. Managing and organizing the large number of photos is a time-consuming process. A tool that would allow us to capture, organize and communicate project photos in an efficient way would greatly streamline our workflow and help us better utilize the information.
Bo Jaquess, SE
Industry Articles & Case Studies
SITE PHOTOS AS SAFEGUARDS AGAINST CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
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…
ZIA MAPPER PRESS RELEASE
Zia Corporation, a provider of mobile and cloud-based project management solutions, today announced the general availability of Zia Mapper Photo Manager…
FROM THE SURVEYOR’S DESK: AN INTERVIEW WITH CIVIL ENGINEERING PRO MIKE DOUGLASS
Recently, Zia had the opportunity to interview land surveyor and civil engineering professional Michael Douglass. With decades in the field, Mr. Douglass is the Vice President Survey Project Manager for Smith Engineering …
We are working on new and exciting versions of the app, which are coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Photo Manager was created for anybody who takes a lot of photographs at various geographic locations for different projects during the course of their day. Our app makes managing these photos more efficient by grouping them into projects and helps the user review, communicate and share those photos more easily.
No, once you take a photo through the Zia Mapper app, that photo is stored on your device. If you delete a project containing multiple photos or a specific photo from a project in the Zia Mapper app, those photos are not deleted from your device’s gallery.
When you take a photo through the Zia Mapper app, you can add notes pertaining to that photo up to 55 characters.
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. If you are indoors, in a covered area or surrounded by buildings, it’s unlikely the signal will be strong. Our app has a GPS signal tracker which informs you of the strength of the signal. If you take your photo with 100% satellite lock, the accuracy of the photo location icon will most likely be within the tolerance of a standard hand-held GPS device (i.e. +/- 3 meters).
After you select the photos you want to use for your exhibit, a PDF containing the photos, locations and notes for those photos is automatically created on a professionally designed template. You can create the Exhibit and email it directly from your device without installing another app. However, if you want to view the PDF Exhibit on your device, you will need to install an app which allows you to view PDF’s.