Zia Corporation Launches Free Photo Management App for Field Industry Professionals
Zia Mapper Photo Manager mobile app increases job site workflows and enables more accurate reporting and better design input
San Diego, CA – May 24, 2018 – Zia Corporation, a provider of mobile and cloud-based project management solutions, today announced the general availability of Zia Mapper Photo Manager. The Zia Mapper Photo Manager is a customized photo management mobile application for land surveyors and design-build professionals to simplify, organize, and revolutionize job site workflows.
“Photos are generally used to document site conditions or provide additional reference details and while this is the best format to use, a lack of good organization and management of the photos can become a problem and create additional overhead when working on projects,” said Brian Jaquess, Zia Corporation Founder and Chief Developer. "We believe in simplifying, organizing, and revolutionizing the land development process by creating efficient and cost saving mobile & web apps and Zia Mapper Photo Manager is designed to do just that."
Zia Mapper Photo Manager simplifies the tasks of organizing, shooting, mapping and annotating photos taken on a job site. Leveraging the built-in camera of Android or iOS mobile devices, Zia Mapper Photo Manager allows users to quickly snap photos which are automatically appended with accurate GPS coordinates and displayed on mapping backgrounds, as well as providing options for entering text-based annotations about the photo. The app organizes photos into project folders for quick sorting and output to reports in Adobe .pdf format which can be instantly emailed to other project stakeholders for increased team efficiency. Zia Mapper Photo Manager revolutionizes daily operations because it’s bringing together key technologies into one specialized project management mobile app that saves time, providing a clear return on investment.
“When it comes to project management and the organization of site photos, the right technologies save us valuable time,” said Mike Douglass, Vice President of Surveys for Smith Engineering in Roswell, New Mexico. “In a business as fast-paced and detail-oriented as civil engineering & land surveying, that often means the difference between accurate, high-quality work and subpar deliverables. Whether it’s avoiding duplicate field points or photos, catching important details, or delivering thorough surveys to a client, the right technology can make all the difference.”
Brian Jaquess summarized, “While this application was designed to improve workflows with industry-specific use cases in mind, it offers the same benefits for users in other roles, such as building inspectors, insurance adjusters, and commercial / residential realtors.”
Zia Mapper Photo Manager completed Beta testing in March 2018 and was just released as a free application for individual users on Google Play and the Apple Store. Additionally, Zia Corporation is currently working on enhancing features for the mobile app and expects to start developing a cloud-based version to enable large project teams to collaborate between the field and office later in 2018.
About Zia Corporation
Streamlining workflow from field to finish, Zia Mapper is an industry-groundbreaking software technology startup developed by land development professionals for land development professionals. Our mission is to provide specialized mobile and web applications to solve real problems and revolutionize how design-build professionals manage the ancillary details associated with a project.