viewing geotag images

Hello I am new to Global Mapper.  I am having some difficulties and have tried to watch some of the YouTube videos but they are not focused to my present needs and was wondering if I could get some help.  

1.  I was able in import some drone images, I can see them on my map by a little camera icon and the number related to the image.  I click on the camera icon and nothing happens, I have to go to the list of images on the left side of the screen, find the number(image)  highlight it, right click on that image to see that specific picture, when I do that it opens all the images highlighting the image i clicked on,  Is there a way to just click on the camera icon image on the map and have the image open up?  

2.  I imported a kmz file that has our numbering and placement of the utility pole being surveyed, is there a way to increase the font size of the number that was given and the dot of the pole placement?  when working in satellite view with the drone images camera icon surrounding the pole, the pole placement and number is hard to see and I need to unclick the satellite map to see the utility pole.  Thank you
DerrickW

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  • grady said:
    Hello I am new to Global Mapper.  I am having some difficulties and have tried to watch some of the YouTube videos but they are not focused to my present needs and was wondering if I could get some help.  

    1.  I was able in import some drone images, I can see them on my map by a little camera icon and the number related to the image.  I click on the camera icon and nothing happens, I have to go to the list of images on the left side of the screen, find the number(image)  highlight it, right click on that image to see that specific picture, when I do that it opens all the images highlighting the image i clicked on,  Is there a way to just click on the camera icon image on the map and have the image open up?  

    2.  I imported a kmz file that has our numbering and placement of the utility pole being surveyed, is there a way to increase the font size of the number that was given and the dot of the pole placement?  when working in satellite view with the drone images camera icon surrounding the pole, the pole placement and number is hard to see and I need to unclick the satellite map to see the utility pole.  Thank you
    Hi Grady.  I can't help you on #1 since that's not normally part of my workflow, but #2 is pretty straight forward.    You have a few different ways to change the style of your features. 
    A. You can create a FEATURE TYPE with styling and then change your features to that type and use that style. 
    B. You can manually set the symbol/text style for each individual features. 
    C. You can set the type for all features in a layer from the layer menu.  

    I'd just recommend going with option A so that this is quick in the future.
    In this case, I right clicked on my layer and selected "Select all features", which selects all of my control valves in the map window. 
     

    Then right click in the map window, edit, and change the feature type to control valves (Or power poles, in your case).  If you don't have a feature type that exists, create a new one and set your style.  If you do have one that exists, but you don't like the style, change the style in Tools->Configure->Styles. 


    Once your features are using the correct "feature type", and assuming that feature type is styled the way that you want in the configure->styles settings, then you just need to make sure that your layer is set to use the default styles based on feature type. 




    On a different topic: 
    When I import drone imagery (just aerial jpgs, not an ortho), I like to use the quiver plot to display the view direction.  Some drones, like DJI drones, don't record the attribute in a good way for global mapper initially, so I calculate one with this formula: 

    If(IMAGE_DIR<0,IMAGE_DIR+360,IMAGE_DIR+0)



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