The main screen gives you information about your device's bearings. It allows you to stay level or measure inclinations via a set of gauges that appear on the camera preview as an overlay. To open the main menu, touch the setting icon at the bottom right of the screent, or press the "Menu" button on your phone.
From top left in reading order
Your GPS location and its accuracy. Once a GPS fix is established it will display the current location and you can customise they way it appears (Main Menu > Set > GPS Format).
Take a picture or start/stop video recording. Provides visual feedback when triggered. Green indicates that a picture is being taken or processed and red indicates that a video is being recorded.
Your device's inclination in degrees relative to an horizontal axis perpendicular to your view. This is often referred to as "roll". It tells you how far is your phone from a horizontal line.
Helps you stay level. When it is green, you are good. The more you move away from the centre point, the more it will become red. It also shows you pitch, roll and heading in degree or percentage values. This also contains an altimeter and date/time.
Your device's inclination in degrees relative to an horizontal axis parallel to your view. This is often referred to as "pitch" and tells you if you are looking up or down.
Your orientation relative to earth's geographic north. You can choose the unit between degrees or mils. If the reading is unstable, your compass needs calibration. Try waving your phone horizontally in a 8-shaped movement, If you do not know how to do this, this youtube video explains it perfectly..
Opens the Geocam settings side menu. Access all settings including camera, geographic tools and app general settings.
You can select which cursors to display on the screen (they will also be the ones written on pictures you take). For this, visit the "Set" menu, and the "Display" submenu.
The main menu is split into three items
Cam / Camera
Geo / Geography
Set / Settings
Explore the rich customisation features of Geocam. Change display style and content, and choose your favourites unit settings.
GPS Accuracy levels
The GPS indicator will show you how accurate the current fix is and this will cause some functionality to be available or not. There are four levels
- no GPS information available yet. Geocam is trying to connect to satellites. If a position is displayed, this is your last know location. You cannot add markers at your current location, and GPS data will not be added to pictures and videos. Also you cannot use the "Distance" triangulation feature.
- GPS information is available, but the accuracy is very poor. You cannot use the "Distance" triangulation feature neither add markers to your current location.
- Medium accuracy (>10m/33ft). You cannot use the "Distance" triangulation feature neither add markers to your current location.
- Good accuracy. All functions are available