Control Center 8 – Photography Documentation

Upload and integrate jobsite photos to site plans over the life of any construction project.

Data-Rich Imagery for a More Intelligent Jobsite

Powerful and leading-edge technology to quickly communicate interior progress

Photography Documentation

While construction cameras are one of the most powerful tools found on jobsites today, the software that is behind the camera is truly what takes our photography documentation technology to the next level. EarthCam has raised the bar on what it means to document important construction projects in an insightful and meaningful way. Document your interiors and create short-term time-lapse videos. EarthCam’s service automatically converts a day’s worth of progress into quick, easy-to-share 10-second time-lapse video bursts and syncs them directly to site plans and BIM 3D models.

Photography Documentation

Capture Jobsite Photos

Shoot critical areas of your jobsite, capturing important visual evidence of pre-existing and as-built conditions. With the mobile app, project teams can photograph interior jobsite progress and make note of potential issues at their convenience.

Photo Assignment

Using EarthCam's geo-tagging mapping technology, 2D photos captured via the app are automatically organized by location within architectural site plans. Additionally, you can drag and drop existing images within your Control Center 8 online dashboard to your site plan markers for a complete visual history of interior progress.

Image Viewer and Photo Editing

The 360° jobsite photos provide a virtual walk through of your jobsite every day, giving users the ability to inspect each room and remotely explore via the click of a mouse or the tap of an Oculus headset. This detailed visual record acts as a virtual x-ray of the jobsite, creating an indisputable record of as-built and pre-existing conditions. With user-friendly editing tools, it's simple to mark-up any of your photos to call-out a specific area of interest.

360° VR Imagery

EarthCam's VR Site Tour photography app harness the power of 360° spherical "street view" technology to create interactive virtual reality photographs. Wirelessly connect your phone to popular VR cameras to efficiently document interior progress, where one 360° photo viewing all four walls, floor and ceiling provides as much information as 8 separate photos.

Create 360° Time-Lapse Movies

With EarthCam’s VR Site Tour Time-Lapse plugin for Ricoh Theta 360° cameras, users can create short-term time-lapse videos and add the unique animated content to site plans for further insight into project progress. This plugin is perfect for documenting interiors and eliminates the need to continuously trigger the camera to take photos. EarthCam’s service automatically converts a day’s worth of progress into quick, easy-to-share 10-second time-lapse video bursts and syncs them directly to site plans and BIM 3D models.

Environmental Data Sensor

EarthCam’s interior cameras and photography solutions now support additional onsite environmental data. An integrated sensor monitors temperature, humidity and dew point at the jobsite location. This critical information is important for worker safety and quality control purposes to alert contractors to specific environmental conditions that may affect the installation of certain materials. These data points are embedded into every image and provide a detailed historic record of the project from start to finish.

Software Coordination

All markers and jobsite photos are uploaded from the app to EarthCam's Control Center 8 software for effective project management. Markers and photos can be managed in more detail using the tools provided in the online dashboard.

Image Tagging

Add notes, tags and flags to your uploaded images for efficient search and filtering purposes. Assign tags to each image, such as mechanical, plumbing or structural. You can also highlight certain images by assigning a colored flag (red, amber or green) to indicate an urgent issue or mark an important milestone. Search, filter and view only images marked with those specific tags and create a virtual punch list for quick analysis and progress reports.

Analyze and Compare Images

Images can be marked and overlaid as a virtual x-ray, comparing different stages in construction. With this unique tool, project teams can take a look behind the walls to ensure that all work is being performed properly. Taking this proactive measure will ensure that building owners and operators have an accurate and reliable as-built photo record for an ongoing maintenance reference.

Email and Share Images

Save, email and share photos in real time with team members. With easy-to-use markup tools, highlight specific areas of the jobsite and add text to share observations on captured images. Provide architects, engineers, project developers and contractors with all the necessary visual information to make quick decisions. Share "beauty shots" of your project as a marketing tool on social media.
Mark Up Tools

End of Project Report

Every EarthCam client receives a comprehensive End of Project digital file once their job is complete through FTP download. The report includes all of the floor plans, marker data, images, image notes, tags, flags and historical detailed weather data collected throughout the duration of your project. You will be able to view the VR Site Tour images in a 360 interactive browser window by clicking on the image.