Geospatial media mapping software for Google Earth


Why map your media?

IsWhere is a great mapping solution for novices and GIS experts alike looking for a cartographic representation of their geospatial data collect (video, photos or audio notes) for further analysis, documentation, and planning. It provides a good visual update of field surveys including construction progress, pipeline and powerline monitoring, natural disaster assessment, animal migration patterns and so on.

Additionally, colored icons in Google Earth indicate features of interest captured during data collection and targets “shot” by a Laser Range Finder. You can even extract individual images from the video, as well as clip important sections of the video.

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What is IsWhere?

IsWhere is a 1-year subscription license software to map GPS-enabled data collection of photos, video or audio notes onto Google Earth. It will represent your captured geotagged footage and metadata onto a 3D map. There are two components to the mapping of your geo-referenced media using isWhere:

  • TrackA track log of the route traversed is generated on Google Earth. Each point on the track is clickable. Selecting a point displays important details regarding GPS and other sensor information at the time of the logging. There is also a synchronized moving cursor on the mapped track that indicates the exact GPS location of the camera during video playback.
  • Media playback - A camera’s perspective of the surrounding area recorded at the exact GPS location of the moving cursor can be viewed using the standard Windows Media Player. Additionally, if installed separately, video playback for isWhere can be viewed in the free VideoLAN Media Player available at

The moving cursor is synchronized with the video at all times. IsWhere makes it convenient to view the exact GPS location on the track and the captured media of that location all on one screen. 

Workflow Process

IsWhere is the final deliverable in the geotagging and mapping solution. It enables the user to map and analyze Geospatial Encoded Media (GEM) that was captured using Red Hen Systems technology. To create GEM content one of the two methods can be adopted:

  • The VMS-3333 hardware or the MediaMapper Mobile app for real-time geospatial data collecting.
  • MediaGeotagger can be used as a post process technique for the geotagging of media (video, pictures, and audio notes)

Regardless of the Red Hen technology adopted for data capture, the results of the collected georeferenced media can be viewed easily using isWhere.

image of iswhere workflow


The VMS-333 can be easily set-up for both ground-based and aerial surveys and the user has the ability to geotag video, photos or audio recordings. The operator can simultaneously geotag up to four video recorders. Post-mission, the user can enable Iswhere to decode the recorded audio signal inserted by the VMS-333 from each video recording and reconstruct all of the track data logged during the patrol. You can choose which camera to play the video from by switching between layers in Google Earth.

Do you have drone footage that requires mapping? IsWhere can work with subtitle SRT files generated by DJI Phantom series.

Iswhere can also map geotagged media collected from cameras with a built-in GPS such as the Garmin VIRB, TomTom Bandit, GoPro Hero5, Sony Action FDR-x1000v. 

Iswhere can decode and map georeferenced sensor data as well including infrared cameras (FLIR), laser range finder (Vectronix, LTI Trupulse etc) and so on.

How does it work?

Still images: Many cameras and mobile devices geotag still images by altering the EXIF files that accompany the JPEG images. IsWhere then reads those EXIF files and places the images on their corresponding coordinates in Google Earth.

Videos: RHS VMS-333 connects to any video camera with a Mic-In port and embeds the GPS data in the audio channel as the video is captured (GEM video).RHS MediaMapper Mobile operates from any Android device, producing a track log of GPS points to accompany the video. In both situations, IsWhere can read the GPS data to produce a visible track on Google Earth.

Viewing: IsWhere is the easiest way to view the geotagged media on screen with the free Google Earth interface. Not only do you get valuable NMEA+ (national Marine Electronics Association) data from the track log, you also see the track log right next to the video. It’s the simplest way to determine the exact location where something was captured.

Current version: isWhere 3.1.0

The decoding and capture speed of isWhere 3.1.0 has increased ten-fold. Its georeferencing capabilities have expanded to include text files and image files. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough is that now anyone with a camera and a GPX logger can view their video track on Google Earth using this tool. isWhere 3.1.0:

Released 08/15/16

Fix move cursor bug supporting earlier versions of Android and Media Mapper Mobile
Fix bug frame capturing on.MOV files
Provide Spatial Perimeter of Interest (SPOI) support for pictures taken with DMRT/DMRT-E hardware
Provide DJI Drone subtitle support via.SRT files
Fix bugs and for intervalometry frame capturing

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Features & Benefits: 
  • Play geotagged videos, photos and audio on a map
  • Frame capture feature extracts still images from video and saves as a geotagged JPEG image
  • Produces video clips
  • Intervalometry feature available for frame capture
  • Display multiple track logs on the map
  • Audio enabled
  • Georeferences text files, .doc, .docx, .pdf
  • Spatial perimeter of interest (SPOI) support
  • isWhere Software
  • Google Earth
  • Most recent Windows updates
  • Install the latest Microsoft updates in your machine
  • Windows Media Player (WMP) - The default media player for the Windows operating system
  • Graphics Card: Graphics card that supports OpenGL 1.2 or later (or similar type graphics card)
  • Hard drive space: The software occupies less than 70 MB; however, you need enough space to store all your photos and videos (this varies according to you situation)
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or above
  • Hard Drive: 5400 RPM internal drive
  • CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo™
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • -------- RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS --------
  • Hard Drive: 7200 RPM drive (If external, USB 3.0 or eSATA)
  • K-Lite Codecs (Go to and find a free download below Media)
  • Graphics Card: Graphics card that supports OpenGL 1.2 or later. Recommended for 4K editing & playback: Intel HD4000 or better (or similar type graphics card)
  • VLC Media Player (Go to and find a free download below Media)
  • CPU: Intel Quad Core™i7 or better
  • RAM: 4GB