This Guide walks you through the steps to count houses on Google Maps using the CountThings from Photos app.
For each type of object to be counted, you need to add the right Counting Template to your device.
You only need to select the Counting Template once, before counting multiple photos of the same item type.
Step 1 - Adding a Counting Template
Tap on the Templates
button (on the bottom menu)
Select the Houses on Old Google Maps ID: 065
Counting Template by tapping on the GET
When multiple Counting Templates for similar items are available, use the one "Recommended" first. Later you can explore other Counting Templates to identify the one that works best for your needs.
Step 2 - Find the area
From the map, create an image (png, jpg) or PDF file of your target area.
Step 3 - Capture the screen
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your device
- Immediately press and release the Home button
- To find your screenshot, go to the Photo Gallery
Step 4 - Open Image
Verify that your selected template is shown on the main screen.
the image file.
Step 5 - Optional: Define Area of Interest
Defining an area of interest
is optional, but may be useful in some cases, it allows you to count only a portion of the image.
Make sure the "Include" button is selected.
Hold down your finger and drag around the area.
For more details, see the following guide: Define Count Areas
Step 6 - Count
Step 7 - Review the Results - Make Modifications if Necessary
If you notice any counting mistakes, you can easily correct them by adding, deleting, or moving tags.
To add tags, make sure the "Add Tags" button is selected. Tap the location where you want to add tags.
To remove tags, make sure the "Delete Tags" button is selected. Tap the tag you want to remove.
To move tags, drag the tag to a new location.
To Zoom in / out or move / pan the image you need to use 2 fingers.
Step 8 - Save results
Step 9 - Saved Image
The results are saved to the photo gallery by default.
To control where and how the results are saved, tap Save Options.
If you need help, email Support@CountThings.com
and send us a few images from which you would like to count.
Make sure to send images with the highest possible resolution available to you. Do not resize the image to save space.