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Help: How do I geotag my videos?

Geotagging is available on all modern smartphone platforms and can be enabled on the Settings screen.

Enabling geotagging of your broadcasts

Symbian S60 v3 and higher

Activate geotagging by going to "Options", "Settings" and switching "Send position" to "Yes". This will use all positioning methods that your device supports.

iPhone

Activate geotagging by going to "Settings" and switching "Send position" to "On". This will use all positioning methods that your device supports.

Android

Activate geotagging by going to "Settings" and checking "Broadcast location". This will use all positioning methods that your device supports.

Windows Mobile

Activate geotagging by going to "Options", "Settings" and checking "Send position". This will use GPS if your device supports it.

Maemo

Activate geotagging by going to "Settings" and check "Send location". This will use all positioning methods that your device supports.

bada

Activate geotagging by going to "Settings" and enable "Send geo-location". This will use all positioning methods that your device supports.

Flash broadcaster

Click the button labeled 'get position' to geotag your broadcast with your current position. This requires a browser which supports the W3C Geolocation API.

Editing geotags

The stored location for your broadcast can be edited by dragging the "b"-pin on the map in the location overview on your broadcast page. The location can also be removed completely by clicking the red 'X' next to the coordinates on your broadcast page or in the "Edit"-menu on broadcasts found in the list of broadcasts on your channel page.

 


Geotagging explained

Bambuser supports two different ways to pinpoint your broadcasts geographically.

Network based positioning

Modern smartphone platforms (S60 v3, iPhone, Android) can take advantage of the cell network, and some devices with WiFi can also rely on known wireless networks, to determine your location without using GPS. The accuracy of network based positioning is often lower than GPS based positioning, but it is usually faster. Roughly knowing the position you are broadcasting from might be just as valuable information to your viewers as a more exact location. It is a good complement on phones with built-in GPS, as getting GPS positioning may take a while.

Since this functionality is dependent on the cell network, it might not work with all carriers.

GPS based positioning

Modern smartphone platforms (S60 v3, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile) also have support for GPS. If your phone has a GPS device, Bambuser automatically uses both network based positioning and GPS based positioning to get an as accurate position as possible.

It usually takes a little while to get GPS lock and you seldom get position inside buildings. AGPS is a technology that takes care of a lot of these issues. If you have a handset without AGPS out of the box (such as the N95 with 1.0 firmware) we strongly recommend you check if there are firmware upgrades providing this. Also, make sure AGPS is configured with the proper data access point.

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