Announcing the launch of our new public track page

Posted by Breadcrumbs on March 11, 2011 under Features, News | Be the First to Comment

Here at Breadcrumbs we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our completely redesigned public track page (showcased here). One of our main aims at Breadcrumbs is to allow you and your friends to relive your adventures. The new public page does this by putting you in complete control of your track interactions and associated media. At the heart of the redesign we have introduced a new media view which puts your photos and videos as the main focus.

We also have a load of other great new features including:

  • Map, elevation/speed chart and statistics dynamically integrated: As you playback your track, watch the statistics and chart change. You’ll be able to tell exactly how fast you went on the steep line you skied or the trail you rode. There is no better way to visualize your GPS tracks.
  • Google Maps playback: Now play your track back in Google Maps as well as Google Earth.
  • Comments: A new Breadcrumbs comment system allows you and your friends to chat about your day out.

Don’t take our word for it, check out this track and let us know what you think!

Automated geotagging now supported

Posted by Breadcrumbs on June 25, 2010 under News | Be the First to Comment

Breadcrumbs provides a free and easy way for you to bring together your GPS tracks, photos and videos.

What is geotagging?

Geotagging allows you to associate a photo/video with a geographical location. This provides huge benefit, as it gives  a lot more context for anyone looking at the photo/video. In Breadcrumbs you can really get a feeling for a track, as you can view your photos/videos while also interacting in a 3D world. Geotagging therefore gives you a whole new way of organizing and sharing your media.

How we do it?

There are three ways to geotag photos in Breadcrumbs:

  • Photos which were taken on a device which have an inbuilt GPS (such as an iPhone) already contain location data (stored in the Exif data), so Breadcrumbs extracts this information and the photos are geotagged automatically.
  • For photos which do not contain any location data we use a different technique. Each point which makes up a GPS track contains not only a geographical location, but also the time at which the point was recorded. Because cameras also record the time when a photo is taken, the timestamp on the photo can be matched with the the associated timestamp on the GPS track, and so your photos can be located in the correct place on the map. This technique requires that the clocks on the camera and video have been synced to the clock on your GPS device, so don’t forget to do this before you start snapping!
  • For any photos/videos which are not geotagged by one of these methods, manual geotagging is also possible in Breadcrumbs. All you have to do is drag your photo/video from the thumbnail viewer along the bottom of the page onto the correct location onto the map (see image).

manual geotag

Future Plan

Currently we rely on our users syncing the times on their GPS device and camera/videocamera. We know that this is not always possible so we will be providing a semi-automated solution in the near future to enable you to sync all your media based upon the correct placement of one photo. Watch this space…!

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