Posts Tagged ‘geotagging risks’

geotaggingMost smartphones these days have a camera as standard and they are becoming more and more advanced to compete with digital cameras. It also makes it much easier to share your photos and information via social networks instantly, as they can be uploaded directly from your phone. Newer digital cameras are now being developed to include these features as well, ensuring there is an easy way to access and share your photos.

When these photos are uploaded, they automatically contain geotags as part of the file. This enables you to pinpoint the exact location the photo was taken, as well as the date and time. It includes the longitude and latitude coordinates in the photograph to give an accurate location. These geotags add geographical information and identification to photos, videos, website links and SMS messages. The 10 digit grid coordinates are embedded into the file and can easily be accessed with the right software and tools. (more…)