Geospatial Multimedia technology enables video, imagery & audio streams to be recorded together with navigation (e.g. GPS) as well as orienatation (e.g. Digital Compass) sensor information. These geocoded multimedia streams can then be uploaded to a server where they can be visusalised in an integrated mapping/media browser display. The user can interact dynamically with the georeferenced content by controlling play-back, tagging and spatial query.
Any user can sign up for an account through Ubipix. The Ubipix App can be downloaded from App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Users can then start-up the App and start recording and tagging both Video or Image collections. Uploading and sharing your Ubipix trails & adventures will require you to login with a username and password registered with Ubipix.
You can record geocoded, tagged video (video + audio + GPS + digital compass + tags), image collections (camera images + GPS + digital compass + tags), tagged navigation (GPS + digital compass + tags) or simple just navigation (GPS + digital compass).
If GPS operates in Flight mode, then Ubipix will work. Samsung Galaxy allows GPS to be enabled in flight mode however Apple iPhone turns off GPS in flight Mode. Consult the owner manual for your device.
Sometimes, it is difficult for GPS to compute a location fix. It is best to consult the owner manual. Also, ensure you have Wireless Networks enabled if your SmartPhone uses Assisted GPS and/or cell tower location. Ensure you have a clear, & un-obstructed view of the sky, outdoors away from tall buildings, trees and structures. An unobstructed view will also help reduce the Time To First Fix (TTFF).
This will usually works ok if GPS is under light-weight material eg light clothing. Best idea is to try recording a short trail first before testing it over a longer time interval.
If iPhone, check operation using Compass utility. Calibrate as per user manual. There are various compass Apps available for Android that also include calibration testing. On Samsung, key in *#0*#, click Sensor, if "Need for calibration" is displayed on black circular dial and/or numeric value is less then 3 you will need to calibrate. You can do this by holding Smartphone away from any magnetic sources and move the device through a figure of eight pattern 'til numeric value changes to 3. Some SmartPhones have covers that have a magnetised fastner. It is a good idea to remove these if using the Digital Compass.
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Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP f you come across any multimedia, comments, tags or indeed anything on Ubipix site that you find invasive, inappropriate or offensive.
Ubipix SmartApp is programmed to save and terminate the session to allow the user take the call. If you do not want this to happen, just switch your SmartPhone to Flight Mode.
This is probably due to a poorly calibrated digital compass. The user can correct this in "Interaction Player" by clicking the 'Setting' symbol on the top-right of the Map panel. From here the user can choose either GPS or Digital compas as main source for heading or indeed correct either by entering a number or using your mouse wheel. Note, while changing these settings will work for playback, you cannot save these corrections and preferred orientation details to the database unless you own the video or are a System Administrator.
Both the "Windowed Player" and "Interactive Player" have various video controls in the panel just below the video interface. When you move your mouse over each control a popup appears to describe what the control does.
The main home/logged-in page is the users "My Tracks". From this interface the user can see all recordings they have in their account in both Map and Table forms. Users can playback a recording in either the "Windowed Player" or the "Interaction Player". For the "Windowed Player" select the play icon over the Thumbnail image in either the Table or Map popup. For the "Interactive Player" select the play icon in the "Media Type" column of the Recording table. Clicking the Ubipix logo at the top of the page will also bring you back to your "My Tracks" page.
There are a number of ways to share recordings through Ubipix with others who may or may-not have a registered Ubipix account. These include publically accesible URL's, generating Time-limited URL's and inviting users to "Channels" of your recordings.
In the Ubipix App the maximum recorded Video length is 90 minutes, but it is recommended, and set by default, to 15 minutes duration for ease of playback and interactivity in most browsers. In the Ubipix App the maximum recorded Image Collection or GPS Track is limited only by the amount of disk space on the device. Using the websites "Uploads" page the limit is based on file size and is currently set at 4GB. Users are currently allocated approximately 500MB online storage. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require additional storage.
Users can organise and share their recordings in a number of ways based around a "Channel" management system. A users "Channel" management system can be seen by clicking the "Channels" tab at the top left of the screen. From here you can create and organise Channels such that you can arrange both Channels and your recordings in whatever way you prefer. Both Channels and Recordings have public or private setting options which effect how both can be accessed and shared. Public Channels are inherently publically available through the Channels URL while private Channels can be shared through a time-limited Share-URL. Channels can also be configured to only allow certain users access them by sending invites to email addresses.
Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of bugs, comment or suggestion.
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