ICT / Computing

Published on March 20th, 2013 | by What2Learn

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What is geotagging?

Many personal digital devices which have in-built GPS will add extra data to photographs and videos to provide geographical coordinates for exactly where the picture was taken. These are accurate to just a few feet. This has a range of advantages and disadvantages for the user. Play the game below to develop and test your understanding of some of the problems which can arise as a result of geotagging.


Once you have watched the video see if you can answer the following questions

  • What is geotagging?
  • Why is geotagging built into modern devices like smartphones and tablet computers?
  • What potential problems can geotagging cause?
  • How can you reduce these risks?




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