There are 4 ways to upload a video to the map.
More detailed information on how to execute this on either desktop, iOS or Android devices can be found in the upload section, but please see below on the basics of how it all works.
To upload a video using your computer can be done in two ways. By either putting the placemark on the exact position of where the track is on the map or by manually entering the co-ordinates into the upload section which will put the place mark in that exact spot. This feature is mainly used for the more technical offroaders who regularly map their travels on their GPS systems or have a sound knowledge of where they are when driving and can pin point the exact location on Google Maps. It can be difficult to know the exact location of the track using the map as a lot of tracks will not be marked on Google Maps so most times our applications below may be more user friendly to you.
When using the upload feature on your computer you will first be asked to log into you Google/YouTube account. Once you fill out the video details and upload the video you are actually uploading the video to your Youtube account. You4wd.com simply jump in and talk with YouTube to gather the location of the video and our scripts will automatically put it in our map with your video title and description. So please note that your videos will still be on your YouTube account as well.
For more detailed and pictorial example on how to do this on your computer then click here.
We have developed applications for both devices and more information about how to download the apps and how to use them can be found in our upload section.
Download the app from either Apple Store or Google Play.
Please note: The applications are purely designed to record videos, location of where the video was taken and to upload them to the map. The applications are not designed to be used to check out videos on the site, etc…..Only to record, save videos and upload either straight away or wait until you get back to WIFI connection.
When using the upload feature on your devices you will first be asked to log into you Google/YouTube account. Once you fill out the video details and upload the video you are actually uploading your video to your Youtube account. You4wd.com simply jump in and talk with YouTube to gather the location of the video and our scripts will automatically put it in our map with your video title and description. So please note that your videos will still be on your YouTube account as well.
They are a very user friendly way to record videos which automatically remembers the location of where the video was taken. We are working on a dedicated application to watch videos and search the maps but we have designed the website to be mobile friendly for now.
Note: At this stage the applications can only be viewed in portrait on your devices. So you cannot rotate your device to landscape. However, once you press record then rotate your device to landscape as you normally do when taking videos so you can utilize the full landscape quality of the video taken.
Please also keep videos to under 10 minutes otherwise YouTube will not be able to upload them.
Any issues or questions, please feel free to ask!
The accuracy of the georeference videos should be pretty close. As always, issues and bugs will crop up so if you have any issues or see a video that is not in the correct spot please let us know by giving us the longitude and latitude co-ordinates of the affected video and the new co-ordinates of where it should be and we will relocate it.
Known accuracy issues are videos taken under a roof or inside a building which should not be an issue anyway unless you are offroading through your kitchen 🙂
We strive for accuracy and efficiency with this program so please help us!!