Introduction: The Lost Ring - What to Do With Your Trackstick Data
Once you have the trackstick data on your computer, this Instructable will tell you how to get it on to Seero which will then allow it to be viewed on their custom Google Earth KML layer alongside all the other Trackstick Data:
Step 1: Make Sure You Have a Video and a GPX File
Capturing the Video and GPX:
The Seero GPX Uploader requires a video file and a GPX (GPS Exchange Format) File.
During the upload process you will be required to upload your video first and then upload your GPX file. The GPX file should represent GPS data for a time period longer than or equal to the length of the video file. While capturing the files make sure to turn on your GPS device before you start filming and only shutoff the GPS capture after you have finished filming.
Step 2: Uploading GPS Files Using a Trackstick:
1. Switch on your Trackstick and insert it into a USB port on your computer.
2. Open the Trackstick Manager and click 'YES' when it asks you to download all recorded locations.
3. Once you have downloaded the recorded locations, click the 'Tracks" tab in the Trackstick manager and select the track you would like to upload.
4. Click the drop down menu in the Trackstick Manager and select 'GPS Exchange Format'.
5. Click the Export icon to the left of the drop down menu (it looks like a crate with a ball in it).
6. Add a title to the GPX file and save it to your My Trackstick Files folder.
Step 3: Using the Seero GPX Uploader:
1. Login to your Seero account and click the 'broadcast' tab.
2. Click the 'Upload Video' link near the top left of the main broadcast module.
3. Once the Upload Video page loads, click the 'Upload Video' button and browse to the video file on your computer.
Step 4: Using the Seero GPX Uploader:
4. On the next screen enter the Title of the video, a description and tags
""Be sure and tag your video "LostRing" so that it will get included in The Lost Ring's KML layer on Google Earth.""
5. Once you have filled out the fields click the 'Upload GPX File' button.
Step 5: Using the Seero GPX Uploader:
6. Browse to your My Trackstick Files folder and select the GPX file for the video you are uploading.
7. At this point you will need to wait for the video to transcode into flash and the GPX file to be parsed onto the Seero Servers.
Step 6: Using the Seero GPX Uploader:
8. Once the files have completed processing, use the blue icon to advance the video to a clear, memorable location.
9. Grab the yellow video bar and slide it forwards or backwards until the blue icon in the GPS track on the map is over the corresponding location from the video.
10. Slide the blue icon in the video track all the way to the left and play the video in the player.
11. Watch the video and the blue icon on the map to make sure the location and the video line up. Adjust accordingly if needed by sliding the yellow video bar.
12. Once the video is properly aligned with the GPS coordinates click the 'Save Offset' button to finish the uploading process.
13. Once you're done and your video has been uploaded and is live on Seero, you'll be able to view it in google earth by loading the following KML layer: