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Ed Endicott

Google Will Track Your Location History

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I ran across this news article this morning indicating Google is introducing a new feature in Google Maps that will track where you have been via a "timeline" (not in the sense of a Facebook Timeline, but in the sense of where you have been over time).

 

http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/22/technology/google-maps-timeline/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

 

I thought this may be a useful feature for those that travel and shoot photos so they can track where they have been and add it to their keywords rather than manually writing in a journal or trying to re-construct the info after the trip.

 

Jeff G. - I figured you would be one of the most excited about this feature!  LOL

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They have been doing it for ages.  My data goes back to 2013. If you are logged into your Google account, you can check yours here.

 

I remember checking mine a few years ago.  Despite what CNN say, it's never been difficult, or hidden, exactly; they just didn't mention it.

 

EDIT

 

I'm not sure it's reliable enough for Geo-locating your photos.  With iPhones, it depends on your phone having a signal and having location services turned on.  The last location they have for me is September 2014, and my phone is on all the time

Edited by IanGibson

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"You are the only person who can view your own Google Maps Timeline history" . . . wow, that's a relief . . . cough . . .

 

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