Seero Releases Live Video with GPS Following for Google Earth

Seero live video and GPS following in Google EarthSeero – the new live geo-located video broadcasting site, which GEB mentioned two weeks ago went out of beta, has now released some KML content for their site that has interesting implications. First, they have KML files for each broadcaster which show placemarks for locations of each video they have at Seero. See for example, Craig Stanton’s video content in a KML who has lots of videos from a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and is currently starting a hike across Japan. Craig is using Seero to show live videos which are GPS tracked as well. With Seero this means you can follow along the position as a video is being taken on a mobile journey. See the Seero demo of this in Google Maps here. What is really neat is that with Seero you can either view these live video broadcasts in Google Maps at their site, or now view them in Google Earth. Here is a link to the Seero Live KML network link showing all live broadcasters through Seero. If you manage to catch a live one where the person is using a GPS, the placemarks will move along as the person is moving, and you can watch the Video in the placemark description. David Rothchild, Chief Creative Officer of Seero, shared with me that Dan Rummel, technical lead at Seero, just gave a tech talk at Google explaining how this was done (see the Google Tech Talk video here). I haven’t watched it yet, but Dan told me last week he planned to share some of the technical challenges and solutions they addressed in getting their placemarks to stay visible while live updating the placemark positions.
Since Seero is so new, there aren’t a lot of live broadcasts yet. But, as more people become aware of this new capability – and more phones get built-in GPSes, video capability, and unlimited Internet connectivity – you can expect a lot more live video geoblogging to occur through Seero. This has exciting implications for all kinds of social networking applications. You will be able to watch live broadcasting of events and get that geospatial context that can be so important. I expect this to add to the impetus of news broadcasters providing maps with locations or even geo-tagging their news content.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. i wish that street view could be live on seereo

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