Axon View can provide location data from the mobile device and embed it in videos recorded by the Axon camera.
Note: When an Axon camera is in offline mode, it cannot tag videos it is recording with location data.
When an evidence file that uploads to Axon Evidence.com includes location metadata, Evidence.com can use the information to show the evidence location on a map. For evidence recorded with an Axon Body or Axon Flex, Axon Evidence.com derives the location of an evidence file by determining the median location of all location tags embedded in the file. For evidence recorded with an Axon Body 2 and Axon Flex 2 camera, Axon Evidence.com uses the location that the camera specifies for the evidence.
When you start recording on an Axon camera, Axon View begins requesting location data from the mobile device. Axon View does not need to be open in order to request location data, but the camera must have been previously paired with the mobile device running Axon View and must be within Bluetooth range of the mobile device.
Axon View uses the highest level of location accuracy provided by the mobile device. Generally, a mobile device relies on cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS modules to determine the location of the device. Additionally, Axon View sends location data to the camera only if the accuracy is at least within 400 meters.
While the camera is recording, Axon View only sends updated location information when the change in location is greater than 20 meters from the previous location sent to the camera.
While the camera is recording, Axon View sends the camera a location tag every 15 seconds or less, as long as the GPS data is available from the mobile device.
Axon View optimizes mobile-device battery life by working with the operating-system GPS settings. When you stop recording on the Axon camera, Axon View stops requesting location data from the mobile device.
Allowing or Disallowing Location Tracking
You can allow or disallow location tracking. This feature is controlled by the mobile device operating system.
- On your mobile device, open the Settings app
- Scroll down until you find Axon View and then tap Axon View.
Below “Allow Axon View to Access”, the Location setting appears.
- Tap Location.
- Tap the setting that you want.
- If you want to allow Axon View to embed location data in videos, tap Always.
- If you do not want Axon View to embed location data in videos, tap Never.