Anyone can sign up for an account: just head over to the site (www.spotadventures.com). Follow the sign-up procedure and link you SPOT account in just a few easy steps. Why is this a great idea you might ask? By having a SPOT Adventures profile, it allows you to easily share and present all the great adventures you are on! With SPOT Adventures you can
You can even start to sign up for an account or create adventures right from your https://login.findmespot.com account.
Profile example with Live Map
Create adventures right from your login account
Clicking on the footprint icon in your login account brings up this screen
If you don’t create adventures from within your login account, you can head over to www.spotadventures.com > click on Create Adventures and up comes this window to start the easy adventure creation process.
The greatest thing perhaps about SPOT Adventures, is that you can upload digital photos you took while using your SPOT and “geo-tag” them to your adventure map during Step 4 of creating an adventure (see image below)!
Upload photos from your computer and import from Flickr or Picassa!
Add multiple photos at a time to your adventure when you upload from your computer!
Now, the geo-tagging process works like this: Set your camera to the same time zone as your SPOT and make sure that your camera’s time is correct. Go out, have a blast and take lots of pictures! Your camera automatically saves a “time-stamp” on every photo in the file information. Typically this contains the date and time of the photo.
Now, every time you use your SPOT to send different types of messages, it records that data with the time and date of the messages in your account. So, when you are uploading your photos to your adventure, you can choose to “Auto place all” and then based on the times and dates of the photos, SPOT Adventures will automatically place them near where your waypoints occurred that you just uploaded.
Have your time settings the same on your SPOT and your digital camera? Then choose “Auto place all” to place them near where your tracks and waypoints are from your SPOT. This makes creating an adventure a snap!
After these steps, just a couple more clicks and you are on your way to making unforgettable adventures.
Since SPOT Adventures is such a powerful web software, I’ll even mention one more great tip: Did you know that if you manage a website, you can embed the SPOT Live Map as a widget in your own site? Yes! Just click on “Share this” on your Live Map and a code will pop up that you can use to insert in your own site.
For more information on embedding the Live Map widget in your own site, see the FAQ here.
That’s all for this month folks. Enjoy your SPOT Adventures accounts!