How To Find Location Data From Pictures In XAMN

Welcome to this XAMN feature demonstration video. In this video I will show the use of XAMN filters to find images containing location information, this being longitude, latitude or even both. I will also demonstrate how to create a pivot filter of a specific coordinate with the aim to look at multiple items – in our case, containing these coordinates – and finally, I will also show you how to engage the global location filter to set a large search radius.

Right here I have a newly created case. This case contains two smartphone extractions. Clicking on the ‘Pictures’ category will list 757 items for us to see.

Looking at these items, we are able to choose any item of interest. So in this instance, I will choose the second image I have in front of me here. By clicking on this image, you will see a newly populated tab appear, which will say ‘Details.’ And this ‘Details’ tab will contain the image itself; it will contain the file name, the size, and it will contain the metadata of this particular image.

The content of the metadata we are able to define the GPS longitude and latitude. And if we go a little bit towards the end of the file itself – or the data that has been presented to us by XAMN about the file – you’ll see a summary of the latitude, the longitude and altitude.

You are also able to see the map represented in a geographical view, and this is of the item that we have highlighted.


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Now, if we are interested in trying to find any item that was in our case that contains the same longitude and latitude and altitude, what we can do is, we can choose the latitude, right click on the value that has been presented to us, and we can create a new location filter. This filter is what we call a pivoting filter.

To see my location items in a meaningful way, what I will be able to do is go within the ‘Artifacts’ tab, and I will click on the geographical view. The geographical view will give me all of the items that are presented to me within that case on a map. And I am able to then highlight, or hover my mouse over, to any of these items that I find interesting, and I can then see the item itself.

In this instance, I have highlighted one of the items I am interested in. And as soon as you click on that, you will be able to see in the Details that this item is coming from a file of media or a video.

If you are interested in expanding your search location, what you are able to do is move your mouse over to a slightly more empty space, and right click on the map itself, and you’ll see a new option that will appear called ‘Create locations filter.’ By choosing ‘Create locations filter,’ a new ‘Set radius’ option will appear. And from that ‘Set radius’ option we are able to choose what radius we want to be including in our search.

So in this instance I am going to set my radius to three kilometers, and by changing it to three kilometers I will click ‘OK.’

As soon as this radius has been applied, you’ll see now that my map will be zoomed in to include all of the items within three kilometers that have location information within these 156 items.

And this, very quickly, is what we can do to identify items that contain location information, how to pivot from an item of interest, and how to set a radius for a specific range that we are interested in.

Thank you.

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