Australian Digital Forensics Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


SRI Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


The integration of Global Positioning Systems and Smartphones has seen the significance of location based services rise. Geo-location data could prove to be an invaluable source of evidence in a forensic investigation. An attempt to extract geo-location data from an iPhone4s and Huawei Ascend G526 in a forensically sound manner revealed significant geo-location data embedded within geo-tags within photos taken on the devices. Other limited evidence was located on the devices.


This paper was originally presented at The Proceedings of [the] 13th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, held from the 30 November – 2 December, 2015 (pp. 95-103), Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia.