Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Strava heat map shows fitness activities highlighting areas of interest.

The accumulated data from fitness devices released by Strava hit the press as it showed the location of secret army bases in remote locations. Fit people tracking their activities.

However I thought it might be interesting to checkout some of the locations in around me. Perhaps you may find it interesting as well.

Wilsons Promontory National Park
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#12.00/146.32009/-39.06405/hot/all

Criterium Cycling Track - Cranbourne
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#15.00/145.30618/-38.12607/hot/all

Westolds Park - Templestowe
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#15.00/145.12099/-37.74517/hot/all

1,000 Steps - Tremont
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#15.00/145.31152/-37.88263/hot/run

Waverley Park
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#16.00/145.18689/-37.92516/hot/run


If these heat maps don't quite make sense to you, visit the Strava blog which shows some examples of heat maps and activities (https://blog.strava.com/galleries/heatmap/).

Why I thought this information may be interesting is the heat maps may show activity areas near you which might give you something interesting to check out. Perhaps you'll find a hidden gem.

If you find interesting locations and wish to share them, you're welcome to let me know using my contact details which can be found on my www.OnlineConnections.com.au site.

Kelvin Eldridge

TIP: If you'd like to see the location on a Google Map you can copy and paste the latitude and longitude values from the Strava address in the address bar into Google Maps. For example for the Wilson's Prom website address above use the numbers and enter them as -39.06405,146.32009. Notice the two numbers are reversed and a comma is inserted in between.

If time permits, I may write a quick web app to take the Strava website address, extract the GPS coordinates and open Google Maps at the location. I'll post the link here.

Update: 30 Jan 2017
Copy and paste the Strava website address for a location on the Strava map into www.justlocal.com.au/clients/stravatogooglemaps/ and click Submit to go to the location in Google Maps.

As I or others find popular activity locations I'll post the links here.

Albert Park Lake
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#14.50/144.96064/-37.84732/hot/run

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#14.50/144.97646/-37.82892/hot/run

Edwards Park Lake Reservoir
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#17.00/144.99098/-37.71420/hot/run

Ruffey Lake Park - Templestowe
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#16.00/145.13950/-37.77489/hot/run

Barrak Bushlands & Wingrove Park - Eltham
https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#16.00/145.14512/-37.72768/hot/run



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