Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tracking and Graphing Walks

There are a variety of ways to show cycling and hiking tracks. Bikely is an excellent way to share tracked routes, but you usually need to put in turns from your raw GPX track. Motionbased has the neatest player, but it works only on the Internet Explorer, though this might change in the future.

I'd like to embed the Motionbased player in this Blog-page, but I think that's a bit trickly. In fact, there are three players, one in Beta. But I can include the "Link to this page" to a graph of my walking around the Tower of London. The Old Mint area (Part I of the Multi-Cache we are doing) is to the right.

If all goes well, when you launch the above link, it will take you to a Motionbased launch link where you have thumbnail of the route (around the Tower) and some choices about how to play the link. Motionbase's forte is their SVD player, which does not, alas, play on Firefox.

The thumbnail should also get you to the SVD player page. Coming up will be some thoughts about the trail apps for the iPhone.

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