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Strava community map of athlete's playgrounds

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Wednesday 1st November 2017
Tags  Strava   |   Strava Heatmaps   |   Strava Metro
If you love your data, then you’ll love the new Strava Global Heatmap and the stats it throws out. 
How about this? 
  • Over 1 billion activities from over 10 million athletes
  • A total distance of 17 billion miles
  • A total duration of 200 thousand years
Strava has just unveiled their new Global Heatmap, ‘an interactive data visualisation featuring more than 1 billion activities from Strava athletes across the globe’. In layman’s terms this means that it shows activities, popular routes and sport destinations all around the world, in lovely images. 
Amazingly, the Strava community has generated more than two-hundred thousand years’ worth of activity that cover nearly 17 billion miles. Visit the new Strava Global Heatmap here and see activities from any location on the planet. 
But, other than making pretty pictures, what practical use does this feature have? Well, this insight into human movement feeds Strava Metro, a tool that aims to help make riding, running and walking in cities better. Strava Metro anonymises and aggregates data from the millions of activities shared on Strava each week, and then partners from departments of transportation and city planning groups use to improve infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. A full set of Metro data enables deep analysis of activities such as popular or avoided routes, peak commute times, intersection wait times, and origin/destination zones.
Learn more about Strava Metro here.
Strava CEO James Quarrels says “A global community can seem very abstract until you see its activities visually represented in your immediate location and across the world,it’s not just runners and cyclists, either – skiers, hikers, kiteboarders and even mountaineers on Everest are all counted in the more than 1 billion uploads of the Strava community.”

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