[HOT] New(ish) GPX data layer available for mapping - Strava data

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 23:47:08 UTC 2014

Quick follow up sorry.

The link to the location of the image is in the wiki image data, but 
here it is directly:


As to the "road" right through the water, maybe they built a bridge just 
occurred to me.


On 12/27/2014 12:37 AM, Blake Girardot wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Sanderd17 mentioned in irc that there is a very large data set of gps
> traces now available for all of OSM to use to help us in our mapping.
> I hadn't heard of it, but that doesn't mean anything, I never hear of
> anything :)
> But on the off chance you are like me and had not heard of it yet, here
> is the info:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Strava
> I added an image to that page using the strava data in W. Africa and it
> came out very interesting to me.
> 1. It seems to confirm pretty good image alignment for existing map data.
> 2. It seems to show roads/paths that we cannot see in the Bing 2012
> imagery. I almost think we could map from this data, but I stress
> almost. But if I was trying to follow a road that the imagery only
> partially showed, and this data was available, I would consult it for sure.
> 3. Some of those roads we can't see in the imagery go right through
> bodies of water(!?) I do not know if that is a data error or a seasonal
> issue.
> Anyway, just another much appreciated tool for us to use. Thank you
> again sanderd17.
> Cheers,
> Blake

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