How Strava Is Using GPS Map Data to Help Mountain Bikers


Last year, Strava users logged 9.6 fitness activities per second. Think about it: in the time it took you to read that sentence, 50 rides, runs, and workouts were logged by athletes around the world. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered what Strava does with the data from those 300+ million activities, beyond the leaderboards and the kudos. Monitoring …

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This Drone Can Follow Unknown Trails By Itself


We’ve seen drones with GoPro cameras that can be programmed as “follow cam” flyers, and now this drone software from the University of Zurich can be used to identify trails using artificial intelligence. The University of Zurich project is based around search and rescue scenarios; according to the designers the drone’s speed and accuracy makes it “more effective …

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How To Interpret Topographic Maps


We’ve all seen it in those high-dollar mountain bike films: the planning montage. The star rider of the movie can be seen, mouth gaping in awe, looking at a mountain, then the camera cuts to him and his cohorts poring over stacks of maps, fingers pointing excitedly at things that one can only assume are …

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Singletracks Topo Map Updates: New Background Maps, Recommended Routes, and Downloadable PDFs


Singletracks has been creating topo maps for mountain biking and sharing GPS data for nearly a decade now, and we’re constantly working to improve our mapping tools. Last month we rolled out some big changes we’re really stoked about–so read on to get the lowdown. The image below shows a sample map with 3 keys …

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How To Turn Your Strava Data into a Usable Mountain Bike Trail Map


The massive popularity of Strava has changed the way many of us analyze data from our trail rides and has even changed how some people ride their mountain bikes. What some people don’t seem to realize, however, is that the data you collect via your Strava app can be used for much more than just …

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