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Gammeltoft
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

It would be really cool if the heatmap would show, for example, only road bike, only MTB, or only gravel bike heatmaps when planning a tour. Either by selecting the activity type or using a checkbox with "show only selected activity type on heatmap."

Why? Currently, the heat map only displays bike rides. Switching between race and MTB does not show any difference on the heat map.

During planning, it is sometimes very difficult to find the small, quiet paved roads over passes or through areas that one can traverse with a race bike (thin tires, not gravel-conforming bike) among the many rides done on a gravel or MTB bike (more robust bike made for gravel).

I know that the surface is considered during planning (gravel/paved), but this is not always correct.

I use the route planner a lot for planning my road bike and MTB tours (I find it is the best on the market). If I plan a longer race bike tour, it would be great if I could see only the heatmap of people who ride on race bikes. Similarly, when I do MTB tour planning, it would be great to see only the heatmap from others made on an MTB.

Cheers and thanks for a great app. 🙂

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Jane
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Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

ynusse
Mt. Kenya

The heatmap function is amazing for making new routes, but it would be made much better if we could only display the heatmaps for surfaces we're interested in riding on, for instance dirt or paved. 

AleksanderM
Mt. Kenya

Can you pls add dirt / gravel road visualization when planning the route in the app (like in web based route planner). I use Strava for manually planning my gravel trips and do prefer dirt surface but there is no option in mobile app to visualize which road is dirt and which is asphalt. It would be very useful .. esp. when one needs to re-plan the rout using mobile app only. 

Jane
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Hello,

Thanks for posting about this.  You can select for dirt/gravel in the Mobile App by using the Surface filter to select "dirt".  Take a look at the screenshot:

 

MobileRoutePlanner.png


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

AleksanderM
Mt. Kenya

Hi, I know about that and it’s for years but it doesn’t solve problem with displaying and differentiating dirt parts of the route  (e.g. as dotted line as in web version). In this way, I still don’t know which part is there and which is asphalt. I can only customize automatic wrote in order to prefer selected kind of surface. It also doesn’t help when creating our changing existing routes manually.

The only part of the mobile app when I noticed right surface visualization (dirt as dotted etc) is when I select surface type map after activity completed. But it’s another module, not route creation. It would be really helpful to have the same visualization on the map during route creation. Aleksander