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Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

I may be missing it- but I feel it would be very useful to have a link within the Strava website to the u

global rather than just the personal heat map.

I find the heat map very useful to find new routes to explore particularly when going to a new area. But it seems I can only find the global heat map from a google search rather than from within the Strava normal website which only seems to link to my personal heat map- am I missing something? If not, could this feature be added?

Thanks

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Ian
Pico de Orizaba

If you go to "Create a Route" (top right menu item on the website) there is an option to display a global heatmap.  I have found this quite useful to get ideas for routes - there have been quite a few instances where a map indicates no sensible way through on a bike yet the heatmap shows many people have been that way.  The corollary is also true - I have seen what looks a good road on the map but with no heatmap activity (presumably because it is a private road, or other similar restriction)

MattS_bsb
Pico de Orizaba

I've had to bookmark the link to the global heatmap to save time digging for it:https://www.strava.com/heatmap#7.00/-75.97742/36.85298/hot/all

Agree that a link in the front matter of the website or app would be useful.

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting. As @Ian pointed out, you can see an overlay of the global heatmap when creating a route and you can also toggle the global heatmap on when recording an activity. 

Global Heatmap overlay in the recording screenGlobal Heatmap overlay in the recording screen