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cmmata
Shkhara
Status: Existing

It would be helpful to have the option to hide the start and end of the activities by GPS coordinates or manually selecting from a map, rather than using the postal address (city, street, number, etc.). This way, people like me that live outside cities and villages would have the option to hide their house's location.

In my case, for example, I live outside a village and the road that leads to my home (and some others in the surroundings) does not have any name, postal address service, or anything. So I only have the option to hide all activities start and end, or simply hide a lot of kilometers from the last known address. Which of course would do the job, but with the first one I would lose the possibility to show people where I start routes in the mountain, and with the second I would lose a lot of Strava segments near my home.

Thank you anyway for reading my proposal 🙂

Carles

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Simon
Shkhara

This is already achievable, please check this link to see if this solution suits your purpose.
https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000173384-Edit-Map-Visibility

 

eric
Elbrus

Ditto what Simon said. From that page:

Adjusting Individual Activities

On either the Strava mobile app or website, open the activity you wish to adjust and select the ellipses icon (from the upper right-hand corner on the app and left-hand side on the website).

  • Select Edit Map Visibility.
  • Use the sliders to specify the portion you would like to hide
Status changed to: Existing
Soren
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Correct, this is already an existing feature. Thanks for pointing that out @Simon and @eric 

cmmata
Shkhara

Hi!

Thank you all for the responses. I was not aware of that option, and indeed can help me with the privacy. But as I understand, I need to do this in every activity I upload to Strava right?

The original question was more about a general option, like the one you have in preferences / privacy / map visibility. From there, I can hide automatically the start and end of all activities (past and future I guess) that start or end at a specific address. That's where I would like to add gps coordinates or select from a map. That way I could select some distance near my home, and simply forget about it and not opening every activity as soon as Strava gets it. Like I have been doing for some years while I was living in a house with an address.

But anyway, I can try that option while I don't have any other way to do it. Thanks again for your suggestions!

Sunny415
Strava
Strava

Hi @cmmata, thanks for your question. Map Visibility settings offer multiple options that can be used in conjunction with one another to get you the experience you’re looking for, including hiding locations via GPS coordinates. Reviewing the full thread here, though, I want to point out that for some athletes, hiding start and end points anywhere by default, then unhiding those portions for certain activities, may be easier than manually hiding maps individually after upload.

With that said, we do our best to find locations using postal codes and GPS coordinates, though, our resources are as complete as the databases from which we pull this data. Here are our tips to hide activity maps by location:

  • If you’re having trouble using an address or postal code to hide your terminal points by location in the Strava app, you may find success trying it out on Strava.com. The opposite is true too: if you’re unsuccessful on Strava.com, try through the Strava app. 
  • Similarly, try hiding your terminal points by location using GPS coordinates. You will want to pull your coordinates from the appropriate source. If you are trying to set this up via the Strava Android app, pull the appropriate coordinates from Google Maps. If you are in the Strava iOS app, pull coordinates from Apple Maps. And if you are on Strava.com, you can use Mapbox to find the appropriate coordinates. Coordinates in decimal format should be available through each source, which you can enter into your Map Visibility settings. 

In a small number of cases, we are unable to pull up the correct location using postal codes or GPS coordinates. We recommend that athletes who encounter this situation use other map visibility settings, such as hiding terminal points anywhere or hiding maps completely, and encourage them to experiment with how they want to use default settings and individual activity settings in conjunction with one another. Our support team can answer questions specific to your settings configurations as well.