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Brad7280
Mt. Kenya
Status: Gathering Kudos

I have been using Strava to record section hikes I have been doing on the North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail. The heatmap in particular has been useful to me in seeing what I have done so far and what sections still remain. 

I have run into the problem, however, that the heatmap amplifies the disconnect between barely disconnected trail sections I have done when I zoom out on the map. For instance, if one day I hiked to a parking lot on the trail and recorded that as one activity, and then the next day hiked from that parking lot to somewhere further down the trail and recorded that as a second activity, if there is not complete overlap in exactly where I started and stopped in the parking lot then the heatmap makes it appear as if there are many miles separating the two activities (at least in a zoomed out view). See photos below for what I mean. Would it be possible to fix this? The most intuitive way for this map to visualize what I have done would do the opposite, I would think: upon zooming out small disconnects would be smoothed away into a continuous line. Any chance the heatmap could be changed in this way? I imagine that other people who use Strava to keep track of long-term section hikes would also appreciate this. Even just psychologically it would be nice to see a long continuous line all across NC now that I’ve done 700+ miles on the trail! All the little disconnects are bad for morale!

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3 Comments
Jane
Strava
Strava

Hi Brad7280,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have moved your idea regarding Heatmaps to our Ideas board, so that others can also vote on your idea.  I've edited the title of the post slightly so it's clear the change you are requesting is related to Heatmaps. 

Feel free to comment on your post to add any details, screenshots, or tags. We kindly ask that you review our Ideas guidelines, particularly the “What makes a good idea” section, to ensure that your ideas are clear, concise, and can reach as many others as possible.

Thank you for your contribution, we value your input.

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Jane
Strava
Strava
 
Brad7280
Mt. Kenya

Ok sure thing. Yes, please let me know if other folks think this would be a good idea.