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Status: Gathering Kudos

I suggest making available the selection of activities for which you want to see the heatmap during planning, or at least the global heatmaps. Currently the visible heatmaps are only those corresponding to the activity you are planning, and, especially with regards to personal heatmaps, it is rather frustrating: if I have been in a place during a walk or a running activity, little changes in my opinion!

Mt. Kenya

For creating new routes I often compare (combine) the global map with my own heat map. I mostly run, but sometimes I scout areas by hiking too.
I would love to be able to control, especially for the personal heat map, certain activity types added together (or not) via some checkmarks for what kind of activity type to show or hide. It would help to create better routes. If I can hike a trail, I can run it too.

Also helpful for lesser-run parts in the world where I am sometimes dependent on the bike heat map to be able to make a running route.

Since the database already exists, it might be an easy add-on hopefully? 🙂
Thank you Strava for the exciting heat maps!

Trail (ultra-)runner & map geek.
Mt. Kenya

This 100%. Not sure why run vs. trail run, etc. is now separated and unable to be combined into a single heat map view. It makes perfect sense that these activities could overlap and route making would benefit significantly from users being able to decide which sports are included as part of their personal heat map; a default personal heat map setting would be icing on the cake. 

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
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I agree with you completely. Previously when creating a route, it showed me my personal heatmap for all foot activities. Now it only shows me where I have a) run b) trail run c) walked etc depending on the type of activity I intend to do with the route. One of the features I love is to increase the size of my heatmap and link one activity to another. It's a huge motivation for me and I feel like this has been taken away now. Please sort it out Strava so we can choose to have all again