my running adventures – barefoot or otherwise
Welcome back to the latest blog post from your blog award-nominated barefoottc!
In this post, I wanted to showcase my dubious talents in spatial awareness, and the talent (in terms of accuracy) of the GPS unit on my Samsung smartphone.
You may or may not be au fait with GPS art, so let me explain what it is, and how it works.
The GPS device tracks your route and tends to show your route on a map helpfully in a clear colour, such as red, on a map, when you upload it to a website, such as Strava. So, what some people have done is to harness this ‘writing’ ability of a GPS device to create some wacky, weird and wonderful images. I had a go at doing some GPS ‘handwriting practice’ myself last week on impulse really. I was pleasantly surprised with the results!
You can see more details of this particular Strava activity by following this link: http://www.strava.com/activities/109566103
I have to say that I really enjoyed making it, and it is a testament to my beautiful wife, Mary. She found it very amusing when I showed it to her!
There’s a whole host of #stravaGPSart here: http://blog.strava.com/stravart-5068/
Mike Wells, he of #RunStreak fame and the subject of an interview on this very blog, also recently created his own bit of GPS art, which you can check out here: http://www.strava.com/activities/109949625 (you might need to zoom in quite a bit though!)
Have you ever partaken of GPS art on your running or cycling travels?
If so, what did you create? Did you plan it first, or just try it out? Will you try some GPS art of your own now?