Friday, July 02, 2010

Tour de France Google Maps Challenge

My Tracks Tour

The Tour de France starts tomorrow and if you are up for the challenge you can build your own Google Maps Mashup showing the real-time location of all 9 riders in the HTC/Columbia Professional Cycling team.

HTC/Columbia Professional Cycling team, HTC and SRM, have collaborated with Google to make available an API that will enable developers to build web applications that can display the location of all 9 riders on a Google Map along with their telemetry (power, heart rate, cadence, speed).

HTC has supplied the team with phones that read ANT+ wireless sensors. The phones running the Android App called My Tracks will read this data and transmit it to Google's Servers. Google's servers will then push out the data via a publicly available read only API.

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