Friday, June 20, 2014

Jogging Around the World

In New York joggers love to run in Central Park and along the southern tip of Manhattan. In Chicago the lake shore is very popular and in San Francisco the Golden Gate Park and The Embarcardero seem to be the most popular places for joggers.

The Strava Global Heatmap is a really informative Google Map of where joggers like to run and where cyclists love to ride. The map allows you to view the most popular running and cycling routes by Strava users across the world.

If you don't believe the Strava data you can cross now cross check it with Runkeeper data. Mapbox has released a worldwide map of 1.5 million walks, runs, and bike rides undertaken by Runkeeper users.

The 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides map overlays Runkeeper routes on top of Mapbox's terrain layer. The map includes some quick links to jump to the map of a few major cities around the world but you can pan and zoom the map to view the popular running routes at any location in the world.

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