Strava’s NYC Central Park Activity Heat Map
February 1, 2018
See the most popular running and biking routes in Central Park, New York City and around the globe.
Strava makers of the popular activity tracking fitness app, have published a global “Heat Map” which shows the most popular Running and Biking routes around the world, and as expected, Central Park has some of New York’s most popular!
Beyond simply including more data, a total rewrite of the heatmap code permitted major improvements in rendering quality. Highlights include twice the resolution, rasterizing activity data as paths instead of as points, and an improved normalization technique that ensures a richer and more beautiful visualization.