Yet another GPS application
Because I have a marine Garmin Montana 600 and Liz has a bike Garmin Edge 500, thoughts turned to what to do with the data. The result is this GPS Blog application. There's lots of other GPS track display applications out there but this one displays the data just the way I like it!
Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to sail to the Channel Islands and France again but the highlight of the trip was visiting the rather wonderful Isles Chausey - with photos from there shown in the photo carousel above..
What does the GPS Blog do?
This application has an whole bunch of GPS tracks plotted on Google Maps. Many are are from sailing, canoeing, biking and dog walking activities on or near the Exe Estuary in Devon. However, some are from a little farther afield.
You can scroll through the "GPS tracks carousel" at the top of the page and click on any map. This will take you through to an interactive Google Map where you
zoom in/out, replay the track, see speeds and directions and view any photographs taken during the activity.
For sailing and canoeing activities Navionics marine chart overlays are displayed by default. For walking and cycling activities, elevation data is graphically displayed along with a speed graph.
To just look at the photos, try the Photos page.
To see groups of activities with some sort of theme, try the "featured tracks" menu item. So, for example, to see some sailing tracks around the Channel Islands earlier this year, try channel islands and france 2018 page.
For some information about how and why this web site was created, the FAQ page is probably your best starting point.
And if you just want to say "hello", there is the Contact page.
Accessing the GPS Blog
Most of the data on The GPS Blog is publicly visible. However, a few GPS tracks and some photos are tagged as "private". If you know Liz or Aidan, why not click the button below to get in contact and be added to the list with full access.