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Strava releases updated Global Heatmap

Published November 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has released an updated Global Heatmap, first released in 2015. The interactive data visualization is based on more than 1 billion recorded activities from Strava athletes across the globe. The map has six times more data than the 2015 version, and incorporates a wide variety of year-round land and water activities. The map was created in conjunction with Strava Metro, the company's division that offers activity data to municipal planners and others.

"A global community can seem very abstract until you see its activities visually represented in your immediate location and across the world," said Strava's CEO, James Quarles. "It's not just runners and cyclists, either – skiers, hikers, kiteboarders and even mountaineers on Everest are all counted in the more than 1 billion uploads of the Strava community."

The heatmap features data from 31 different activity types. Strava Premium athletes can also access personal heatmaps to visualize their activities over time. 

The heatmap can be viewed at

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