Hide Home Location & Map Filter

Was curious if there any thoughts on a feature Strava has, allowing you to mark a home address & “blurring” the start/end of runs from that location.

Also, is there any feedback on allowing users to view the map of just the streets they have ran (colored lines) without any actual street map labels/roads visible?

That Strava setting doesn’t fit well within CityStrides because if a circle around your house/work was taken out of your LifeMap you’d end up clearly seeing exactly where you live/work. It would have the exact opposite effect.

The view of just streets completed … are you describing a view of your LifeMap without any background?
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Now that the map is filling in more, I can see what you mean about the home privacy setting. Will have to check it out more, and see if it makes it super obvious when checking out others.

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The more I run from my home, the blurrier my home gets. I now refer to the area around my house as “The Big Purple Blob.” GPS inaccuracy is your friend.

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The issue is if people look at individual runs, and depending on where your home is, it may not be as anonymous.

I’ve moved again, so I am making sure I always start my runs from the same spot, which is after a brief warm up from the house.

I use a Garmin and Strava.

Both have ways to hide your “home” location:

Understanding Privacy Zones in Garmin Connect

Strava Privacy Zones

I have read these settings do affect CityStrides, as it no longer has good data, near your privacy zone.

But, I always figured this is the area you are going to finish first, or probably already have, with your first big sync, so a privacy setting won’t have much affect on street completion. Going forward, you likely already have your home area done.

I don’t use the settings, but have read they too create a blob, that more or less identifies your home area. This is what @fredrik.coulter is saying.

Not sure about other sync options, but at least for these two, it’s not really needed at CityStrieds (unless I’m missing something). Need to check MapMyRun and RunKeeper for similar settings (for my own curiosity). I’ll edit this post with what I find.

Edit: Well if MapMyRun and RunKeeper have a similar setting, it’s not as obvious.

Just run lots of circles around a block far from home. Then they won’t know which purple blob is your home. Problem solved. j/k

Privacy is certainly an issue for some and I totally get that. I guess if you were concerned you could mark your privacy in settings to just you. Not sure if there is a better solution.

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