Ooh, hello! I’m another (occasional) Glasgow runner in Citystrides. Have you noticed how many roads with nodes are actually dual carriageways and not accessible to runners? At some point I plan to get more active in the Open Streetmap community and start to add my own edits (with the purpose of improving the data that underlies the Citystrides functionality…
On a different point, I was wondering if people had any thoughts on the following idea as a way to ‘fix’ run traces with really poor gps/satellite navigation issues.
One of the big problems I encounter in very built up areas (parts of London like Canary Wharf and The City, or in Glasgow around the city centre and in some of ther narrower lanes) is that the ‘gps trace’ as recorded by my Strava app (phone or watch version) is really inaccurate. I know which streets I followed, by my map trace can sometimes be acompletely different. Some nodes are nigh on impossible to catch.
So, in the Strava ‘route planning’ feature, I can replicate the route I actually ran, save that as a .gpx file, download it to my computer and then re-upload to Strava… for the purpose of importing into Citystrides and replacing the wonky recording.
Pros: more accurately reflects the run. Easier to see which streets/nodes remain in built up areas.
Cons: A lot of work. Feels a bit ‘fake’ (even if the intention is to improve accuracy). Might get accused of faking things by others.
Any other thoughts on this idea?