If you enjoy working with GPS tracks from various events, Trackprofiler.com might be of great value to you. I ran the Peachtree Road Race 10K last week, and putting my track into Trackprofiler was quite helpful.
I recorded the track on my MotoACTV watch, which showed a total distance of 5.85 miles. A 10K is 6.2, and if any 10K race would be precisely accurate I’d expect the Peachtree certainly would be due to it’s size, popularity and history.
Interestingly enough, when I imported that track into Trackprofiler, it showed the total distance as 10.1km — almost perfect! This made me more curious about why MotoACTV was showing such an odd number, but pleased that the raw data was apparently fairly solid.
Part of the reason is likely because of the work that Trackprofiler can do to clean up your data. Along with simply importing it properly and showing the correct distance, it offers a number of handy tools:
- Join multiple tracks into one
- Split and remove parts of GPS tracks
- Edit tracks point by point
- Create tracks from scratch and save them as GPS routes
- Add elevation data if your GPS track is missing it
- Add/edit waypoints to your track
- Detect and remove GPS measurement errors
- Detect and remove elevation errors
- Add and geocode images taken while recording your track
- Move entire track
- Convert tracks from KML, OziExplorer, Garmin, and other formats.
- Organize your collection of GPS tracks