Every 2 mins for the last two months I've logged the live location of the torch relay runner for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
This project contains the complete log files.
The torch ran from Saturday, 19th May 2012 to Friday, 27th July 2012 (70 days).
The last active co-ordinate is located in the middle of Tower Bridge, scene of the David Beckham opening ceremony set piece, so sadly the GPS data doesn't lead right up to the stadium and Heatherwick's cauldren.
- gps.txt - all latitude and longitude points whilst the torch was moving.
- gps-clean.txt - as above but with a bit of bad data removed (from the assets/outliers file)
- gps-complete.txt - complete timestamp, latitude, longitude, and torch status
- ./bearers - list of the torch bearers per day
- ./by-date - gps data by date
- Co-ordinates are from the GPS device inside the torch relay vehicle.
- The data is accurate in so far as much as the BBC's torch relay tracking feed was correct.
- The first 30 minutes of data is missing because I only realised that nobody might be recording this information for posterity on the morning that torch was lit.
- A raw dump of the feed is available from matt.chadburn.co.uk/projects/torchrelay/gps.tar.gz
The data isn't perfect.
For example, the data shows quite a few duplicate entries, Eg.
sort gps.txt | uniq -c | sort
The main outliers seem to be the following, which you might want to remove before using this data.
54.642830595671, -3.5335360166058 52.60276677965, -2.557581837071 52.054212538206, -1.7763742603503 53.897208954164, -1.5276432105434 54.232146462689, -4.4053278890666 54.177582, -6.337282 53.289861020818, -3.7143573448173 51.771603752612, -3.1046361544431 54.651566, -6.219893 57.543609, -4.048376 53.34029583263, -6.258211044218 53.334973, -2.856445 54.083613, -4.637132 58.213792, -6.330614 58.957976, -2.905025 51.49227142334, -0.082998275756836 54.086105, -4.632797 59.878601, -1.295786 58.982800406393, -2.974800047885 51.080360708057, -1.9193594565 50.943850512605, -2.6294230476567 51.608028411865, -0.067720413208008 50.624913452655, -2.4460959579877
Here's the 24th July data passed through http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/