Create a visually appealing poster from your GPX tracks - heavily inspired by https://www.madewithsisu.com/
First of all, you need directory with a bunch of GPX files (e.g. you can export all your tracks from Garmin Connect with the excellent tool garmin-connect-export).
You will need a little experience running things from the command line to use this script. That said, here are the usage details from the
usage: create_poster.py [-h] [--gpx-dir DIR] [--output FILE] [--language LANGUAGE] [--year YEAR] [--title TITLE] [--athlete NAME] [--special FILE] [--type TYPE] [--background-color COLOR] [--track-color COLOR] [--track-color2 COLOR] [--text-color COLOR] [--special-color COLOR] [--special-color2 COLOR] [--units UNITS] [--clear-cache] [--verbose] [--logfile FILE] [--heatmap-center LAT,LNG] [--heatmap-radius RADIUS_KM] [--circular-rings] [--circular-ring-color COLOR] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --gpx-dir DIR Directory containing GPX files (default: current directory). --output FILE Name of generated SVG image file (default: "poster.svg"). --language LANGUAGE Language (default: english). --year YEAR Filter tracks by year; "NUM", "NUM-NUM", "all" (default: all years) --title TITLE Title to display (default: "My Tracks"). --athlete NAME Athlete name to display (default: "John Doe"). --special FILE Mark track file from the GPX directory as special; use multiple times to mark multiple tracks. --type TYPE Type of poster to create (default: "grid", available: "grid", "calendar", "heatmap", "circular"). --background-color COLOR Background color of poster (default: "#222222"). --track-color COLOR Color of tracks (default: "#4DD2FF"). --track-color2 COLOR Secondary color of tracks (default: none). --text-color COLOR Color of text (default: "#FFFFFF"). --special-color COLOR Special track color (default: "#FFFF00"). --special-color2 COLOR Secondary color of special tracks (default: none). --units UNITS Distance units; "metric", "imperial" (default: "metric"). --clear-cache Clear the track cache. --verbose Verbose logging. --logfile FILE Heatmap Type Options: --heatmap-center LAT,LNG Center of the heatmap (default: automatic). --heatmap-radius RADIUS_KM Scale the heatmap such that at least a circle with radius=RADIUS_KM is visible (default: automatic). Circular Type Options: --circular-rings Draw distance rings. --circular-ring-color COLOR Color of distance rings.
create_poster.py --type grid --gpx-dir "my-tracks" --language "de" --year 2015 --title "Running" \ --athlete "Florian Pigorsch" --special race1.gpx --special race2.gpx --special race3.gpx
creates a nice poster (
poster.svg) of the GPX tracks in the directory
my-tracks (see above).
Selection of Tracks
create_poster.py tries to load all GPX files in the specified directory (option
To speed up subsequent executions of the script, successfully loaded GPX tracks are cached in an intermediate format that allows for fast loading; use the option
--clear-cache to delete these files.
Tracks without time stamps and tracks recorded in the wrong year (option
--year) are discarded.
Tracks shorter than 1km are discarded, too
If multiple tracks have been recorded within one hour, they are merged to a single track.
--type command line parameter, you can specify which type of poster to create:
Grid Poster (
The Grid Poster layouts all tracks in a grid, starting with the earliest track in the upper left corner of the poster, continuing with the second earliest track to the left, and so on. Special tracks are drawn with the selected special color.
Calendar Poster (
The Calendar Poster draws one square for each day, each row of squares corresponds to specific month. If a track was recorded of a day the corresponding square is colored with the track color or with the special color if the track is marked as special. A day's total track length in kilometers is printed below each square.
Circular Poster (
The Circular Poster the year in a circle; each day corresponds to a circle segment. The length of each segment corresponds to the total track distance of that day.
Heatmap Poster (
The Heatmap Poster displays all tracks within one "map". The more often a location has been "visited" on a track, the more colorful the corresponding location is on the map. Special tracks are drawn with the special color.
- Clone the repository:
git clone https://github.com/flopp/GpxTrackPoster.git
- Create virtualenv:
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 venv
- Activate virtualenv:
- Install requirements:
pip install -r requirements.txt
- Deactivate virtualenv:
If you have found a bug or have a feature request, please create a new issue. I'm always happy improve the implementation!
Or even better: clone the repo, fix the bug/implement the feature yourself, and file a pull request. Contributions are always welcome!
The translation is based on GNUs 'gettext'. For the translation of the month names to work, the language must be installed.
locale -a to check if the language is installed.
locale-gen ru_RU.UTF-8 to install another language and update the locale
Add new translation
msginit --input=gpxposter.pot --locale=de_DE --output=locale/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/gpxposter.po
Update a translation
Create compiled translation file
msgfmt gpxposter.po -o gpxposter.mo
MIT © 2016-2018 Florian Pigorsch