Create artistic visualisations with your Strava exercise data
A plot of activities as small multiples. The concept behind this plot was originally inspired by Sisu.
How to use
Bulk export from Strava
The process for downloading data is described on the Strava website here: [https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918437-Exporting-your-Data-and-Bulk-Export#Bulk], but in essence, do the following:
- Log in to Strava
- Select "Settings" from the main drop-down menu at top right of the screen
- Select "My Account" from the navigation menu to the left of the screen.
- Under the "Download or Delete Your Account" heading, click the "Get Started" button.
- Under the "Download Request", heading, click the "Request Your Archive" button. Don't click anything else on that page, i.e. particularly not the "Request Account Deletion" button.
- Wait for an email to be sent
- Click the link in email to download zipped folder containing activities
- Unzip files
Install the packages
install.packages(c("devtools", "mapproj", "tidyverse")) devtools::install_github("marcusvolz/strava")
Load the libraries
Process the data
data <- process_data(<gpx file path>)
Plot activities as small multiples
p1 <- plot_facets(data) ggsave("plots/facets001.png", p1, width = 20, height = 20, units = "cm")
Plot activity map
p2 <- plot_map(data, lon_min = 144.9, lon_max = 145.73, lat_min = -38.1, lat_max = -37.475) ggsave("plots/map001.png", p2, width = 20, height = 15, units = "cm", dpi = 600)
Plot elevation profiles
p3 <- plot_elevations(data) ggsave("plots/elevations001.png", p3, width = 20, height = 20, units = "cm")
See the following gist: https://gist.github.com/marcusvolz/84d69befef8b912a3781478836db9a75
See the following gist: https://gist.github.com/marcusvolz/854f3bab1f63aa8a938b5026820682fa
Code to come.