For any confused, that’s Burning Man/Blackrock City. The hard lines around the edge are, I’m assuming, the Blackrock Rangers on patrol duty.
Hmm. Fire up Android Studio, set up a virtual device, load the app, feed it fake GPS coordinates of places you definitely shouldn’t be jogging.
Wait for someone to notice. Enjoy the fun.
The Department of Defense, and burning man. The two biggest pentagons in America.
like doing Mach 6 circles above Moscow?
As Strava is sort of designed as a fitness app, one would think Strava would filter out speed (and acceleration) that exceeds the capability of human runners, cyclists,etc.
But suprisingly, it would be common for the app to show me at 65+mph in San Francisco’s Stockton tunnel, despite my ~25mph speed at entry and exit. And often I’d see the new “KOM” of my bicycle segments averaging 45mph on pancake flat ground.
Eventually it would be corrected, but you’d think Strava would edit this crowning achievement of their fitness tracking app by filtering out people clearly in airplanes and automobiles.
Makes me want to go create some inappropriate segments in the middle of large population centers… muahahahaha
bbs - where readers njnja the editors.
And the editors rarely give the readers credit.
The Pentagon was build as a, well, pentagon because for quite a lot of applications it’s a “good enough” approximation of a circle. Especially for buildings, roads, pipelines, etc.
It’s like there’s some sort of residual trail of where someone has been before…
as someone who’s had to deal with curved glass windows in a SF Edwardian, I’d say it was a good choice.
Well, the regulars know what they have in each other. Cheers!
Hmm. There could be a story in this. Interdimensional/temporal something something…
As an side note: is that building in the bottom left of the main image supposed to look like a giant gun?
500 words on my desk by Wednesday. Show your references.
Or the grounds of Mar-a-Lago, at 3am, on nights when Trump is resident.
Hmm. Virtual flash crowd protests in geo-apps…
These heat maps are interesting too in that they clearly show off which neighborhoods can generally afford fitness trackers and which ones can’t.
ETA: Also interesting: not seeing much light-up at golf courses… are the golfers too old or do they know something everyone else doesn’t?!
They got tired of having to turn off the trackers every time they had to retrieve a ball from the rough?
It is for containing Yog-Sothoth, as any fule kno.
Wait till ya see Tinder’s “anonymized” maps!