Doarama – 3D visualization of your activities
Doarama is a great web app where you can upload your GPX file of your activity and you will get a beautifil visualization of your achievement. It is most impressive in hilly terrain when you can see how you climb to the top of mountains. It can also visualise air activities as paragliding.
When I look at my maps of run and cycling I miss something. I miss axis z – elevation. When I run just around my home, I don’t care about it very much. But when I declare war against big mountains and endless hills, I want to have it all in 3D. Where I can see mountain saddles and passes.
I saw a lot of visualization by app Relive recently. It creates a video of your activity that you can share your friends or you can watch it just by your self. Unfortunately, If you don’t want to pay monthly fees for the professional version it has some restrictions.
You cannot add past activity or upload a GPX file. That is the worst. It only downloads activities from other fitness apps. And there is another restriction for ultramaniacs – maximum 10h on one activity.
Interactive 3D map Daorama
When I was looking for some alternative I found web app Daorama. You can easily sign up, upload your GPX file and it will generate you a visualisation. The whole “video” is interactive. You can increase and decrease speed as you will. You can show information about speed, distance, ascendent, time and heart rate. Basically, all value that you can find in fitness apps.
You can even turn on alternating day and night. Sun will sunrise and sunset.
What I don’t like is that when I change direction or angle of view, it return to the default state. Also, loading of maps might be slow and it would be cool to preload them. Or generate simple video.
How it looks like you can check on the extreme example of race 1000 Miles Adventure:
It was very interesting for me because in 3D maps some hills look awesome. It is very long and it includes all of my 14 sleep places.
You can check other tracks. Like this Slovakia one hundred that you can find on Daorama.
As I wrote in a recent article, Endomondo stopped moving forward. I didn’t see any new features, any progress. And that is the reason why I search for an alternative. The first step is to explore other choices, compare their advantages, disadvantages and price. The first app I tested was Runkeeper.
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Does have Endomondo bright future?
On March 2012 I used Endomondo for the first time. It is now 6 years. I bought a premium app and then even a premium membership and keep it for several years. Since Endomondo was bought by Under Armour I have the feeling that platform is not evolving anymore. I cancelled my membership and thinking about searching different app.
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