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GPSLog Labs Blog

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Updates for October 4th

Plenty of things on GPSLog Labs have been slowly improving and it's about time that I mentioned a few of them:

  • The device format detection process has been made much more robust and accurate and now has a new layout: Once the file(s) has been analysed, a summary of the results is displayed:

    Maps and graphs can be displayed if this isn't enough:

    Once a working format has been found, you can continue using the site:

  • Once a log is processed, there are now some illustrations on the forms to indicate the purpose of the actions:

    Merge two adjacent log segments by removing the "cut" between them


    Remove a stop at a place and merge the adjacent segments into a single segment

  • The /uploads/ pages have had their urls redesigned to make the "next log file", "previous log file" and "mark as done" links work much more reliably on the different tabs. This means you can stay on the "unedited uploads only" view as you edit and tag your uploads.
  • You can now see a list of your shared activity using the mobile version of the site, also, map thumbnails have been added to the mobile view pages and there is a more obvious "view activity on map" button.
  • Goals now support planning of your future activity. You can create tasks to plan out your training program and export these in iCalendar format so you can keep track of what your plans are from MS Exchange, Google Calendar, iCal or your phone.
  • In addition to tasks, I've also added in a couple of training program templates that you can use to get started training for a marathon, half-marathon or a long distance cycling event such as the Around the Bay in a Day.

As always, I'd love to know what you think and hope you enjoy the site.

Filed under  //  changelog   devices   goals   icalendar   log formats   merge   mobile   tasks   uploading  

Updates for May 29th

  • The shared log detail page now has a mobile (iPhone) optimized version:
  • A list of stops is displayed when manually creating log segments. You can click on the stop times to start stop the segment at that point. The interface is a little rough, any suggestions on how to make it easier to use are welcome.
  • Merging log segments is a little smarter, and it is now easy to remove a little "junk" other segment from the start or end of a log.
  • You can now add an icon to distinguish your devices:
Filed under  //  changelog   devices   iphone   merge   mobile version   sharing  

Simple log confirmation step

The GPSLog Labs inbox now has a "simple" confirmation mode for uploaded logs that appear to have been chopped "perfectly". e.g. for commutes between two places with no unrecognised or extra segments.

This means the inbox is less cluttered and there is less to think about to confirm those logs.

If you want to make a change, you can get back to the original view by clicking the "use the normal full confirmation mode" link:

Filed under  //  changelog   inbox   merge  

Upload confirmation changes

The confirm stage of the upload process has been simplified. Now when uploading a log, you no longer have the option to "remove segments", just to merge segments. This is because anything you could do with remove can be done with merge and there's one less scenario to worry about now.

  1. Clicking the checkbox in the Merge segments column will merge the two segments into a single segment
  2. The row will go red to indicate the cut will be removed
  3. The change will be applied when you click the Save Log File button.

More details can be found on the Inbox help page.

Filed under  //  changelog   inbox   merge   uploading  

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