Ben Lowe - aka VeloViewer

VeloViewer (formally StravaViewer) is the result of many, many late nights of Ben Lowe (right) fitting around the day job, hectic family life and the occasional bike ride.  It started life as a Windows Phone application to allow me to view my Strava data on my not quite so popular model of phone and to try and plug some of the holes in Strava’s own website. This soon turned into a website where I now get to explore the possibilities in data visualisation in modern browsers and hopefully give people new ways to view their past endeavours and provide extra motivation for future rides/runs. Apart from using the Strava API this site is not linked to Strava at all and is all built by my own fair hands in Sheffield, UK.

The hosting costs for running of the site are just about covered by your very kind donations – donate link in top right of each page, in case you’ve not noticed it :-)

The site is currently made up of ten main pages for an athlete: Summary, Activity List, Activity Details, Segment List, Segment Details, Activity Wheel, Rivals, Challenges, Signature Image and Update along with Ride Details and Segment Details pages. Also there is the Map Flipper, 3D Routes and Road Orientation Distribution tools.

Summary

An at-a-glance view of everything you’ve ever done with a GPS!  Top cycling, running, skiing… stats, awards along with easy year on year comparison along with your VeloViewer Score. Filter your summaries to your heart’s content to see things like your MTB elevation gain over the years:

VeloViewer Summary Page

Activity List

A fully sortable and filterable list of all your activities with a list, map and chart view available.

Activity List

Activity Details

Loads going on on this page. Large map (with Ordnance Survey option for you UK users out there), 3D view, segments list, many ways to view all your GPS data along with the ability to create your best splits on any of your data streams.

Activity Details

Segment List

Similar to the Activity List, a fully sortable and filterable list of all your Strava segments with a list, map and chart view available. All the stats you would ever want and probably more!

Segment List

 

Segment Details

Pretty self explanatory. Doesn’t it make you want to head to The Alpe?

Segment Details

Activity Wheel

A great way to view your activities. Read much more about this one on the blog.

Activity Wheel

Rivals

Find your closest Strava rivals and compare your segment achievements with your friend’s.

Challenges

See how you did on the Strava Challenges along with your current progress.

Signature Image

A dynamic image showing the stats of your choice for your forum signatures.

Update

The place to go to get your data into VeloViewer and keep your placings up-to-date.

Map Flipper

Tool to flip Google maps on any site (including Strava) to Open Street Map or Ordnance Survey.

3D Routes

3D Strava/Garmin Connect/Ride With GPS Courses, Activities, Routes and Segments

Road Orientation Distribution

Data visualisation to show the distribution of road orientation for anywhere in the world.

San Francisco Road Orientation
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20 Responses to “About”

  1. B Kenah

    Very sexy! Far better data access/viewing than Strava. I donated! Hope you keep going. I would even subscribe!

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  2. JW

    Oh my gracious! This makes the actual Strava site look like amateur garbage!!!!!! Well done!!!!!

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  3. ss

    you have done a great service. nice job. I hope Strava takes what you have done and starts to incorporate it into their own site.

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    • Ben

      It’s already there as I’m building V3 of VeloViewer using it. RaceShape also used it for the rider specific heat map. The more pressing question when will the v1& v2 of the Api be turned off!

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  4. Badger

    Hi Ben, I noticed that “seg score” has appeared in the segment list, but I can’t find any info on what it is?

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    • Ben

      Hi Badger. It’s been there for ages but I’ve never mentioned it as it is a bit of an arbitrary calculation. It has a go at rating how difficult a segment is so you can compare them. I’m not going to move it across to V3

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  5. Thomas Junk

    Hey, this is Thomas from Germany, absolutely cool what you are doing – kudos! Perfect addition to monitor and steer performance development. Well done + keep going!

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  6. Stewart Lucking

    This is an amazing site. I love what you have done here. Definitely going to donate to the cause. Props.

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  7. Patrick Dupuis

    Wahouh!! I am developper of web site used by cycling teams and clubs in France http://www.velobook.net. for analyzing data from devices (since 2003) When I saw some of your functions I thought that my website is prehistoric !! Sure for my version 3.0 I will be inspired by you. I think I have to donate something to you even I ‘ll not use your site, because you gave me good ideas for new functions.

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  8. Tim

    This stuff is amazing! I’ve pretty much stopped using Strava except for uploads. From a fellow Sheffield cyclist!

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