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Run Explorer

Run Explorer is a Processing sketch that plots the individual runs of one thousand New York City runners using data collected by the built-in global positioning system (GPS) of the Nike+. Each run is visualized on an interactive map. (Fig. 1)

Users click on points along each run to see the corresponding browser-based Google Map Street View. (Fig. 2) By correlating location (vis-à-vis latitudinal and longitudinal map coordinates) and place (vis-à-vis street views), Run Explorer allows runners to discover new running routes and explore the City in unexpected ways.

Download Run Explorer (PDE).