A few days after posting my flight trace last week, I got email from Clark Weber at MotionBased. He wanted to know if I'd ever tried their service. All I needed to do was extract the GPS trace in a format they grok, and it would produce a nice display of my flight path.
We discussed it a bit and I ended up just sending him the IGC file from my flight. He was able to convert it into something useful using G7ToWin (a good tool for getting data into and out of Garmin GPS units).
The result is this page.
While their service clearly wasn't built for handling traces from glider pilots, I suspect that by putting a bit more work into it they'd come up with something that'd nicely complement the OLC traces, like the one I posted last week.
If, on the other hand, you routinely bike, hike, or jog with a GPS, give MotionBased a try.
I suspect I'll be playing with MotionBased more in the future. There's a lot of the service I haven't had a chance to explore.
Posted by jzawodn at May 02, 2005 12:24 PM