What is a waypoint?

Finally getting back to working on presentation of these tracks. Here's one I recorded on the way back from Tollwerk after the successful IndieWebCamp. This time, I recorded a waypoint in order to see whether it would be displayed without my doing anything extra.

And the answer is that it does display the waypoint as a marker. It ought to be clickable -- certainly the cursor changes -- but there is no information to tell that click where to go. I need to take a look at the data and see what is available there and how I might be able to make use of it.

Later ... Seems like creating a waypoint adds an entirely new object to the end of the datafile. It looks like this:

  "type": "Feature",
  "geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [
  "properties": {
    "dateCreated": "2018-10-21T16:02:02Z",
    "title": "Georg-Buchner-Straße 48, Nuremberg",
    "type": "waypoint",
    "waypointType": "Pin, Green"

And that's interesting because in addition to the coordinates, it also includes a reverse lookup of an address, which is useful and could be handy. Then again, it also suggests the pin ought to be green, which it clearly isn't.

Still, a little more digging into the presentation format ought to be enough to let me do more. And that might be a step on the way to adding images and other information.

Here are the details

What: Late afternoon stroll

When: 21 Oct 2018

Summary Statistics

  • AltitudeAverage : 321.61
  • SpeedAvg : 1.35
  • PaceAverage : 0.74
  • Distance : 1,213.58
  • Duration : 900.34
  • DurationWhileMoving : 828.34
  • SpeedAvgWhileMoving : 1.46
  • StepCountCumulated : 1,477.00
  • StepCountPerMinuteAverage : 98.80
  • Ascent : 3.01
  • Descent : 24.94

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