Powerful Live Tracking at München Marathon

Scalable Live Tracking at München Marathon

GMM München Marathon is one of Germany’s top five marathon events. This year Racemap provides the software and the server solution for Predictive Live Tracking for over 18,000 participants. Thus the race organizer offered an effortless Live Tracking for all athletes without additional devices like GPS trackers. The data to calculate the prediction comes from the timing system. Thanks to the abavent team who did a great job on the race site.

Great service for 30,000 live viewers which kept track to the race through their smartphone. Just watch the replay of the event above.

Release New Tracking App

Way more than just some bug fixes … Our latest release of Racemap Tracking App for Android & iOS, free download in Google Play & in the App Store. Racemap is one easy App for spectators and participants. Let your audience feel the race.

Racemap Tracking App now provides Group Maps eg. for your multi-stage races
adidas INFINITE trails in Racemap App
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Crazy for Cross Country Skiing

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We develop Racemap for Sports Events. Why? We are crazy for Sports! 

Giving you an example: Our CEO Konrad is going to do three worldloppet races this season. Starting with König Ludwig Lauf & Jizerská 50 … trying to attain a qualification for a good start wave at Vasaloppet, which will be the highlight of Konrad’s Cross Country Skiing Season.

Our CEO Konrad training for Vasaloppet, or is this a break?

Of course, Konrad will use our GPS Trackers to enable a real-time comparison with his club mates. You can just join Live-Tracking @ those three Ski-Races with your GPS Tracker or with Racemap Tracking App. 

Have a nice winter!

New Search Field in Racemap Tracking-Map

You want easy Live-Tracking your spectators will love?

Our new and intuitive search field works perfectly at competitions with many participants and helps spectators keeping the overview over the event. Our search field is displayed on computers and on mobile devices also. The list of participants is displayed only when using the search field and shows statistics like speed, distance from start, current height and distance to go off every athlete of the event. Additional the new search field provides various setting options.

mapbox & fresh Marker Design

Racemap now uses mapbox which enables new map features, Our new marker design targets the location even better

Two major improvements available for our Tracking Map, now:

  1. Our interactive sports visualization now uses mapbox. That enables nice features like changing direction, orientation and layout (as Terrain, Sattelite and Hybrid) of the map (using the right mouse).
  2. New flag design targets precisely the location of the athletes. New hover feature displays the flag with the specific race number. Flags are semitransparent to catch what is covered by the flag.

The visualization concept of Racemap GPS Tracking is clear and easy to understand. Through our Tracking Map any spectator is able to watch the competition on a desktop or on a mobile device.

New SOS-Feature in Tracker Management

More Safety at Sports-Events: Press SOS on your Racemap-Tracker and activate an alert in Tracker-Management!

SOS-Feature integrated into Racemap Tracker Management

Safety is a selling point! For race organizers, it is getting more and more important to make participants and their families feel safe during a sports event. That way everybody really enjoys the adventure and will come back to next years event.

New SOS-Feature! The most interesting competitions are in remote nature. For those events, Racemap provides the SOS-Feature in combination with Racemap-GPS-Trackers. Pressing the SOS-Button, the athlete activates an alert in the Tracker Management:

  • SOS-Tracker show as first in tracker list
  • Alert pops up and needs to be confirmed, so you can’t miss the important information when monitoring an event in a race office
  • Location of specific tracker is displayed directly in the small map in tracker management

Racemap Tracker Management:

  • Work fast, efficient and accurate with many GPS-Trackers.
  • Combines features to easily manage many GPS-Trackers at once.

Open Elevation Service

Background: We are working on a predictive Transponder-Tracking in tight collaboration with race|result. The prediction model is using recorded data from the timekeeping system as decoders and from TrackBoxes to forecast the athlete’s location real-time.

Everybody being involved in sports knows that the elevation is from key importance for a good speed prediction. It does strongly influence the speed of the athletes whether they ride their bikes uphill or downhill. Through our project for the Chip-Tracking we noticed, that Google Elevation API is too inaccurate for our use case. And as there is no other open elevation service providing accurate heights, we just developed and hosted such a service ourselves. You can use this service for your own projects under MIT license. You either host this service yourself or just use our API.

Do you have any question or suggestion regarding our elevation service? We are really looking forward to your feedback.

Dynamic Visualization of big Events

Racemap offers a flexible tracking solution for all kind of sports events. The last update of Racemap Tracking Map enables a dynamic scale from S to XXL – From 150 devices applied in your Tracking Map, our viszalization shows dots instead of flags. That keeps your Live-Tracking clearer for your spectators even at big events.