Features of visualization

Interactive map showing exciting information, live. Perfectly adapt the tracking map to your sports event and project.

The visualization of races and activities is optimized for mobile usage.

Check the visualization of the 100km-Duathlon around Dresden:

live sample https://racemap.com/player/100KmDuathlon2018_Repeat

past sample (replay) https://racemap.com/player/100KmDuathlon2018

Upscaling to the largest events: The visualization is optimized for mobile devices broadcasting the largest sports events in real-time. Like predictive live tracking at München Marathon with 3,000+ participants in one interactive map https://racemap.com/player/MuenchenMarathon21-marathon

Or feed your own applications with real-time geodata using our APIs for live location data.

pageData APIs for live geodata


Interactive event map with different tracks & contests, start- & finish zone, and refresh points.

Recap of Dresden Marathon, GPS tracking with Racemap App: https://racemap.com/player/DresdenMarathon19

  • Color of tracks and of markers,

  • Points of interest with names, emojis or choose a pictogram,

  • Content in flags (bib respectively name)

  • Multiple contests and stages.

Points of interest (POI): Are displayed and selectable in the map, in the sidebar, and in the elevation chart.

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Short name


✔️ five letters only

✔️ five letters only

Long name



If you configure a POI to show a pictogram, then color and short name are not shown for this POI.

pageGroup and stages

Viewport: set the initial view of your tracking map spectators see when loading the map.

  • Mapbox style e.g. terrain, satellite, hybrid, and dark, or choose custom map tiles

  • Longitude and latitude of the center of the map,

  • Zoom, direction, and pitch.

pageExternal map layer

Live, (net)replay & progress on track

Live and replay in the same tracking map with one URL, comprehensive visualization of activities from many athletes

  • geodata from everywhere (decentralized)

  • geodata from any time

Instant replay during the running event. Skip back to watch early scenes of the race and go back to live stream. Exciting and useful information is easily accessible for the speaker, event staff, and spectators. Replay the recorded race in fast motion during and after the event.

Net replay visualizes contests with differently starting athletes such as wave start or virtual race. Synchronize the recorded activities to replay all athletes together. Net replay simulates that all participants are together at the same time.

Progress on track: Activities from everywhere are pinned to a specific track. That way the markers move on this track, virtually. Spectators understand easily who is heading and participants protect their personal data as their real locations are not visible.

Two maps from the same geodata with decentral locations:

Options pinning the dots to the shadowtrack

There are three options pinning flags to the track. Each option affects how dots are moving in the interactive map. Watch the above scene with differently pinned flags to the track.

  • Magnetic (NEW): Within a 50 m distance from the track the flags are pinned to the track. Geodata with 50+ m distance is shown as raw coordinates. The grey flag moves smoothly through the curve (pinned to the track) and the white flag is shown beside the track (raw data).

  • None: The visualization shows the coordinates as raw data. Disadvantage: Due to +/- 25 m accuracy of GPS devices, the locations don't precisely match the track and the grey flag cuts the curve.

  • Always: The visualization always shows all coordinates on the track. For that reason, the grey flag moves smoothly through the curve. But the white flag is pinned to the track, also. It is not possible to see that the white flag lost track.

  • Filter and search participants and points of interest.

  • An arrow moves on the track while hovering over the elevation profile.

  • Selected participants are highlighted as a flag and the visualization centers automatically.

  • Select respectively hover athletes and points of interest in the list, in the map, and in the elevation profile.

The tail feature shows the recorded activity of a selected participant. The length of the tail corresponds to the set duration. Purple tails for selected participants: https://racemap.com/player/dam-tot-damloop-home-edition-10em_2020

Spectators can display the race numbers of all participants in settings (can be set as default in event builder, also).

Info tab, elevation, flow chart, statistics & leaderboard

Own location shows the location of your device in the tracking map, which is helpful for spectators and event staff at the race ground. Own location is visible on your device only and is not sent to our server.

If the sponsor logo is activated you can show a square logo and refer to the sponsor's website.

The slider shows either the duration of the event or the time of the day in two moveable scales. The foreground represents the total duration of the event from start to end to quickly slide through the total event. The scale above shows a section of the total event duration. Zoom this scale to show 5min or 2hr depending on how accurate you want to place the time in the visualization.

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