Bigger Data Collection of GPS Cordinates for Art

Posted by 佐川の少年-REN on 14 April 2014 in English (English)

So i like geography so for art class I learned the GPS sensor.

when i went on a road trip for spring break during spring break, I left my gps on and stored the values into sqlite database from the phone.

I then created a dataset of latitude, longitude, and time into 540,127 rows that I wish to use to create a visualization.

Today I worked on this project and borrowed a fast computer at the school, converted the rows from terminal sqlite query to (.txt and .html) form.

I am learning to program with Android for the course and so I found myself at the Google for fusion tables. About one hour ago I was able to figure out how to embed 100,000 (is limit on free acount?) onto the Google Map interface.

However, I want to do more and I hope Someone can offer me some advise or ideas.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story,


Location: La Jolla Colony, University City, San Diego, San Diego County, California, 92037, United States of America

Comment from HannesHH on 14 April 2014 at 08:28

You can easily load GPS tracks in QGIS as vector layer. Then you are not bound to some proprietary technology like Google Maps.

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Comment from Warin61 on 14 April 2014 at 09:46

The usual 'universal' file for GPS tracks/waypoints is the .gpx format ... that can be imported by most programs.

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Comment from 佐川の少年-REN on 14 April 2014 at 21:38

Thanks for the advise, I'll be sure to load some hyperlinks here when I am closer to reaching something i can present

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