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I record my mountain bike tours using my Android mobile. Now I want to evaluate the tours. Currently I'm using MyTourbook. This would be a great software, but it has two major drawbacks: The height is calculate very roughly and the time in motion calculation isn't correct too. That's why I'm looking for a new software. The software should be able to:

  • Show the tour on a map
  • Show me the distance, the elevation, the average and max speed and the time of each tour
  • A little bit of statistics, so that I can see how many meters I've done in a year, a month, etc.

Any recommendations? It should be for windows.

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If you want a non-website solution, you definitely need to include information about your computer. Windows? Mac? Linux? superuser.com? – freiheit Apr 5 '11 at 17:22
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GPS are notoriously bad at calculating z coordinates. Even if you find a program where the elevation profile produced looks better... all z coordinates should remain suspect. These will routinely fall outside of the stated horizontal accuracy of whatever unit you are using. I haven't used MyTourBook so I don't know how rough "roughly" is, but I would urge caution in analyzing GPS-produced elevation data in any case. – DC_CARR Apr 5 '11 at 18:41
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@DC_CARR I can agree, but for example today I made a tour which I know is exactly 460 meters, because it starts at my frontdoor, goes just straight up and ends 460 meter above at a landmark. I recorded it with my phone (MyTrack) and the statistic in this app saido 480 meters. This is in my opinion not too bad, but then I imported it into MyTourbook and I get a value of 590 meters. That is really way to much. Particularly because I know I could be done better. – RoflcoptrException Apr 5 '11 at 18:44
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Thanks for your suggestions. I decided to buy a real GPS device. This device does not only use GPS to calculate the height, but is supported by a barometer. I tested it yesterday an the height calculation is now very accurate as expected. On various points of my tour I verified the height calculation and it was never more than 10 meters (mostly 5 meters) wrong. – RoflcoptrException Apr 7 '11 at 14:37
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because software about cycling is off topic. Please ask on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com and use the tag for cycling. – Criggie Mar 18 at 2:05
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not sure if a web "software" (aka website) is in your needs, but I recommend GPSIES: http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do

Item 1 of your list is for sure; Item 2 not sure if it will be at such fine grain; Item 3 yes, maybe not in such detail.

Even if not for this need the link is usefull and free, I use it a lot (I have nothing to do with this site I just like it).

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Thanks, but I would prefer an offline solution... never know what happens if the site goes down... want risk to loose my tours. – RoflcoptrException Apr 5 '11 at 17:06
    
Good point. Appart from this site I have no other suggestion :( – jackJoe Apr 5 '11 at 17:41

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