We are working in tight collaboration with RACE RESULT to develop a Predictive Tracking for chips and transponders. The prediction algorithm uses recorded data from the timekeeping system e.g. decoders and Track Boxes to forecast the athletes' location and speed in real-time.
Everybody in sports knows the impact of the elevation on the speed of an athlete. The elevation strongly influences the velocity of the participants whether they cycle up- or downhill. During the development of the chip tracking we noticed, that Google elevation API with a vertical accuracy of 30 m is good but not precise enough for our use case. And as there is no other open elevation service providing more accurate values, we developed a self-hosted elevation service with an accuracy of 1 m. You can now use this elevation service for your own projects under MIT license. You either host this service yourself or just use our API.
- Mapzen terrain data: https://registry.opendata.aws/terrain-tiles/
- Source code: https://github.com/racemap/elevation-service#api-usage
- Documentation: https://docs.racemap.com/data-export-from-racemap/self-hosted-elevation-service
- Give it a try: http://elevation.racemap.com/v2/?lat=51.3&lng=12.5
Do you have any question or suggestion regarding our elevation service? Do you want to use our elevation service for your own projects? We are really looking forward to your feedback. Just get in touch!