Improve Change of Altitude track style/ mode
In the screen capture below the track is displayed with a mode of "Altitude". This is brilliant for cycle touring - I can see where the high and low altitude parts of the track are. For me it works far better than contour lines and/or hill shading, although I use all three methods anyway. They each have their benefits.
What I generally want to know as a cycle tourist even more than altitude is gradient (change of altitude), or more simply "where are the steep parts". BTW I tried to import a second screen capture showing the screen with Change of Altitude track style/ mode without success - maybe only one image can be linked to each topic? Sorry I digress. In this mode when zoomed out to show the whole track the overall track is mostly just green, with some *very* slight change to blue in parts. Only when I zoom c;lose in to sections where I know the track is steep (>6% for 10km) can I see cyan and yellow colors in places. When I display the profile graph of the track the elevation (altitude) and gradient (change of altitude) are both correct, and as I say there are quite hilly parts (>6%) over long sections (>10km).
As an ex-programmer I can imagine the issues, but also opportunities although maybe cycle tourist are a small market opportunity? I have converted other cycling friends to this app. Maybe the track color for each "icon" (I use an arrow) can be based on the maximum gradient for the section it is based on rather than the average? Maybe the track colors can be normalized to provide a wider range of colors - surely a hilly 6%/10km section should be shown as red? Maybe even a 6%/100m section when zoomed out and the icon represents 10km should be shown as red instead of the average gradient of that 10km?