Anonymize recorded track before export (remove start, end)

zossebart shared this idea 13 months ago
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I'd like to have the option of removing the start and/or end of a track before exporting it (e.g. to OSM or Strava). This way I would be able to hide the location of my home or workplace. Ideally, the amount (in meters) should be configurable.

I know I could do this manually by using the track edit feature and export afterwards, but this is cumbersome.

The removal should only apply to the exported track, not to the orginal track in the database, of course.

Is something like this doable?

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it is of course doable. As with many other very interesting ideas: I like it and thought about a similar kind of anonymization already.

Problem is anyway obvious here. On many places, you may read gold-rule like "do not implement features that will be useful for less than of 30% users". Here we are even a lot lower value than 30%.

Anyway, I'll rename your title a little and we will see if I'm wrong and more people will be interested ...


Ok, thanks. I get your point.

Seems there is not much interest in this feature :-(

We will see...


Hi zossebart,

just to point it out here in case you (or anyone reading this) don't know: Strava already have this feature calling it "Privacy Zones", you can configure it from both web (Settings/Privacy Controls) and mobile app (Profile/Settings/Privacy Controls/Privacy Zones). It's little weird setting it up by the address instead of just location picker or something similar... for example on web it was not able to find my home address while in the app it was, so it requires little bit of try and error... But advantage is you don't loose any distance in statistics like you would if this locus feature would be implemented ;)