Open Tracking - Live Tracking and Leaderboard
Each participant or team carries a small tracker which transmits their location to the website. Their latest position is displayed on a map which updates automatically. The overall route can be shown on the map too.
During the event viewers can select a participants or team name and look at the detailed route they have taken.
In the UK we use OS OpenSpace map tiles for our tracking website. Overseas we currently use Google maps or Norwegian topographic map tiles; we are in discussion with other national topographic map providers too.
Event organisers can provide around 10 checkpoint locations along the route. The tracker location is then matched to the checkpoints and the time of the participant or team visit is recorded.
The highly automated process provides the online viewer with accurate information as the event progresses.