Wanderings is a location tracking application that shows a heatmap of where you've been. It is low effort; just keep the Wanderings iPhone App running in the background on your phone and it will record where you are occasionally using GPS and other location methods. Then come to the website to see a heatmap of where you have been. We hope to run Wanderings for years.
Wanderings is privacy friendly; we don't keep a copy of your location data on our own server. Your locations are only stored in iCloud (requiring your password to access) and cached in your local browser for display. (In addition the Mapbox map service we use collects telemetry data, which you can disable.) The location tracker on the iPhone is designed to have very low impact on your battery; a few percent a day at most. We do not currently have an Android app but we are drag-and-drop compatible with the GPX output of various GPS tracking apps like GPS Logger.
You can export and import data from the web application. To export, open the menu in upper left and select 'Export your data' to save a GeoJSON file. To import, drag files on to the browser window. Supported formats include Google Timeline exports (via Google Takeout / Location History), Strava GPX, OpenPaths JSON, and GeoJSON data with a "ts" property (such as our export format). If you want support for another import format please tweet or mail us.
You can fully erase your data from the iCloud servers by selecting the “Erase iCloud data” option. This step is permanent, there is no way to recover erased data. Consider exporting a copy of your data to a file first for safekeeping.
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Location data is particularly private. Our application collects and displays your location for you; that is its entire purpose. There is no warranty or guarantee that your location data is 100% safe from misuse, hacking, legal demands, or other uses.
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