Drawing your Path: Making Realtime GPS Art for a Creative Exploration in Long Distance Sports

In sports like hiking, running and cycling, large distances are covered. With the increasing popularity of sports social networks, few individualists came up with a creative way of defining new routes to leave no chance for boredom. In a manual process, blueprints and overlays in combination with routing tools have been used to make so-called GPS art. In this work, we propose an interactive system for a creative route creation in unfamiliar areas for amateur athletes. In a user study, we investigate how creative route creation methods can affect exploration behavior and route choice of users.