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Showing GPX tracks on my blog

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On my blog, I’ve had the ability to link posts to a location for some time now. There is also a map that shows all posts with a location.

I have now extended this functionality. Now I can also store a GPX file in the metadata of a post, which is then rendered below the post on a map. Also the movement duration and distance is displayed. An example can be found here.

First I experimented with a library to create static map images, but at some point I rethought my implementation and switched to a Leaflet-based solution after all. This makes the whole feature much easier and allows me to better reuse existing components.

Let’s see how I can develop the feature further. One goal is to display the tracks on the combined map as well. It might also make sense to cache the parsed GPX information so that the GPX file doesn’t have to be re-read over and over again.

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