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11.06.2019

Follow the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 with live-tracking in 2D and 3D

Conquering the Alps: Red Bull X-Alps takes the athletes through the Alpine region where they have to cross 13 waypoints by paraglider and on foot. (Image: Red Bull X-Alps)

It’s almost time: Our latest project will be going live soon! For the Red Bull X-Alps 2019, we have implemented the athlete tracking on 2D and 3D maps. We can’t wait to finally see our work live at the prologue on June 13th and at the race starting June 16th!

On the athletes’ tracks

Across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco – that's what the 32 participants of the Red Bull X-Alps race are facing this year. Spectators can follow the action online: The athletes will be tracked live on 2D and 3D maps. The highlight is the cockpit mode, from which you can experience the athletes' paragliding flights from first-person view. The maps are enriched with information on the waypoints and the athletes themselves.

If you're curious to witness the race, check out the X-Alps website or follow the live-tracking right here:

 

A sport of superlatives

On their way through six countries, the athletes have to pass 13 waypoints in the Alps. How they make it, is up to them. The goal is to reach the final waypoint as quickly as possible using a tactical combination of running, hiking, paragliding, and mountaineering. And as if that weren't enough, unusual weather conditions with lots of snow pose an additional challenge this year.