Our Java application communicates with the beMap bicycle lamp automatically when you plug it in! It makes transferring data to your computer very easy and visualizes your bicycle tracks on openStreetMap. Thanks to java it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux and it’s completely openSource.
For everyone who wants to use our Java software, here is a brief introduction:
In order to open the software, you have to have java installed on your computer (this is normally already the case). After the program start, the window looks like this:
In the middle you can see a map, where your data will be shown. You can zoom the map with the zoom slider in the left of the window. You have also a menu with several features:
> Settings: Change the parameters of the map and of your connected device
> Open: Import a .bemap file containing data collected by someone else. A window will open and you will have to choose the file to import
> Save: Save the current data to a .bemap file in the same location as the software. This file will be imported automatically when the software is started.
>Save as: Export a .bemap file to somewhere else on your computer
>Save csv: Export to a .csv data type, which you can open with Excel or Libre Office
>Realtime import: When a device is connected, a window will open and import the actual sensor data in real time.
>Track information: This takes some time to charge. A window will open, showing a graph with all the values collected on the entire bicycle track, on a time graph.
> Open track organizer: Opens a window that helps you to choose the bicycle track you want to look at. The track organizer can also be opened by clicking on the button “manage tracks”.
> Delete selected points: Deletes the points you have selected on the map before
> Center on points: Centers the map so that it fits all the points of the track
> Draw points: Manually draw grey points on the map when activated
> Show info: When activated, the information about the point will be shown in the text field.
This is how the track organiser looks like. It is a very important tool: You can choose the bicycle track you want to be displayed. With the sliders on the bottom of the window, you can set the colors of the points. For a good color variation, we recommend 0 ppm for green and 6 ppm for red points, but you are invited to experiment with the values to find out the best settings for your bicycle track.
Once you have chosen a track and changed the color settings using the button “manage tracks”, you should get an image like this:
For more information about your cycle track, use > File > Track information (or Strg + I). A graph like this will be shown, and you can analyse your data on another way:
Hint: Use the “my public points” track to generate colored clouds like this:
1. Choose a track you want to make visible with the function “manage tracks”.
2. Choose “my public points” with the chooser next to the “merge” button
3. Click “merge”, and your track will be added to the public points. You can add as many tracks you want.
4. Choose “my public points” as the track to be displayed
5. Open the settings window with beMap > settings and choose the size of the color clouds as well as the transparency. Your track is now displayed with color clouds!