UPDATE: Some people were getting 500 errors when downloading their CSVs. That’s fixed now.
One of our missions in building this site was to allow you to use your data however you see fit. Being able to visualize it on a map is cool, but what if you want to mash your data up in some other creative way? Well today we’re glad to announce that you can now download your data in comma-separated value format (CSV). Just log into your data page and at the bottom of each dataset you should see a “Download CSV” link.
For this first release, you’re getting the averaged points for each timestamp. What this means is that you’ll get rows providing your latitude and longitude at each timestep, along with the device that point was recorded from.
(For the geeks): The original data files from your iPhone store a whole lot more information, often reading the locations of hundreds of WiFi routers and cellphone towers for a single timestamp. We’ve done a simple averaging of these points (yes, we know that relies on radial symmetry of the points around you, but so far it’s a good starting estimate) for each timestamp on each device, so you’re getting those results filtered to you. We’re working on a slick way to give you the full dataset directly as it comes off your iPhone, so look for that down the road. In the meantime, you can start playing with your location data in averaged form right now (which is plenty useful to start with).
And yes, we’ve got JSON and KML in the pipeline too, so check back soon for those as well.