Curious to see the geographic boundary of your Metroview dashboard? You can view the boundary line for an area-of-interest (AOI) using the Streets tool from the Map tab.
The Area boundary line is toggled off when first viewing the map and can be turned on from the orange outline button just above the basemap selector.
Once clicked, an orange outline will appear on the map indicating the boundary line associated with your selected AOI. The area within the boundary line is the source of the rolling statistics visible in the dashboard and is what will be downloaded if you click "Download entire area" from the window on the right side of the Map. Using the selection tools, you will likely be able to highlight street edges outside of the boundary line and select them for download. However, the usage information for those street edges are not included as a part of the dashboard statistics or AOI map summary.
The boundary for each AOI assigned to your account can be viewed in the same way, after selecting a different region from the dropdown at the top of your Metroview window.
To turn off the orange boundary outline, simply click the Area boundary button once more and the outline will no longer appear on the map.
Area Boundaries and Geohashes
Strava Metro uses geohashes as the underlying spatial framework for tying trips and activities to an area-of-interest (AOI). Geohashing is a geocoding method that translates spatial data into a short string of digits and letters corresponding to a geohash cell.
County, State/Province, and National boundaries are sourced from OpenStreetMap and subsequently mapped to their corresponding geohashes. As counties are the most granular level of scale that we are able to offer as an AOI, the surrounding geohashes may extend just past the administrative boundary. In the example above, the boundary line follows the geometry of the county boundary line for Denver County, Colorado USA with some small extensions required to fit the boundary in its respective geohash cells.
Additional Notes around Areas of Interest and Boundaries
During the application process, you'll be able to select your requested area of interest by selecting your country, state, and county through the dropdown lists. At this time, county is the most granular administrative level we are able to provide, and we're unable to provide changes or edits to these boundaries for the Dashboard page.
If you don't see your area of interest in the dropdown list in the application page, select the next largest boundary for your region.