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Practical How to Guides and Useful Tips

  • Matthew R. BennettEmail author
  • Marcin Budka
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Abstract

This chapter provides practical solutions and ‘hacks’ that enable the user to perform a range of useful functions when dealing with tracks whether 2D or 3D. There are tips on using specific pieces of software and original computer code to help with specific tasks. It is not a definitive list but we aim to produce a body of information that the user may find of practical use.

Keywords

Exercise Data Color Ramp Thumb Nail Library Project Sensor Size 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute for Studies of Landscape and Human EvolutionBournemouth UniversityPooleUK
  2. 2.Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute for Studies of Landscape and Human EvolutionBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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