Improve the GPS points layer
To branch off the discussion from the WME release topic:
I would find GPS points much more useful if they were color coded by age rather than direction. Th arrows provide useful direction, but in areas where traffic patterns are changing due to construction, knowing the age of the trace would be far more useful.
It could help if the GPS traces were the same original color, but shaded darker for older data.
I'd be all for somehow showing the age of the GPS points. Especially the more recent data seems of interest to me. Something like "last 7 days", "last 30 days" or "older" would work great as brackets for colouring, I think.
The issue with that is probably that it would allow you to track certain users in areas with not as many users. With no indication of age, this is a lot harder to do right now. But in theory this could be taken into account by not showing the age when there is little data.
This would be great for example road construction you could tell if the traffic was decreasing due to a closure.
LostInMyMaps - Volunteer Editor commented
But also GPS tracks have been disappearing from the map at an approximate rate of fortnightly recently. We need this fixed too.