All Supported Data Sources

TracTrac Tracking Data

Njord Analytics and Njord Player include support for TracTrac tracking data.

Notes

To make tracking data from a sailing event recorded on the TracTrac tracking platform available in Njord Analytics, you typically require approval from the event organizers, and you need to request permission for Njord Analytics to the TracTrac API on your behalf. Please contact one of the following, ideally a few days ahead of the event:

  • The organizer of your sailing event
  • The person responsible for managing TracTrac trackers/tracking at the event
  • The TracTrac company directly at info@tractrac.com

1. TracTrac Configuration

To ensure that data can be accessed by Njord Analytics, please ask your contact to apply the following configuration on the management page of the event:

  • KML Download needs to be enabled for the TracTrac event in question
  • Permission needs to be granted to the tractrac@sailnjord.com user for the TracTrac event in question

2. Import into Njord Analytics

To load boat tracks from a finished TracTrac race (must be in status: Replay) into the Njord Analytics platform, follow these steps:

  1. Create an event in Njord Analytics, if you haven't done so
  2. In the cogwheel menu, select "Import TracTrac Race"
  3. Copy & paste the URL of the TracTrac race replay page of the race you want to import and click "Import"
  4. If the TracTrac race manager has not added the correct race start time, you will be asked to enter it
  5. Within a few minutes, you will receive an email once the boats, the boat's tracking data and the race course marks have been imported; use the boat's data in your Njord Analytics event to create fleet race reports or download it into Njord Player for your debriefing
  6. In case of an error, ensure that the steps in section 1 have been followed. If the problem persists, please contact us at support@sailnjord.com.

You may also, especially if multiple teams in the same event are using our platform, request to have races loaded automatically once they are finished. Please contact us at support@sailnjord.com to set this up (the requirements under step 1 above must still be met).

You may also find more information on the TracTrac vendor website: https://www.tractrac.com

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