At the time of writing I could not find another free-to-use web application which dynamically progresses a 3D animation and combined this with the addition of contextual information (images and text).
To use the application please click on the image at the bottom of this post – the application will then open in a new window.
You are welcome to use your own GPX file and your own georeferenced image library and RSS feed URLs. If however you would like to use some preexisting ones then please download the following GPX and copy and paste the below x2 links into your favourite flavour of notepad. Then, use the downloaded GPX and paste those x2 links into the appropriate boxes on the splash screen (the first screen).
(2) Copy and paste: http://sladeride.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?start-index=1
(3) Copy and paste: http://www.panoramio.com/userfeed/7101445
Once you have progressed past the splash screen use the play, fast forward, rewind, jump back, jump forward and pause buttons to progress the animation. The slider at the bottom of the elevation profile can also be used to progress along the route. The distance and time can be seen either side of the play button group.
In order to see the contextual information from any georeferenced blog or georeferenced image RSS feed URLs the position along the route should be just behind the geographic location of that RSS content. If using the URLs provided then this is at 1,044.5 km.
For more details of how the application was constructed and the process undertaken to do so please see the previous blog post covering the accompanying dissertation.