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  1. 65 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Free-draw Route Creation

      Allow users to trace along desired path to free-draw routes rather than the clunky press-hold-wait, then reposition.

      46 votes
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        7 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 25 votes
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        • 37 votes
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          • Ruler that can be introduced with two fingers on the screen

            Ruler that can be introduced with two fingers on the screen that shows distance and bearing.

            Fore flight has this option

            58 votes
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              4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make search usable!

              I search for Mt. Adams and the result I get is somewhere in Australia. How is this relevant to my location? The app knows perfectly where I am. The web interface at least gives you options to choose from but in mobile you are very locked and search is almost useless. I haven't been able to find a single peak in WA with search.

              28 votes
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                4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • GPS tracking power save mode

                Give the user the option of how often gps waypoints are added to tracking. For example if you are bike riding you may want to store Gps points every 30 seconds, but if you are hiking it may be acceptable to store a waypoint every 5 minutes. This could save lots of power.

                65 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 18 votes
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                  • Waypoint symbol that is small and NOT pin style

                    Please offer at least one waypoint symbol that is small and is not the pushpin style. Pushpins suggest a 3D perspective view and point to the position at the very bottom of the symbol. Your maps are 2D views from above and would do better with waypoint symbols that are small blobs pointing to the position at their centroid. Besides, each perspective picture of a pin or flag or object in a balloon takes up so much space on a small screen. If I could only have one such symbol I'd wish for small square or circle of brilliant orange.…

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                    • Strip unsupported XML tags when importing KML file

                      Currently Gaia's import process fails when importing a KML file that contains XML tags that aren't supported by Gaia. It would be easy to add an option to parse the XML file, exclude all tags that are not supported, then import the simplified, supported KML result.

                      KML files exported from Google Earth and Google My Maps usually have unsupported tags, so using them in my GPS workflow is completely useless.

                      3 votes
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                      • Route Bearing / Distance between waypoints

                        Unless I am missing something, I cannot extract BEARINGS between waypoints during Route building phase. Only DISTANCES are provided. This simple function is essential and should be a simple addition.

                        42 votes
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                        • iPad PRO traço edit

                          With the new iPad PROs, it will be great if we can use the new Apple pen to create or edit tracks on screen....

                          Chears :)
                          Emanuel

                          17 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Find friends

                            When backpacking the faster backpackers get ahead of me or when we are looking for a trail it is easy to lose someone in fifty feet of brush. Is there anyway we can follow the people in our party through GPS. Even are wives at home can follow are progress ?
                            Larry Sedillo

                            5 votes
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                            • Add multiple photos at once to tracks

                              I know we can add one photo at a time to a track, but need the ability to select large amounts of photos from IOS camera roll and add to a trak all at once, saving time!

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                                0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Analyzing routes

                                When I design my route I'd like to consider as many factors as possible, I think it's going to be very helpful that after drawing a route I can have some idea about the elevation in relevant to distance:

                                Elevation
                                Max Elevation
                                Min Elevation
                                Elevation Gain
                                Elevation Loss

                                1 vote
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                                • When creating a route, it would be nice to allow change of map layer

                                  I'd like to change between map layers when deciding which route to take when creating my own route. Changing between map layers allows me to make better decisions knowing what surroundings there are near to the route I take, and the satellite image that covers the route. This would be a cool feature to have.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Integration with devices like Beartooth or GoTenna for location sharing when out of cell range

                                      Beartooth and GoTenna devices create radio network that allow location sharing between users when out of mobile data coverage. It would be cool to integrate Gaia's mapping system to work with these devices so users could see each other's realtime locations.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Waypoint pins

                                        Make it possible to change color of the waypoint pins! To identify different things quickly when looking at your map?

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open GPX file from Google Drive iPhone

                                          Would like the option to open a GPX file from Google Drive app for iPhone, similar to how it's possible to open a GPX file from iPhone native email app.
                                          Thank you!
                                          Tim Doughty
                                          timootski@yahoo.com

                                          6 votes
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