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  1. 64 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.

      42 votes
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        7 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        52 votes
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          4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 17 votes
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          • 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 →
            • 30 votes
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                7 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  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.

                  59 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      • 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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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Max Speed WAY off

                          Gaia recorded my max speed today as 45 MPH. Given that I was on foot the entire time, that seems unlikely. I didn't record while driving. Not sure how to identify how or why or even exactly when this happened. Anyone else have this problem?

                          2 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Creating route from existing waypoints on map screen

                            After using Garmins for years & now loving Gaia GPS on my iPad mini in 4x4s, it would be great to be able to create a route by quickly tapping on existing waypoints on the screen, like you can on a Garmin Montana.

                            17 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  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

                              4 votes
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                              • Add compass bearing to photo GPS data

                                I'd like to have photos I take in Gaia GPS include the compass bearing in the GPS/exif data so that when I look at a waypoint on the map, I can tell which direction I was facing in the photo.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  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

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Location Access Setting

                                    Please add an iPhone Location Access option to allow Gaia gps to access location only when app is in use.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • UTM coordinates in NAD83

                                      As a field ecologist, the majority of my GIS work is done in NAD83 UTM meters. I would love this capability to be present in Gaia as then I would save literally hours of post processing time. This desire has been identified by others and would certainly benefit many.

                                      21 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Locate a feature from a map

                                        Often when looking at a map I want to find a feature that I see on the map. For example, I see a peak labeled on the map and I want to find that peak in real life. One way to do this would be to place a waypoint on the feature, and then navigate to the waypoint. This is much more work, and more permanent than I would like.

                                        What I would like is something that lets me tap on a location on the map and then easily orient the phone so that it is pointing at that feature.…

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Locate sighted object on map

                                          One thing that I find myself wanting to do very often is to identify an object that I can see. For example, I see a peak and want to identify that peak on the map. I know that I can use the location finder to center the map on my location, and orient the map to the direction that I am pointing the phone. The problem with this approach is that the object that I am trying to identify seems to usually be off the map, and when you zoom the map it cancels out the mode that orients the…

                                          4 votes
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