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  1. Make waypoint icons free (not GaiaPro)

    GaiaPro is expensive for the recreational user. The costs associated with maintaining a map data set and servers is understandable for a subscription service, but map icons are a BASIC feature of any mapping software! The app already costs 20$+, please make this feature available in the base software. Making people pay 8$ a month just to change a map icon seems petty.

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    • 68 votes
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      • Add "Current Coordinates" (Lat/Long, UTM, etc) on Apple Watch

        Add "Current Coordinates" (Lat/Long, UTM, etc) as a Stat option!!

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        • 3 votes
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          • Get SIMPLE not COMPLEX. Redo ALL basic instructions for newbie users who use their phones to FOLLOW an pre-designated

            Redo ALL basic newbie instructions for people to FOLLOW a pre-designated route from an event or race organizer.

            Existing help instructions are HARD TI FIND, not clear or not up to date with phone. Most of all, the writing assumes we are geeks!!

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            • Free-draw Route Creation

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

              49 votes
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              • Improve handling of larger number of waypoints

                I have large numbers of waypoints (POIs) in different folders, that I would like to toggle visible/invisible as I want using the toggle in the folder. However I can only show/not show ALL waypoints in ALL folders using the waypoint overlay. Seems that Gaia engine can't hanlde larger amounts of waypoints. This feature would be so nice!

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                • 26 votes
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                  • It would be nice to merge maps. Follow long usgs topo trails (for thru-hiking)

                    It would be nice to merge maps. I would like to be able to have my route fill in the trail for MORE than 9 dropped points. I generally plot routes about 100 miles or more per section. When the route goes cross-country (bushwack) I would like to switch from "hiking" to "as the bird flies" and keep the sections of trail that are filled in instead of them all turning into "as the bird flies" straight lines.

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                    • Add support for what3words addressing for destination entry

                      Remembering and entering GPS coordinates can be tricky. Offering an additional destination entry system called what3words would offer a simple and less error prone way. What3words uses a unique 3 word address to identify locations. They divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. There's an API to translate 3 word location names to GPS coordinates.

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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

                          61 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.

                            33 votes
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                            • 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.

                              69 votes
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                              • 18 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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                                  • 6 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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