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  1. Please Add the ability to draw on the map and save.

    It would be nice to have the ability to draw on the map and save it to your own graphics overlay file. Also need the ability to import other map program graphics, i.e. Google earth (as a drawing not tracks) and have the ability modify and save.

    44 votes
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      3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SPOT GPS Messenger like functions

      I hike with a SPOT Satellite/GPS Messenger which helps alert those back home that I'm ok, gives them an idea of where I am and in the event of an emergency, can contact the local authorities.

      SPOT has:
      - I'm Ok (with location)
      - trouble, but not an emergency (with location)
      - SOS, major emergency get help (with location).

      It would be nice to be able to add something like these options within Gaia. The iPhone doesn't have satellite coverage, but many times it does have cell service depending on location. It also doesn't have an emergency call center like…

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Folders for waypoints

        I now have several hundred waypoints. I'd really like to organize these and the best solution seems to be folders. This same idea should also be implemented for all other saved items including tracks, routes and maps.

        14 votes
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          2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Search function for tracks and waypoints

          While having a huge amount of tracklogs and waypoints in Gaia GPS it is always a big deal to find a specific waypoint or track. I think, a search function for tracks and waypoints would be really great to solve this problem.
          Additionally an option to see, based on the actual gps position, nearby trails and waypoints would also be great.

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Copy GPS coordinates to clipboard NOT a Link to Gaia Cloud

            What is like to see is just the ability to sen raw numbers in an SMS and the ability to read from the clipboard. This way people can send and receive GPS data to anyone, not just Gaia users. You might need to call for help and transmit coordinates. Also the ability to format the coordinates in the standard schemes.

            8 votes
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              2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • M7 chip support!

              Use new iPhone hardware to conserve battery while tracking. Take advantage of other sensors for more precision.

              63 votes
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                0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • photo import

                Enable importing photos with GPS metadata AS waypoints

                11 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Calculate distance to waypoint along route

                    I use 2 programs on my PC to create routes and waypoints. Once available to Giai on the iphone , how can I calculate the distance to a waypoint ( next or further down the trail) along the route, not straight line?

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                    • Dual GPS XGPS150

                      Please add Dual GPS XGPS150 on program script.
                      This will enable your software to work iPad mini WIFI. Your competitors have this feature already in their software. Please don't be left behind. Your software hold so much promise.
                      A registered user, this.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • show already downloaded map tiles as colored/transparent blocks on the main map.

                        It would be nice to have an option to show already downloaded map tiles as colored/transparent blocks/overlays on the main map. It would reduce the amount time attempting to reload the same map tiles.

                        8 votes
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                        • iphone & ipad

                          could synching tracks between iPhones and iPads be an automated option? in practice I make tracks in my iPhone but later want to see them and maybe edit them or combine them on my iPad

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stitch tracks and waypoints together into a route

                            I'd like to put a multiday backpack trip into a route. I can download tracks of portions of the trip, and would like to stitch them together, with added waypoints for campsites to form one route.

                            3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The US Forest Service produces a trail map called "Motor Vehicle Use Maps." Can you provide this same mapping feature?

                              The US Forest Service produces a trail map called "Motor Vehicle Use Maps" for all is National Forest. Its a GREAT tool for off road travel. I'm using this map feature with the Avenza app. Can you also provide this same mapping feature?

                              135 votes
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                              • APRS

                                It would be awesome to have APRS (Automatic Packet Relay System) capability built into Gaia. This could be an add-on that many ham radio operators would be more than happy to pay for!

                                22 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Increase accuracy when creating a track-waypoint

                                  While creating a track/route you create a waypoint for the track by touching and holding a position. While doing so the position of the waypoint is covered by your finger and therefore not visible.
                                  It would be great if while touching and holding the map area covered by your finger would be displayed above or beside your finger. Would be even better if this map area would be displayed magnified.
                                  This would enable the user to set a waypoint very accurate.

                                  18 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • record track functions

                                    this is I think something of a repeat but it's so important that the record / pause / save / switch off track functions work smoothly and dependably; on Sunday I paused a track for a break and it was impossible to turn it back on again (and I tried everything I could), which means a lot of extra work repairing the track later; at the moment I don't find them reliable nor intuitive, the crucial track functions should be grouped in 1 place, easily accessible and foolproof (especially delete); it should always be clear if a track is recording…

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create waypoint marker when Gaia is opened by a URL

                                      It's now possible to open Gaia with a URL link (http://www.gaiagps.com/wiki/links_to_open_gaia), but no waypoint marker is created at the specified coordinates when the map is opened in Gaia. Right now I have to manually "drop" a pin onto the map and hope that it ends up at the right location.

                                      Adding an optional parameter to the URL to automatically create a marker whenever the map is opened would be a big plus, and having another parameter to specify the pin color and/or shape would make the URL scheme even more flexible and useful.

                                      Thanks for a great app!

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Custom waypoint symbols

                                        Avid hunter, need hunting related symbols

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                                          0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a "chime" as you pass each 1,000' increment of elevation

                                          Add an optional "chime" to indicate passing elevations increments. If I only had one choice I'd pick 1,000' increments, but it'd be nice to have some customization for other choices like 500'. Seems like those two would be plenty as you wouldn't want it going off all the time.

                                          2 votes
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