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  1. A "Save" button when finished recording a track instead of tapping "+"

    Usually, I don't record tracks one right after another. Tapping the "+" button to save a track is not very intuitive, and it starts another track that will need to be deleted or edited, if the next track is not recorded on the same day.

    181 votes
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      12 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Use the iphone 6 barometer to improve/stabilize the elevation.

      The new iphone includes a barometer which can be used to reduce the variation in elevation from the GPS calculated position.

      12 votes
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        2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Waypoints

        Be able to select and delete multiple waypoints at a time.
        I've got several hundred I put in for a trip and now want to delete but I'd have to delete them one at a one.

        5 votes
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          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Adjustable font size

          Fonts for place names are too small to read, I have to zoom in, which makes the font readable for about a second before the font resizes to extra tiny. Font size should be larger, and could be a selectable option in the preferences. This happens with every map source, so I think it is a GAIA thing, not a map source thing.

          24 votes
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            3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Turn waypoints off on routes

            Since version 9.0 when cluster waypoints is now off my screen is all just red dots and I can't see the map. It didn't help that now all the waypoints from the routes are all displayed on the map as well. Please make it an option, like tracks, to display or turn off waypoints.

            20 votes
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              5 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show Gaia GPS on iPad/iPhone lock screen

              I dislike having to unlock my iPad to see current stats on a walk. It would be nice if at least the stats showed on the lock screen, the map would be nicer still.

              6 votes
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              • iPhone 6, 6+

                Would like to see the new resolution being taken advantage of by showing more map in the app, not just a zoomed in, blown up app.
                Thanks

                7 votes
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                • Add Apple Watch Compatibility

                  Add compatibility for use with the Apple Watch, to view Trip Data or a simple Map. Even if it costs a bit extra this would be amazing!

                  17 votes
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                  • Get proprietary accuterra maps

                    Accuterra offers the best map tiles for mobile devices, as those of us who've used accuterra, neotreks or backcountry navigator already know. They are incredibly detailed with high def shaded topo maps with trails, summits, camp sites and more. All while being small file sizes that load fast and take up very little space on devices. They are already developed for all 50 states (no HD for AK). Access to these maps would make Gaia (which is already great) absolutely unbeatable.

                    Neotreks is failing and hasn't been updated since March 2013 and I'm betting they would sell the rights to…

                    52 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Consolidated view coverage of all downloaded maps

                      I have downloaded a number of maps over the past couple of years. At this point it is challenging to determine whether or not I have map coverage for a specific area when I'm planning a trip. I have found the area on the website where I can get a list of my downloaded maps - and I can see the coverage of each one by clicking it individually. But it would be very helpful to be able to view a map region and see the coverage provided by ALL of the maps I've downloaded for that area (e.g. a…

                      8 votes
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                      • More Icons for Off Road Use

                        A few additional icons would be very useful:

                        Being able to drop an arrow in the direction of travel because trails will loop over themselves and makes following a track confusing.

                        Being able to drop a "skull & crossedbones" to indicate danger or no entry on trails. A notes field with this one would be great.

                        An "outhouse" icon since bathrooms are scarce off road and a location needs certain characteristics to be used for this purpose.

                        A picnic table icon to mark usable or preferred spots along a trail.

                        9 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dynamic Organizational Structure for Tracks,Waypoints,Routes

                          Dynamic Organizational Structure for Tracks,Waypoints,Routes

                          Given how Waypoints and Routes are often (typically) related to specific Tracks (or Tracks and Waypoints are specific to a particular Route, etc) -- the organizational mode might benefit from being more dynamic. That is , allow any item I want to be stored in a specific folder. Example:

                          Folder 1 Name = Northern Colorado
                          ------ Subfolder 1.1 Name = Easy Trails
                          ------------ Subfolder 1.1.1 Name = T037-SwitzerlandTrail
                          ------------------ Track name = T037-Switzerland-Trk
                          ------------------ Route name = R037-Switzerland-Rte
                          ------------------ Waypoint name(s) = W037-01, W037-02 etc
                          ------------ Subfolder 1.1.2 Name = 025-RollinsPassEast
                          ------------------ Track name =…

                          10 votes
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                          • A Simpler Route Tool

                            I came from using the National Geographic TOPO! state series. Their route tool is very easy. You just draw a "pencil" line on top of the map following any trail, road, or freehand and bam a trail is created. I use this function for pre-planning motorcycle routes that are often 200 miles through windy forest service roads. When using Gaias route tool that involves me clicking my mouse button 200-400 times depending on how curvy the road is. Much more cumbersome.

                            14 votes
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                            • Allow displaying multiple tracks in web interface.

                              I would like to display my tracks on my computer to see them on a larger map. I can see how to display a single track from Gaia Cloud, and I can see how to display all public tracks as an overlay on the map display, but I don't see any way to display just my tracks. Ideally, from the Gaia Cloud list of my saved tracks I would like to be able to check the checkboxes next to the tracks that I would like to display, and then display all of them on the same map. Alternatively, it would…

                              2 votes
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                              • Ability to Lock Heads-up (compass) mode

                                While you can temporarily switch to the direction of travel orientation (instead of North up), it will not maintain this mode when you do any zooming in/out or when you turn off the screen to save power. The lack of this capability makes it difficult to use for navigation while moving (i.e. to check if you're heading in the right direction). As a backpacker, I need this capability and don't want to be slowed down by the need to hit the bullseye/compass icon repeatedly every time I need to check my heading. While I noticed that similar suggestions were declined…

                                14 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • See actual GPS coordinates

                                  I have tracks and cannot get the GPS coordinates. I can share them, directions to them and other useless info but it is too dumbed down. I could download and read the file but why hide the trail start. Makes it unsharable with people with GPS too.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Fix readability of maps

                                    This recent change where the maps are shown in higher resolution (for Retina displays?) makes it super difficult to see trails and contour lines or even tell them apart. The lines are so fine (and lightly colored) that it's very hard to make them out. Zooming in or out doesn't help visibility either as the maps are immediately re-rendered again at this very fine level. Basically I'm finding the maps unusable unless there happens to be a track overlaid on the trail I'm interested in.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Combine Tracks

                                      I just completed a hike. For some reason, the app stopped recording when I was at my destination. I thought I hit resume, but when I got home I discovered it did record it, but as two different tracks. I would love a way to do this.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Create route using preexisting waypoints

                                        Route using preexisting waypoints in my collection.

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Waypoint Elevation

                                          Add elevation to a waypoint.

                                          4 votes
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