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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.

    73 votes
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      3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      38 votes
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        0 comments  ·  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.

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

          93 votes
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            4 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.

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create route using preexisting waypoints

              Route using preexisting waypoints in my collection.

              17 votes
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                0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Downloaded maps should be backed up so that they can be restored

                When you Sync your iPhone to iTunes on the computer, apps back up their data so that the data can be restored later. This does NOT happen with downloaded maps! It should.

                The problem is that the downloaded maps are stored in Library/Private Documents/data.nosync, which (as the name implies) is NOT synced when you back up.

                The use case (which I just encountered) is: you have a problem with your iPhone, so you back it up and then tell iTunes to Restore it with a fresh copy of the system, and restore from that backup. The downloaded topo maps are…

                27 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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…

                  36 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Weather forecast for location on map

                    Have an option to lookup weather forecast for location and elevation for waypoints on map. Right click on a waypoint and an option for 'Weather forecast' would appear in the contextual menu.

                    7 votes
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                    • 17 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        19 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • hunting unit boundaries (GMUs) for more states

                          others have mentioned this for various states and I applaud the upgrade to public land overlays, but it would also be nice to have the specific game unit boundaries mapped as well

                          3 votes
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                          • A way to remove the stock layers

                            I'd like to be able to remove the stock layers, which I don't use.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use upcoming features from iOS 8

                                iOS 8, recently released as a preview for developers, allows much more communication between apps than Apple has ever allowed. It also features iCloud Drive (like DropBox, including using more kinds of documents), Continuity (moving seamlessly between a Mac, iPad, and iPhone), Extensions, Widgets…

                                I'm guessing Gaia was at Apple's recent WWDC and is already working on ideas for new features made possible with the new APIs and SDK., so won't suggest the obvious.

                                I would like to see Gaia offer a Custom Action where with one button from the actions popup you could drop a pin for your current…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Acearage

                                  Please allow for walking around a perimeter and giving an acreage readout. I am a wildland firefighter and use your app all the time on fires. For my report I include acreage. However I have to switch to my handheld GPS in order to obtain an acreage.

                                  Additionally, please include a dropbox option as we share map information this way. Also, we use QR readers to obtain mapping information. This would be an excellent addition for sharing our fire info.

                                  Thank you for your consideration.

                                  Ryan

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

                                      Enable importing photos with GPS metadata AS waypoints

                                      25 votes
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                                        3 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.

                                        23 votes
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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?

                                          10 votes
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