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  1. 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…

    14 votes
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      0 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.

      29 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.

        11 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.

          16 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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 →
            • 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.

              7 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.

                60 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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?

                      131 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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 →
                            • 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.

                              17 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Grid overlay (UTM, Lat/Long) when printing custom maps online

                                On the GaiaPro web map, there must be a grid overlay when going to print a custom map.

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                                • ID tracks

                                  I have many tracks of local park trails and find them invaluable in bad weather or on poorly marked trails. One problem I have is the inability to see the names of the tracks, which are the names of the trails. GPS kit enables you to sort trails by distance from your current location, so indirectly you can find the name of the trail you are on. Any possibility of having a icon on the map from which you can get track/"trail" info. In emergency situations this would be invaluable.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Intermittent GPS mode for recording long trips

                                    Could there be a GPS setting that would look up the stats at different time intervals? Right now it is either always on or on when you want it, but could it ping the satellites every minute, 5 min, or 10 min?

                                    104 votes
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                                      5 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.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Allow the Chime to operate in the background.

                                        When the Phone's screen darkens the GAIA app runs in the background and used to sound the chime, but after a certain version this stopped and the chime only sounds when the app is in the foreground and displaying on the screen.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Compass arrow point to compass direction under 5mph

                                          I also use GPSKit, one of the features of GPSKit that I really like is that you can select the compass arrow to point to the direction you are facing when stationary, then to the direction you are heading when moving over 5mph. This saves switching modes when hiking and driving. Thanks!

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