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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.

    120 votes
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      8 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.

      16 votes
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        4 comments  ·  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.

        11 votes
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          2 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…

          45 votes
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            0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create route using preexisting waypoints

            Route using preexisting waypoints in my collection.

            27 votes
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              1 comment  ·  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.

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              • 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…

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

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add ability to adjust the size of text. With some maps (e.g. World Topo) as the map is enlarged text snaps down to illegible size.

                    Add ability to adjust the minimum size of text. With some maps (e.g. World Topo) as the map is enlarged text snaps down to illegible size.

                    8 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

                      11 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • A way to remove the stock layers

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

                        11 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 20 votes
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                            2 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…

                            39 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • How about a smarter tool for creating routes?

                              I've just used the current tool once, and found it quite cumbersome. Creating a route by simply adding points, and having the software put straight lines between them, is tedious. And I found it quite inaccurate. My route came out at 22 miles; when I finished the hike the track showed 28! That's a 27% longer day.

                              There are a few possible solutions to this. Probably the simplest is to employ drawing tools similar to ones used in vector programs like Adobe Illustrator. Even a highly simplified version of these tools would make it easier for people to draw an…

                              8 votes
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                              • My direction on top stays when I zoom in or out

                                I use Gaia in my delivery route. Sometimes I need to zoom in or out by tapping screen and when I do this the map changes from my direction of movement on top to north at the top. This is confusing in a vehicle that is traveling down the road!

                                2 votes
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                                • 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

                                  6 votes
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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.

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

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Reinstate the "Show Labels" option

                                        After updating to Gaia GPS 9 I found the "Show Labels" option within the overlays menu had been removed. Could this option please be reinstated? It was one of the major reasons I chose to use Gaia GPS.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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