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  1. 35 votes
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      4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HAM radio repeater waypoint with service radius feature

      Request a way to establish a waypoint with a radius feature that could be added to the waypoint. The genesis of this request involves HAM repeaters. If the location of the repeater is set as a waypoint a radius/circle could be added to show potential coverage of the repeater. Data about the repeater such as frequencies and tones could be added for people to get on the repeater. This would aid users in identifying repeaters for use or possible emergency needs. These waypoints could be used on a layer so they do not clutter a map.
      Thank you for what…

      21 votes
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        3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 8 votes
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          3 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.

          42 votes
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            2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • BLM maps are very useful, especially in California. Any chance?

            BLM maps are very useful, especially in California. Any chance?

            6 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              242 votes
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                19 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                I’m very pleased to announce that we’ve redesigned the track recording interface for Gaia GPS 9.2 and shipped it to Apple this week for review. Watch for the update on the App Store any day now! We worked to address all the most common complaints here with the “Paused” button. The UI is much easier to use and you will be able to “Finish” tracks now, and more. We’re so excited for you to try it out! Watch our company blog for news when the update hits. http://blog.gaiagps.com/blog/

              • 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.

                23 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Zoom should not affect map orientation

                  I like having the arrow point in my direction of travel. However, when I pinch zoom the map changes and I must then tap back to my direction of travel.

                  11 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  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.

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

                      15 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to use external GPS receiver data, e.g survey/consumer grade

                          Iphone GPS accuracy would benefit greatly by allowing a external GPS receiver to output data to the iphone and subsequently allowing gaia gps to use this info.

                          Accuracy would be extremely good depending on the receiver. Is it possible to do this?

                          < 3m accuracy with commercial grade
                          < 1m accuracy with survey grade

                          5 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 =…

                            16 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  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.

                              52 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Incorporate Gaia GPS to work with the new Apple Watch when it comes out.

                                Incorporate Gaia GPS to work with the new Apple Watch when it comes out.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Variable track recording

                                  Please give a way to have various levels of recording the GPS locations so one can conserve battery life. I do not know what your refresh rate is now, but I suspect it is quite often in order to capture data for those moving fast (driving, biking etc) and for those who care about instantaneous speed etc along the way. I also assume that having the app in near sleep mode and then firing up the gps receiver once in a while would greatly save battery. When I go on a long, slow route (e.g. ski touring/mountaineering) I do not…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [Bug] Can't download maps from OpenStreetMap layer

                                    iPhone Version: 9.1.5

                                    There is a bug that doesn't allow you to download maps when you have the OpenStreetMap layer.

                                    Getting the message "Download Too Large - Please select fewer than 0 tiles.", no matter the selection i do.

                                    Thank you

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search location by coordinates

                                      I wanted to copy google earth location into Gaia, and couldn't, because Gaia doesn't understand coordinates.

                                      Idea for execution:
                                      So maybe in search window there's would be a coordinate button, and when search bar turns into coordinate bar, it shows two ways of coordinate entry. One with decimals, another one with Degrees minutes and seconds.

                                      You can enter coordinates into degree decimal window for example, and at the same time it will convert it to minutes seconds, then with press of search it locates the point of interest.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Simplify the Start, Pause, Stop, and Save track functions.

                                        This should be among the easiest things to do on an app like this, but every time I use the track function (a few times/year), I find myself stumped.

                                        6 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.

                                          27 votes
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