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  1. Upload Custom Paper Maps

    Please bring back the ability to upload my own custom maps. The MapWarper was great, but looks to be no longer supported.

    43 votes
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      5 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…

      33 votes
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        4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show GPS accuracy in status bar at bottom.

        I'm fanatical about tracking my GPS accuracy. I would love an option to overlay it on the map or add it to a second row of status items in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.

        15 votes
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          2 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…

          34 votes
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            6 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve the User Experience

            There is so much to love about this app, but every time I step away from it for awhile, I find I need to click through everything and reorient myself to where everything is hidden.

            Please hire a user experience professional that can help you round off the rough corners of the app that just make it a little confusing and non-standard feeling today.

            Thanks!

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              3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 11 votes
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                7 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • MGRS

                Howdy,

                If could make a suggestion, it would be sweet if you could limit the labels for the MGRS fed layer to just the two digit Nothing or Easting on the 1000m lines. Let me know if this makes sense, I could send you an example off a military map as I would assume most folks would be familiar with military maps if using this format. Thanks for considering it! Great app!

                Brian.

                3 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.

                  33 votes
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                  • 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.

                    79 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Color track improvement: use a color gradient to show movement over time

                      When looking at a track on a map, it's difficult to tell how long ago you were at a specific spot. If the track path was painted with a gradient, it would be easier to tell what direction on the path you're heading and where you were before. (When doing exploratory hiking where you double-back over your path, this is a huge help.)

                      5 votes
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                      • 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.

                        54 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Totals

                          Be able to calculate monthly totals and overall totals, miles.

                          Phillip L. Carter

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

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

                            13 votes
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                            • Large Data Blocks and Labels

                              Please add a user switchable data block size to very large in the trip computer and at the bottom of the map. This would make Gaia more useful for those of us trying to use the tool on a bouncing bicycle or motorcycle or don't want to get our reading glasses out.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  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.

                                13 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New folders

                                  New folder set up makes no sense....if I add a track to a folder it should be removed from the tracks page, and only be seen in the folder page. This keeps the tracks page clean, containing only tracks that are current and simple to see most recent tracks. I moved a track to a folder and deleted it from the tracks page, which oddly deleted it from the folder I had. This should not happen from a practical point of view. Also both tracks and folders allow you to turn off individual tracks, again odd as the folder page…

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                                  • Integration with spyglass app

                                    It would be great if Gaia could export waypoints to the Spyglass augmented reality compass app for iOS, similar to the way we can export data to Theodolite.

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Offroad navigation auto routing

                                      I'd like to pick a start and end point in the map and have route options similar to road "where to" navigation routing. This is especially helpful for overlanding the National Forest system and BLM land.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        34 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ENC vector chart sea maps and terrain maps like ones used by MotionX

                                          MotionX is still in my phone because they only have two maps but they are superior to what we have, our sea maps are a joke, roster maps we use are scanned paper maps, ENC are vector charts, and they are free, if 2 dollar app has them we should have them too!

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