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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.

    19 votes
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      2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 54 votes
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        6 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…

        33 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…

          16 votes
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            4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 14 votes
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              4 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.

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

                  36 votes
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                    3 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.

                    20 votes
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                    • Power saver and nav info

                      In addition to "No GPS until activated" power saving mode under settings, could you add ping feature at 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 minute intervals ( set by user)? That would be incredibly helpful on extended trips. Especially, when/where access to the phone isn't easy or wise (like canoeing in white water). Love the app btw!!! Many thanks.

                      6 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?

                        7 votes
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                        • 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.

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  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.

                              3 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.

                                29 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.)

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Altitude when I create a route

                                      When I create a route will be nice if I could see the altitude.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Importing KML Polygons

                                        It would be great if you could import kml polygon files directly into the app, so you can move laterally between things like Google maps, etc

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  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

                                          8 votes
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