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  1. View Elevation Profile of a Track

    I would really like to view a track's elevation profile and have the GPS show me where I am on that track. This would be a very simple way to see whats ahead...a lot of climbing, or a lot of decent.

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Track area

      Area estimate based on waypoints. Essential function for firefighters!!

      7 votes
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        3 comments  ·  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…

        64 votes
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          9 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The idea of a desktop application like Garmin BaseCamp is attractive.

          If I knew Gaia Cloud's API's I might start putting into place my own Mac or Windows application that enables offline work and syncing to Gaia Cloud.

          32 votes
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          • 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.

            23 votes
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              3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More than one folder

              It would be great if tracks, routes, waypoints could exist in more than one folder at a time. It would be much easier to string routes together in this fashion--there would be no need to remove them from the other folders in which they reside. Just create a new fold and toggle on / off the show on map setting as desired.

              13 votes
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                2 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!

                16 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How about properly addressing the fact that many GPS' have stopped working??

                  An Apple 'Senior Tech Advisor' and Garmin support are blaming Gaia for the fact that the most recent version of the GLO (not the old version) has stopped working with GAIA. GAIA claims Apple has acknowledged it is IOS 8.3's fault, but GAIA has provided no proof for this and the other 2 companies are making a strong case that it is in fact GAIA's fault. Meanwhile it's radio silence from GAIA...

                  10 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Manually rotate map

                    The ability to manually rotate the map would awesome!

                    I know u can make move to your compass but I'm looking for the ability to rotate it manually. It's useful when setting routes and waypoints in advance from home.

                    7 votes
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                    • Direct link between "Trip Computer" and "Map Screen"

                      I think it would be great if we could have a DIRECT LINK between the MAIN MAP SCREEN and the TRIP COMPUTER SCREEN, without having to go back to the menu every time.
                      I’m sure I’m not the only one going very often from one screen to the other… It could just be an icon-link like the ''Record button'' that you can set at the bottom of the map screen, but this one would bring us directly to the trip computer. And same for the Trip computer screen : an icon-link that would bring us back directly to the map.

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Follow loaded track on Apple Watch

                        Is it possible to load a track in .GPX format and follow it in real time on the Apple Watch ?

                        2 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • vertical height announcement

                          Announce vertical height climbed. Should be able to set the height, e.g. 500 ft, 1000 ft, etc. Adding a buzzer to the spoken announcement would be great -- sometimes I cannot hear the announcement even with the volume on high.

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                          • Declination Should Be Included in Guide Me Bearings

                            Changing my iPhone 6+ Gaia North Reference from True to Magnetic only changes the compass at the top of the topo by 11 degrees declination. Regardless if the setting is True or Magnetic, Guide Me bearings are True North only and do not reflect declination.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add satellite constellation and signal strength plot

                              A window showing the available satellite constellation, satellites currently being used, and their individual signal strengths would be helpful.

                              3 votes
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                              • Gaia GPS Notification Center widget

                                Is it possible to come up with a iOS Gaia GPS Notification Center widget displaying a few stats like distance, altitude, etc?

                                It would be nice to be able to see a few stats without having to unlock the iPhone. Being able to select what stats are visible in the widget would be nice, but not critical.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New coordinates type

                                  Hello.
                                  Can you add the European UTM ED50 coordinates. It will be good to my work place and allot of workers in my workplace will buy this app (about 20 new purchases).
                                  Thank you.

                                  2 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Adding waypoints from the map on gaiagps.com does not work

                                    OS X 10.10.2
                                    Chrome 43.0.2357.81
                                    Safari 8.0.4

                                    Go to gaiagps.com. Log in. Click 'Map'. Click the 'Add waypoint' button. Click 'Create waypoint'.

                                    Nothing happens.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      35 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Offline maps for long hiking tours

                                        I need offline maps with reasonable details for hiking on an 3.000km tour.

                                        3 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Pinch/Zoom for Auto-Rotated Map

                                          When you set the map to auto-rotate, showing you where you are looking, AND then attempt to pinch/zoom, it rotates back to the default North orientation.

                                          It would be help to allow the user to pinch/zoom the map while it is auto-rotated to the direction they are looking as they plan their next move.

                                          2 votes
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