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  1. Desktop (OSX and Windows) software for map downloading and planning routes

    Make a desktop version that links via bluetooth to GPS in phone. The advantages would be a larger screen with with more disc space for larger maps. The laptop could be used for online navigation in an automobile.

    99 votes
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      10 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Manage multiple waypoints/tracks, add multi-select for deletion/folders/export/color

      Be able to move multiple waypoints to a folder at once and also be able to select and export waypoints all at once (maybe in a folder?) rather than having to export one at a time.

      72 votes
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        15 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom waypoint symbol support when importing/exporting GPX/KML files

        When importing GPX or KML files custom waypoint symbols to be imported also, rather than getting the default red pin

        12 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • offline search, include autocomplete for cities/trails/parks/POIs/personal data

          Would it be possible to search for landmarks, rivers, bayous, etc?

          30 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • real full screen mode? like original Gaia GPS? not just landscape mode, hide most buttons, even top toolbar

            I have an iPhone 6 plus and would love to be able to use the entire screen when navigating. A bottom bracket with trip data can be hidden, but an upper bar with icons remains on screen and takes up precious screen space, especially in landscape mode.
            Thanks!

            -Alex B

            100 votes
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              12 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display tracks and routes on the GaiaGPS Apple Watch app

              The GaiaGPS Apple watch app currently has one major drawback - no tracks or routes are shown on the watch app while in Map view. Two possible ways in which this could be addressed:

              1. In the iPhone app, add a "Show on Apple Watch" tick box for individual tracks and routes. The tracks and routes which have this box ticked should diplay on the watch app, the others shouldn't.

              2. Display the active track or route on the watch when navigating (receiving wrist taps on the watch when offcourse a certain distance would be really useful too).

              14 votes
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                6 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add smoothing to improve elevation and speed data

                The elevation and max speed data are often spectacularly different from reality or even between different traversals of the same track. For example, I periodically cycle a 38 mile route that your new route creation tool shows as having a ~900 ft total ascent, which I believe is correct. The app, though, will show a total ascent of anywhere from 2500-5000 feet depending on the particular ride. Similarly, the max speed is also totally unreliable. I've had rides where the app said my max speed was 85-90 mph, when in reality it was probably no more than 35-40.

                Presumably both…

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • social - follow friends, comment on photos/tracks, report on trails (in the app, not on gaiagps.com)

                  I'd love to be able to follow a few friends so that I could see when they've posted a new track!

                  8 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Videos That Demonstrate How To Use All The Fearures-Videos need to be thorough and not too quick

                    There are few videos demonstrating how to use Gaia to its full potential. Further, the videos that exist are severely abridged. We can get more use out of Gia if there were good instructional videos. It would also help the product sell better.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • full featured track/route editor

                      I would really like the ability to specify recording interval, and to manually edit points on my tracks. I would like to manually edit individual points. Not just clip tracks. For what it's worth the current track clipper is horrible. It's very cumbersome to use.

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

                        17 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • search on website gallery/map sucks

                          I looked up "Surprise Lake." There's probably at least one lake by that name in all 50 U.S. states. But the screen filled with search results for lakes with every name imaginable but that one. I narrowed it by adding "new york" and "NY," and did no better. Useless! Where's the UX team?

                          3 votes
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                          • 2 votes
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                            • add things to more than one folder, folders should be more like tags

                              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.

                              14 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • obscure coordinate types - UTM ED50, New Zealand TM

                                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.

                                6 votes
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                                  5 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.)

                                  22 votes
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                                  • Ability to access, create, and enter data into FileMaker FM Go (mobile app) database 'record' for each waypoint.

                                    Similar to current camera \Photos functionality. Could the FM Go records be attached to the kmz exportFile, for display in Google Earth, similar to the database component of a shapefile? Even if you have to toggle to the FM Go app, as long as you could attach the record to a waypoint and display it as pop-up info, it would be a wonderful way to methodically collect and compare the same types of information about different waypoint locations. Thank you for your consideration, and an already great app.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Deleting routes

                                        Deleting hundreds of routes takes forever to swipe. Would like an option to select multiple then delete.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • option for +/- zoom controls on map

                                          Currently the only way to zoom in and out on the iPhone app map view is by using two finger pinch gestures. Having the option to show a "+" and "-" button in the map view would make zooming in and out when hiking more convenient.

                                          7 votes
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