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    geoffrey.m.campbell

    How do you view the elevation profile for a saved route? I'd like to track elevation while riding...

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Here are instructions to find the elevation profile for a saved track or route: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003523587

    There isn't a way to display a live elevation profile while riding, but you can vote on the feature idea for that here: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115006981787

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    jacobnigro90

    Is there a way to get the specific mile marker for a given point on a route? I have a route I've created, and want to find out at what milepoint various potential camp locations are.

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    steverohde

    I have the same question as jacobnigro90:  Is there an easy way to add evenly-spaced points/waypoints/markers to a route?

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    Nathan

    @jacobnigro90 & @steverohde

    Yes, you can use the Distance Markers & Notifications feature to add specific mile markers to your route. When the "Markers" option is on, blue dots will be added to all of your routes at the interval you selected.


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    hyperphil

    But how do you label the markers with mileage (.25, .50, etc)?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    @hyperphil,

     

    There isn't a way to label the distance markers, but they will always show at the distance you have selected for your distance markers in settings. 

    You could use the distance markers as a guide to plot waypoints - then label the waypoints. 

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    jschrock

    How do I get the compass bearings on each leg of a route? I’ve dug around but there is nothing intuitive available.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi jschrock,

    While you can get bearing from your current location to the start of your route, or your current compass bearing, there isn't a way to show bearing from one point to another along a route. 

    You could request that feature on our forums, which you can find here: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/community/topics

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    joostov

    Hi Ashli,
    I just downloaded the free version in search for an app to help me plan(create) treks/rides on my phone (android). I really like the functionality of the route creation, but an profile is not appearing. Not during creating as in the article above and just empty under Statistics. Is this just paid version or are the DEMs/DTMs just available for a small part of the world? (tried Korea, Hawaii and Chile) thanks, Joost

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    danchiasson

    Are there any plans to make the snap to trail feature usable offline? This is a truly great feature (my favorite feature of Gaia GPS), but requiring an Internet connection is a major showstopper. As mentioned in the article, "plans change", and oftentimes, they change while in the field, usually with no Internet connection. Being able to calculate an approximate distance and elevation profile along a defined (or hand traced) path would be immensely useful (and could be a life-saving feature in some unplanned situations, e.g. weather, animal encounter, etc.)

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Nathan

    @danchiasson
    Adding the option to use the Snap-to-Trail feature offline would be a great addition to the app. Please vote and comment on the feature request for this:

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    xtremejpe

    Can i download a list of the way points from the route ?  I need the long / lat for a special kids retreat game.

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    Nathan

    @xtremejpe
    The best way to access all the lat/long coordinates for your route, is to download the route as a GPX file and then open the GPX file with a text editor or Excel.

    If you route includes saved waypoints, the coordinates for your waypoints will be tagged like this: <wpt>waypoint details</wpt>.

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    Evan

    I am having trouble getting the altitle profile/max/min altitude of tracks created in the "straight line" mode. They just come up blank after I save the track and check the statistics. I dont have this issue with the hiking mode but as I am trying to use it for skiing right now i am cutting across trails so when i use the hiking mode it snaps to the trail and is taking me 40 miles off course. Is there something I am missing in how to get elevation profiles with the straight line mode or with getting the hiking mode to register that I am cutting across trailes? Thank you.

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    Nathan

    @Evan
    I'm sorry there was an issue with the elevation profiles for your routes and I noticed you also sent an email. I have followed up with more information via email.

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    nickwray

    I am having trouble creating routes.  My issue is that my route starts on a road, follows a trail say South of the road.  At the farthest point it crosses the road that I started on, follows it for about 50 yards and then follows a trail on the North side of the road back around to the starting point.  The problem is that the App connects the starting road segment to the crossing road segment (finishing the loop as if I followed the road back).  It adds the mileage and elevation as if I walked down the road, turned around walked back up the road and then joined the Northern trail.  This results in the path being around twice as long as it actually is.  Is there any way to turn off the "auto connect" feature?  Thanks

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    nickwray

    Another problem I'm having related to the above post is I have a route that is shaped like a balloon on a string.  I follow my route up the "string" and around the balloon (a loop trail).  When I try and go back down the string to the starting point the App won't allow the path to go back to the starting point.  The path ends where I rejoin my old route at the top of the "string."  

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    Nathan

    @nickwray
    I'm sorry you are having an issue creating your route.

    Can you let me know the coordinates of the routing issue where you want the route switch from the road segment to the trail segment?

    Yes, you can turn off the Snap-to-Trail routing by switching the routing mode to straight-line (bird icon).

    When plotting an out-n-back route (balloon on a string), I recommend adding the routepoints for the return section to the side of the out section and then drag/drop the routepoint onto the out section of the route.

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    nickwray

    Nathan, the coordinates are:   40.70558, -111.68978

    Millcreek Canyon Utah

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    Nathan

    @nickwray
    Thanks for letting me know the coordinates and I have corrected the trail/road intersection. My edits should be live in about a week after the routing database updates.

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    beverly10

    I've lost the elevation changes  stats (up and down) on the upper control bar on the map. How do I get it back?

     

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    Robyn

    @beverly10
    You can adjust the upper control bar to display the elevation stats by following these steps for Apple or Android.

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