Measure and Plan Routes

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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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