Using the Main Map on GaiaGPS.com

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    gragus

    I am searching for "Camino del Inca" and the system finds a 31km long track that is largely what I was looking for. I click on Send to App and choose high resolution. However, it creates a folder and shows me a track in that folder that has the right name, but is just a few hundred meters long: So clearly not what I selected. Please fix the bug.

    In general, why cant I just use the web interface to select maps as rectangles, set the resolution and cause them to sync?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi,

    I'm sorry you had trouble adding that trail to your folder. I'm not sure what happened there, as I was able to create a folder with the right track length. To save you some time, you can visit my folder here: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/folder/82d8f6c7-86b9-4f2e-8448-2bc2186cfd75/

    Click the 'add to my folders' button (+) to add it to your account. 

    Regarding map downloads from the website, that is a feature we'd like to add eventually, though I don't have an ETA for when. 

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    gragus

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    gragus

    Thank you, Ashli.

    Unfortunately you have picked the wrong trail. I have attached an image with the map you selected and the correct trail marked in yellow. :)

    I just tried the process again in Firefox and Chrome and it did not work again.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi again,

    Ah, I see that now - sorry about that!

    I opened a bug report for the 'send to app' for that trail not working properly.

    While we investigate, you could plot a route along that trail and save it to your account. Here is how to create a route on the website: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003640568-Create-a-Route-on-GaiaGPS-com

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    gragus

    Thanks, Ashli.

    Let me describe my usemcase. Hopefully you can use it to inform your feature prioritization for the future. :)

    I use Gaia (beyond other things) for multi-day hikes and mountain climbs on regular basis. For that, I installed it on a dedicated phone that I use for nothing else. It has no SIM card, but it has a big battery and has GPS enabled. I use a solar cell and a bower bank to recharge.

    Before I leave I need to make sure that all offline maps are installed on the device. Usually, I am not fully sure about the upcoming route, I may deviate from the planned route to varying degrees according to the conditions on the ground. So I need to download the maps with the highest zoom factor (usually, 18) covering a corridor around the planned route. The corridor is several km wide.

    Because zoom 18 takes a lot of space, I need to select the maps as precisely as possible. I have no choice than doing it on my mobile phone, drawing squares around the areas I want to download. However, this is a very lengthy and frustrating process.

    Once maps are selected I can sync it to all my devices using WiFi. However, if I could do my initial selection on the PC, using a big screen, the process would be much more pleasant. And if there was a "big" map with rectangles marking all the map sections already selected for download, it would be even easier to see what I already selected and what I still need to do.

    So for now I have downloaded what I need using the above painful process. I realize you have a lot of work and this may not be up the top of your priority list, but I would be grateful if you would give this matter some consideration.

    Thank you.

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    Nathan

    @gragus

    Thanks for the feedback on how you using the app.

    Can you vote and comment on this similar feature request in the Gaia GPS Community Forums?

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    Happytown

    Is there a way to hide individual folders, tracks, routes etc. on the website, like you can do on the app?  On the app you just hit the slide button for displaying the data or not.  Extremely helpful in decluttering the map without having to delete points.

     

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    Nathan

    @happytown
    Currently, this feature is just available in the app, sorry about that.

    However, toggling off the Sync status for your folders, waypoints, tracks, or routes on gaiagps.com will prevent them from being displayed in the main map on the web; but this will also prevent the data from syncing to your device.

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