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    FrankSmithson

    Does Gaia Maps plan to integrate keys into the maps? Having to keep a downloded copy of this thred is not the best way to use a key. Also, individual maps via National Geographic seem to have variances which makes map reading difficult. Do you have a time estimate for when keys will be integrated?

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    emolafebre

    I love the app, I really do. But I find it annoying that I have to come to this post to look at the legends when I am planning, and even worse that I really can't find legends when in the field. Since each layer has different legend, will there be a development whereby we can access the legend in the field, you know, when you need it? Each is so different, it's hard to remember which Gaia trail is which, alongside understanding NFS trails, MVUM, etc. 

    Or am I blatantly missing something? 

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    ampancini

    Will you consider including a legend tab within the app itself that would include legend info for any currently loaded maps for easy reference?

    Edit: Didn't see the comment from a few days ago somewhat above here. Still, would be great to have this feature on a tab similar to the maps tab!

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    Nathan

    @euckilla
    The USFS MVUM overlay can be found within the Premium Overlays section of the Layers menu. Follow these instructions to find and add more maps: iOS/Android.

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    Nathan

    @osdom
    I have an open a bug report for the missing coverage of the White Mountain National Forest in the USFS MUVUM overlay and I apologize for the trouble. The USFS Classic and the USFS 2016 map layers do include coverage for theWhite Mountain Nationa Forest.

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    MasonBerry

    What are the green/white and yellow/white dashed lines on MVUM mostly in Colorado and Utah?

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    Robyn

    @emolafebre

    Thanks for posting - we definitely understand the importance of having this information readily available.

    We are currently working to add them to the iOS app so you will be able to view the map legend by tapping 'i' in the bottom corner of the map screen.

    If you would like to become a beta tester and try this addition out before it is released. Follow these steps to join the Beta program:
    https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003639548-iOS-Beta-Testers

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    braninr

    question what does the unimproved, 4wd mean on NFS map mean/entail i.e. dirt road, heavy trail 

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    Nathan

    @dbender
    The purple sections of the trail represent steps and the black with red dashes sections are bridges.

    @misterjones & @brian.calvery
    We are working on surfacing legends and making them accessible from the main map.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    @NinaRose the grey shading on Gaia Topo represents bare rock. 

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    brian.calvery

    I'm grateful I found this post, as I've been struggling to decipher the meanings of the icons and other graphics on the map. It would be VERY nice to have the key information integrated into the app/map somehow. Maybe I'm just overlooking it, but on my phone and on the web, I don't see any key information.

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    Nathan

    @FrankSmithson
    We are discussing how to surface the map legends in the app, however, I don't have an ETA for this right now.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Jeremy,

    Here is what the symbols stand for:

    Binoculars = Scenic Overlook

    Mountain = Peak Summit

    Tent = Campsite

    Coal Cart = Mine 

    P = Parking area

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    garretseal

    I am trying to find a legend for the "Roads and Trails USFS" layer. I can only find information on the MVUM layer. I would like to know what the different colors represent. 

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    Robyn

    @billy.hung1


    Thanks for posting. You can save this help center article as a PDF by:

    - In your browser, select File> Print> Select save as PDF instead of selecting a printer.

     

    @xronwalker

    While we aren't able to add markings to the NatGeo Trails Illustrated map, you can use the Discover tab in the app to find hikes based on difficulty level.

    Tap the Discover icon in the bottom center of the app> Tap Filter and select the difficulty level you would like to search for.

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    dbender

    For the Gaia Topo map, I am curious about what is represented by the line decorations on the trail feature in the map below? There are segments of the trail shaded in a thick purple line and other segments that are decorated with a dashed black and red line. What are they? Thanks!

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    Nathan

    @Ryanlabruzzo
    In left to right order:

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    dima.kalachov

    Is there a legend for Gaia GPS Topo Basemap?

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    rkameika65

    what about water source other than the obvious river or lake?

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    Ryanlabruzzo

    Hi I was curious what some of these symbols on Gaia GPS maps are? Someone already identified some above but not these.

     





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    Nathan

    @josham

    Done.

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    PattyDuffy

    Is there a legend for for France IGN Topo and Swiss Topo?  Also, what do the purple vs. black (sometimes dotted) lines mean on the zoomed in level?  Is thereby chance a way to differentiate a ski route from a hiking route?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    No, but the icons I've mentioned above are all specific to Gaia Topo.

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    Nathan

    @MasonBerry
    Thanks for posting.

    The green/white and the yellow/white dashed roads on the MVUM overlay are single track trails open to motorcycles only.

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    Robyn

    @Dakotat797

    Map legends on Android are available through the Help Center section of the app:

    • Open the app> Settings> Help> User Manual and Support> Search Map Legends

    Although, you will need cell service to view it. 

    I can definitely see how this would be valuable information to have while offline. For now, you can save this the legends you need for offline by right-clicking the image> Save Image and save it to your phone. 

    If you have any questions, send a note to support@gaiagps.com - we are happy to help. 

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    Nathan

    @eliotmayer

    We are working on a legend for Gaia Topo and it will be included in this article.

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    Nathan

    @Walter_U

    Sorry, but National Geographic did not provide us with the trail charts for maps. 

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    osdom

    I have no trouble seeing the MVUM overlay trails for the Green Mountain National Forest area in VT, but the extensive trail systems in the White Mountain National Forest in NH and ME do not appear, although they are documented at the USFS site for motor vehicle use for those areas (in 4 pdf’s) at: 

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whitemountain/maps-pubs/?cid=STELPRD3790936

    just as the Green Mtn area trails are in a pdf at:

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3836743.pdf

    Any idea why the info is missing for the White Mtns?

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    ullonw1

    How about the "trail charts" for NatGeo maps? I'd like to know the name of the trails and other info. Is this available anywhere?

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    kasiaiberto

    Thank you @Nathan

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