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    jeremywgoldsmith

    What about symbology for your Gaia GPS Topo Basemap? I want to know what all these symbols stand for?

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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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    rkameika65

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

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Springs and waterfalls get marked like this:



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    dima.kalachov

    Is there a legend for Gaia GPS Topo Basemap?

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    Ashli Baldwin

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

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    wm.scott.corliss

    Ashli,

    I'm guessing the red hash marks are for restricted areas (military bases, etc.), but would like confirmation that that's accurate.

    Thanks.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Scott,

    Yes, the red hashes indicate military areas. 

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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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    Ashli Baldwin

    @braninr, I conferred with our resident off-roading expert, and he says it means "four-wheel trail. Use at your own risk".

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    NinaRose



    Hi,

    What do the grey shaded regions on nps land mean? I saw that it means building or upbuilt area, but there are no buildings in the middle of joshua tree national park, for example.  

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    Ashli Baldwin

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

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    Walter_U

    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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    Nathan

    @Walter_U

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

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    herbhoakes

    What do the trails with blue dots mean?  

     

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    Nathan

    @herbboakes

    The blue dots are trail markers used to designate popular trails on the OpenHikingMap HD map source.

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    eliotmayer

    I am trying to find a legend to show me the meaning of the various solid and dotted lines near the ocean in Waikoloa, HI.  I chose the the Layer,"Gaia Topo (feet)".  The help.gaiagps.com page for legends has lots and lots of info, but I can't relate it to the map.  Please help me find the legend for Layer,"Gaia Topo (feet)"  Thanks.

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    Nathan

    @eliotmayer

    The colored dashed lines on Gaia Topo represent administrative/political boundaries while the black and white dashed lines represent trails.

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    eliotmayer

    Thanks, Nathan.  Is this shown on some online "Legend for Gaia Top Map" that I have been unable to find?

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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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    kasiaiberto

    Hi,

    Where can I find a map legend for Spain IGN Topo?


    Thank you,

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    Nathan

    @kasiaiberto
    The Map Legends article has been updated to include a legend for the Spain IGN map source. Thanks for your patience.

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    kasiaiberto

    Thank you @Nathan

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