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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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    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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    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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    studiolyons

    Hi,

    Printed maps are not dated. Can I assume the MN indicator in the compass rose is accurate and recent (within a year)?

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    tompinnegar

    Hi, is there a legend for the Trailbehind POIs? I've been trying to work some of them out for a few months now and the precise meaning of most of them is still a mystery. Thanks

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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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    Nathan

    @studiolyons
    Are you referring to the compass option on the gaiagps.com print preview page?

    If so, the magnetic north indicator is calculated for the area you have selected to print based on the current time.

    If you've got a specific map in mind that shows a compass rose, let me know and I can definitely investigate that for you.

    @tompinnegar
    If you are using an Android device, you can view the category names for the Trailbehind POIs icons in the Layers menu, and tapping the icon on the main map will display the name of the POI.

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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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    euckilla

    I just got the app, so excuse my ignorance, but I cant find the MVUM overlay anywhere. Can you help me with that?

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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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