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    josham

    Please add a link to the NeoTreks legend on this page. I found it on a different Gaia GPS help page but it would be nice to have them all in one place. http://neotreks.com/maps/legend/

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    phil.enzler

    In Ryanlabruzzo's screenshot, what does the boulder-like icon on the far right mean (over the 3800' topo index)?

    And why don't you have a legend for the Gaia Topo Map? I looked through the resources at the beginning of this article and still don't have the answers I'm looking for. The legend should really be part of the map viewer from the beginning. I shouldn't have to go finding KB articles to understand the map I'm reading.

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    nikarp

    Is there a game distribution overlay (quail, dove, etc.)? It's the only think onX seems to have when planning scouting areas that I can't find in my trail of gaia

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    Nathan

    @nikrap
    Unfortunately, the scaled quail habitat data is in WMS and Gaia GPS only supports TMS or WTMS files. Sorry about that.

    However, you can download the USGS's scaled quail range as a shapefile here: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/59f5e299e4b063d5d307df8d.

    Then, follow these steps to import it as a custom map source through Mapbox Studio.

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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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    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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    herbhoakes

    What do the trails with blue dots mean?  

     

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Springs and waterfalls get marked like this:



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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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    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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    xronwalker

    Just to nudge you along, tipping the scale toward me getting a premium membership would be Gaia making the legends/keys for National Geographic Trail maps available and somehow attached to the map download for android (though it seems like you are trying to figure that out now). I would like, for instance, the difficulty rating of each of the myriad of trials to be easily accessed.

    Perhaps, as the difficulty rating is a key factor for me, rather than (or in addition to) a number on each trail that has to be cross referenced with the legend, there could be a simple 'e' or 'm' or 'd' symbol beside the trail to indicate easy, moderate, difficult. That would seem, to this layman, like a line or two of code in the software to make that happen, but I recognize that everything is always more complicated than it seems.

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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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    ampancini

    Is there a legend available for the Features overlay?

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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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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Scott,

    Yes, the red hashes indicate military areas. 

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    Nathan

    @PattyDuffy
    I've reached out to France IGN and SwissTopo for an official legend that I can add to this article, but in the meantime, here is a legend for France IGN that I found online (it's in French):

    The trails highlights in purple are La Grande Ranfonnée long-distance trails that have been approved by the FFRandonnée.

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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

    @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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    Robyn

    @danielanikodin

    While you're not able to adjust the lettering for maps, some map sources come translated. I recommend trying out:
    - Terrain HD
    - Transport HD
    - Mobile Altas HD

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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

    @nikarp
    We are looking into adding more map sources which will include big game winter and summer ranges.

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    euckilla

    @Nathan
    Found it! Thank you.

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    MasonBerry

    @nathan thanks for the help!!!!

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    Nathan

    @phil.enzler
    The boulder icon represents a boulder field and we are still working on the legend for Gaia Topo. Once finished, it will be added to this article.

    In the meantime, if you have any questions on markings on the map, please click “Submit a Request” above to contact support directly and someone will get back to you shortly.

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    Nathan

    @garretseal
    The Roads & Trails (USFS) overlay is colored coded by the road/trail classification level and I have updated this article to include the legend for this map source. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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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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    billy.hung1

    Can we have a PDF version to download and refer to while we are on the road with no connectivity?

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    kasiaiberto

    Hi,

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


    Thank you,

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    burnettejb

    I just downloaded this app for the primary purpose of printing maps to practice land nav.  Is there a way to set the scale for 1:50000?  I want to be able to make my own courses and use the standard protractors.  Again, is this possible, if so how?

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    misterjones

    While it would be great to have keys/legends integrated into maps (separate tabs, pop-ups, hovers, etc.), I didn’t even know about this page until I stumbled into it just now. I converted it to PDF and cached a local (iBooks) copy on my iPhone. Beats having to get out a paper map just to read the legend!

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