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    papabehrabq

    I need to add a waypoint somewhere in the middle of an intensive route I already have saved.  Is there no way to do this?  There needs to be a way to break a single route into two pieces, combine two routes into one, etc.  It would be very handy to be able to just insert a waypoint into a route when you realized you didn't add enough clarity to your route.

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    Ashli Baldwin

     

    @papabehrabq

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I agree there should be a way to insert a waypoint to an existing route in the Gaia GPS app on Android.

    I'll go ahead an open an internal request to add that.

    In the meantime, you can edit your routes on gaiagps.com to add additional points, and your changes will sync back to the app, too.

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    tk68

    I too would like to insert a point in the middle of a route.  I use Gaia GPS on the web, iPad, and iPhone.

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    MRC

    How is this done on the gaiagps.com website?  I created and saved a route.  I want to return to it and add things, and edit it. 

    I select Routes from the top right, select the route I saved from the list.  This brings me to me a page with the route shown in a small map, titled up top, with some statistics info underneath.  On top of the Map it shows: Show on Map, Edit Route, Data etc.  But when I select Edit Route it brings me to a page to create a new route (the left pane is blank and says "Click the map to start drawing a route "), and doesn't display the route I had previously saved.

    I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious here.  Thanks for any help.

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    Nathan

    @MRC

    I'm sorry you are having an issue editing your route.

    Can you click 'Submit a Request' above to contact the support team, and let us know the name of your saved route so someone can take a closer look?

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    philipreed

    when I follow the instructions (click 'edit route' , it takes me to 'create route', and not allowed to do any of the things on your list.  current ios, current ver 1.6, and looks different also, (options are: edit title, change color, edit route, convert to area, lookup elevations)

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    philipreed

    interesting, when I click on the 'circled pencil' for a 'track', I get the options to: edit title, change color, crop track, convert to area, lookup elevations.  Is it possible to edit a track?

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    philipreed

    it appears one cannot 'edit' an existing route, i.e. long press, create a point of the line and move it, and I'm specifically talking about anywhere other than the ends, is that correct?  The 'how to edit a track or route' help is confusing me.

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    philipreed

    ok, I see on the 'create route' you are allowed to only extend from the ends, you might want to change 'create route' to extend route'.  Also, going to 'create route' from edit route, places automatically a new waypoint at each end of the route, touch and move one, and a new 'snap to' route automatically fills in when switched to 'hiking mode', EXTREMELY CONFUSING at first .  Also...I extended the new waypoint away from the end of the existing line (hiking mode) and circled it around to watch the elevation contour at the bottom, cute feature.

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    philipreed

    ok, so I'm back to my original issue, what are the blue circles on my tracks and routes (showing up on both imported or created in the ios app, rts and tracks), and is it possible to 'hide' them?

    sorry about this, still working with the extending a line function (create a route on an existing line), in saved routes, clicking on edit route, taking me to, create route, and automatically creating a waypoint blue dot at each end of the line, man is it hard and confusing when trying to extend just one side or the other (hike mode). when going from straight line (bird) mode to hike mode, a snap to line joins the existing 2 ends and sometimes the line is extended from the left side, sometimes the right.  To extend the original line to the 'right' I have to tap the newly created waypoint on the 'left'  (which is now at the endpoint of a new snapped line I did not want) and slid it right to extend the right side of the line.

    Why not let the user decide which end of the line to tap on to create a new blue dot/route extension( btw, not the same blue dots with the white outline showing up on imported tracks) on  the existing line and let me start at the end I'm working with?  This automatic blue circle at each end and the automatic snap to (a route I don't want) is,,,,bs.

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    Nathan

    @philipreed
    Editing Routes
    When opening a route in edit mode, you can long press anywhere on the map to extend the route. To modify the beginning or middle of the route, drag and drop any of the blue routepoints or the white interval distance icons.

    The screenshots above show the steps to edit a route in the Android version of Gaia GPS, though the steps are similar in the iOS version and I have written a new article to just covering editing routes in the iOS app: Edit a Route in the iOS app. Sorry for the confusion.

    Editing a Track
    It is possible to trim the beginning or end of a saved track in the app.

    Blue Circles
    When editing a route, the blue circles represent the routepoints used to originally create the route. However, if you are seeing blue circles along your routes and tracks when viewing the main map, then those blue circles represent distances markers which can be hidden by following the steps in this article: Setting Marker Distance.

    If you need further assistance, please click 'Submit a Request' above to contact the support team directly.

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    philipreed

    thank you very much!  I'm a happy camper!  PS - please consider a forum feature that takes you back to ones own comments.  Mine were not in the 'sorted by comment' list (maybe because they were follow on comments?)  Yes, I will look for the place where this request goes.  Again, thanks.

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