Create a Route on GaiaGPS.com

Follow

Comments

24 comments

  • Avatar
    jonathan.cano.940

    I'd like to make road biking routes.  Is there an option to "snap to (paved) road"?

    Also, it would be nice to have a road bike layer that is separate from a mountain bike (trails) layer.

    EDIT: OK, I followed the steps and it snapped to the road.  Awesome.

  • Avatar
    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi, 

    Also check out OpenCycleMap HD for a road bike layer!

  • Avatar
    BonnyGulden

    I created points accidentally and could not sort out how to change/delete them and not end my work. Ctrl Z would be nice :-)

  • Avatar
    Ashli Baldwin

    Bonny, 

    You can click the point and then the trash can that appears to delete it.

  • Avatar
    EliseL

    Is there a simple way to turn a route into an out-and-back rather than just one way?

  • Avatar
    Nathan

    @EliseL

    You can create an out-and-back route by dropping the final point for your route next to the beginning of the route and then drag and drop the point to be in the exact same place as your first point.

  • Avatar
    BobbyD

    Is there a way to import a GPX file of a track into Gaia for use on my iPhone Gaia App?  I saved a track from my old GPS unit and want to follow it again on my phone using Gaia.  I didn't want to have to redraw it.

  • Avatar
    Ashli Baldwin

    BobbdyD,

    Yes, here are instructions to import directly to the app: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003639048-Import-GPX-and-KML-files-in-Gaia-GPS-for-iOS

    Alternatively, you can upload to your account online at http://www.gaiagps.com/upload.

  • Avatar
    BobbyD

    Excellent. Thanks Ashli, that works great.

  • Avatar
    michaelbest01

    Can you create a route from a list of waypoints? I'd like to be able to set up my list of various waypoints for a hike then create various routes.

  • Avatar
    michaelbest01

    Can you edit a route by adding more waypoints at various places within the route?

  • Avatar
    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Michael,

    You can't create a route based on a list of waypoints, but if you import the waypoints, you could use them as a guide to trace your route.

    Also, yes -- you can tap on the route in edit mode to add or remove waypoints. 

  • Avatar
    andrew

    Is it possible to create a route that has some sections snap-to-trail and some sections straight-line? I'd like to plan long bike rides (100km+) that follow trails for the most part but occasionally go off-trail for short sections. It's no fun to be halfway through planning a 200km snap-to-trail route only to find out that that tiny section of trail that you *know* goes through, is not recognised by the map...

  • Avatar
    Ashli Baldwin

    Andrew,

    If the trail is not available on the map, the router should revert to straight-line mode for that portion automatically.

  • Avatar
    andrew

    Aha, got it working now.

    I was trying to click from one snap-to-trail point on a road, across an area with no roads, to a point on another road. It would always reroute the looong way round using roads rather than putting a straight-line section for my little shortcut.

    After reading the gaiagps.com feature request forum, I realised I had to click from my snap-to-trail point to a point just off the road I wanted to shortcut to, presumably so the router couldn't find a way to route to it via roads - then it would make a direct straight-line section for me. Then my next point could be on the actual road I wanted to shortcut to. 

    Simple when you know how but it was a little hard to find.

    Thanks for the help Ashli.

  • Avatar
    stevenboise

    When I created my route, it was snapping to dirt road, but then it did straight line for part of it too. I didn't realize this till I saved it and saw the full picture of the trail.

    I went into "edit route" to fix this, but every time the editor opened, it wanted me to add to my route with another point.....very frustrating as I would have to add an additional point after my route ended, delete that point then go edit those straight lines to the trail.

    Is that issue with forcing me to add a point after my end point a glitch or am I doing something wrong?  As soon as I open "edit route" the line is extended from my end point with a new point on my cursor.  I don't see a button to turn it off.....but I've missed buttons before too.

  • Avatar
    stevenboise

    To go along with my last comment, now I have all these points (dots) all over my map from trying to edit my route and the software wanting to continually add to my route.  I've managed to figure out that in order to stop the route line being extended I have to add a point, then delete it (frustrating), but all these other dots all over the map keep returning after I delete them then save.

    They won't die!  LOL

  • Avatar
    Nathan

    @stevenboise

    After opening your route in Edit Mode, you can select and edit any of your routepoints without having to first create a new routepoint. Sorry for the confusion.

    The dash line from the end of your route to your cursor is shown in case you wish to extend your route and can not be toggled off.

    As for the extra routepoints, can you click 'submit a request' above to send us a bug report with the web browser you are using so we can take a closer look at what the issue might be?


  • Avatar
    stevenboise

    "The dash line from the end of your route to your cursor is shown in case you wish to extend your route and can not be toggled off."

    Okay, I guess I get that.....but the only way to "toggle it off" is to add a point to the end of my route that is already finished.  Then I have to delete that additional point before editing any part of my completed route.

    Since that feature seems to be programed into the software, I'm thinking it might be nice to get rid of it.  Seems silly to default to "you must to add to your route" instead of "do you want to add to your route" before you start editing your route.

    But that's just my $0.02.

    I'll submit a request for the other issue.

  • Avatar
    tobi.casillas

    Hello, 

    Is it possible to add the feature of automatically create the return path after creating the one way path ? It is very useful when you prepare a way-and-return hiking. Maybe it already exists and in that case I would be grateful if someone could show me the trick. 

    For the moment I leave it as a one way path or I create manually the return path by adding waypoints for the return. But it is very painful because if you add a waypoint on the already existing path, it considers it as a new waypoint within the path and not a new path to create from the last waypoint. Hence I have to manage to add new waypoints, which are not located on the path I have just created, and still on the map's track to let Gaia calculate automatically the route. 

    Thanks in advance ! 

    Thibaut

  • Avatar
    Nathan

    @tobi.casillas

    That's a great idea, would you mind opening a new feature request for this so other users can vote for your idea?

    In the meantime, when creating the return portion of your route I recommend creating the return routepoints to the side of your route and then drag and dropping them onto the existing route.

  • Avatar
    tobi.casillas

    New feature request done ! And thanks for the "meanwhile" tip, I didn't think of this way of proceeding. It will be much more handful than my way of doing this.

  • Avatar
    akinney031081

    When creating a new route, the snap to trail feature is great but I often get to a trail where it will not snap regardless of the map source that I use.  Nor will it snap to any of my tracks that are not represented by actual map trails.  I have to cancel and start over with a manual line route.  This is very frustrating.  Is there a way to create a single route with a mixture of trail snap and manual lines?  If not, this would be a great feature add along with a toggle for also snapping to tracks.  Please let me know if I am doing something wrong.

  • Avatar
    Nathan

    @Adam Kinney
    Yes, the route builder will automatically switch over to straight-line mode if the route you are plotting diverges from the trails on Gaia Topo.

    If the straight-line mode is not kicking in automatically, please click “Submit a Request” above and included a copy of your route along with the coordinates of the area.

Please sign in to leave a comment.