Public API for Automated Uploading of Waypoint Data to gaia.com

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    sjmj3us

    Yeah. I like the idea of a public API. I could write my own mini application to do the things I want. 

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    jellsworth

    I would very much like to see api options. I am actually more interested in reading data from Gaia using APIs..

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    matt.akers.1

    I work as a Guide for a Seattle based outdoor adventure service.  We are developing an app for our guides and a critical component to the planning phase is Whiteout Navigation and a Tour Plan / Itinerary.  An API would be incredible.

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    dana.greenlaw

    I want to automatically post my Gaia GPS trips to Strava. If there were an API, the rest would be simple!

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    dsmith

    Count me in for an API as well. I find that the gaiagps.com site is really a poor substitute for real desktop mapping software for planning complex trips. I'd love it if it was, but I understand that it's not a huge focus (heck, you can't even add a waypoint by lat/lon!). 

    However, if there was an API, I could write my own tooling to synchronize gaiagps with my local data from other planning software, which would massively improve my workflow. A community of contributed tooling could emerge, reducing the need for the Gaia team to implement everything themselves.

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    dsmith

    I've been working on this to suit my own needs recently. It might be useful to people on this thread:

    https://github.com/kk7ds/gaiagpsclient

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    jellsworth

    @dsmith That is awesome! Thanks for posting. I will give it a try.

    Hopefully Gaia sees the value and embraces it... or at least doesn't make changes to block it.

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    sjmj3us

    Very nice, thank you.

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    erclerico

    Oh yes please please APIs. Inbound APIs require rules and support and ways to protect your servers and limit usage. Outbound calls to IFTTT with a small payload of meta data that could be used to aggregate events on a Google Sheet, for example, would be super neat. And if you offer a limited set of event triggers it shouldn't be too burdensome to your infrastructure. 

    For example - I complete a track; the milage, gain, time duratin, begin/end points etc all get recorded on a Google Sheet because I configured my GAIA app to call IFTTT when that event is posted to my GAIA cloud storage. Fun!

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