Enable Elevation Profile when Following a Route

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    Robyn

    Hi everyone,


    Thanks for posting. I can definitely see how this would be a helpful feature and I too would find this a useful tool when out on the trail.  

    While this currently isn't on the roadmap, I appreciate the feedback and we are listening. 

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    gaia

    Yes, me too. 
    Following an imported track in unknown alpine terrain is very nice but difficult to estimate what is coming up next.

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    dergringo+gaiagps

    Yes please! That would be so helpful when bikepacking in hilly terrain.

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    jmmnsantos

    I usually do trail running following the gpx file. There are some apps which allow you to see in real time all the route and where you are in that moment.
    But I also want an app which allow me to see the elevation profile of all the route and where you are in that moment.

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    amillar54

    Yes - I would love to use this feature.  It needs be be available when off line as well so you can tell where you are, where you need to be and most importantly- the profile..

    Other apps are doing this- why not this one?

    Regards

    Alan

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    samuelgreene

    Come on now. Need this feature so when people are asking if there are any more big climbs, I can answer!

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    john_p_wi

    I asked for this in a different thread nearly a year ago in my preparation for last summers JMT hike.  In addition to displaying the current position on the elevation profile, having waypoints displayed on the profile is also highly desirable.  If campsites / shelters were previously marked with waypoints it then quickly gives you an estimate to the next point in case of unforeseen inclement weather and the associated profile to the quickest point of shelter. This feature would be FAR easier than interpreting TOPO lines in a time of urgency.

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    jwhcambridge

    AllTrails has this feature and it works beautifully and looks great. I'm not sure that the premium Gaia membership was the best way to spend my hard earned cash.  Hope they can "fix" this situation as I love the app otherwise.

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    dalepotter55

    Several Android apps already have this feature.  It should have already been added.  If GAIA doesn't see the need to in the short near future and not year near future, my renewal will not be happening in the future either.   This is just a lazy excuse to put something off when other apps have it readily available.  GAIA may go the way of some other known brands that failed to keep up with the needs of their customers.

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    john_p_wi

    Honestly, it's a shame that GAIA hasn't moved quicker.  They have real user suggestions, input and data at their disposal - yet lethargy in acting on these ideas is bogging them down.  Is it a hiking, hunting, off road, or local dog walking app?  I don't know, there doesn't seem to be a forward direct direction beyond "we're working on it response"...  Still waiting on the Android update for more than a year now - which is not even at parity with the IOS app, let alone new suggestions like this thread.

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    jwhcambridge

    I agree 100%. Its a great app and I could honestly imagine supporting it through a lifetime of hiking adventures but this is a MUST HAVE.  I currently find myself switching between Gaia and AllTrails in the field just to get access to this feature. That is ridiculous. Especially since this feature is there during route creation! All we need is a button to turn the elevation profile display on/off.  Please get this sorted.  And please don't take this the wrong way... we are telling you this because we LOVE you.

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    skedlaya

    Definitely need this feature. I was very surprised that the All Trails app has it and Gaia does not. 

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    stwilhelm

    This request thread seems so fundamental to this type of app that I spent a long time searching for these features in GaiaGPS.   Even more mindboggling is that none of this is on the roadmap.  Why??

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    kevin.vermilion

    Agreed... I'm not going to renew my subscription if this is not added. Such a simple and useful feature which the devs seem to have no interest in implementing.

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    sarbajit.ghosal

    I'm surprised that this feature is not on the roadmap. It seems essential. Is it that difficult to implement?

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    timovanleeuwen

    It is actually really easy to implement... since it’s there already. Needs a bit of ux. And some coding. But the former is also the weakness of Gaia unfortunately :)

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    Chris Tonozzi

    I agree!

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    RodgerGreer

    An interactive elevation profile is a must-have feature for me. AllTrails and Hiking Project both include this functionality, but they lack the power and map selection of GaiaGPS. I really dislike switching back and forth. 

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