Ability to edit a track seems to have disappeared.

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    G&O

    Interesting -- I was just looking for this myself! 
    I'd like to edit a track to (simply) remove the return portion so I can get the exported GPX file to less that 3000 total points for upload to PeakBagger.

    Edit:
    Found this though -- https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003525627-Crop-the-Start-or-Finish-of-A-Track

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    G&O

    But -- Still way too many points for upload...

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    Lucifur

    Ok, I'm using the new Gaia GPS where the ability to edit tracks has gone missing. I've just opened the older Gaia GPS and once my track appeared after syncing, I was able to edit it as described in the link above in G&O's response to my post.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    @Lucifur,

    Sorry, you had trouble cropping your tracks in the new Gaia GPS.

    I saw your posts elsewhere on the Help Center, too. 

    What options appear when you tap the pencil icon for a track in the new Gaia GPS as shown in the Help Center article G&O linked above?

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    Lucifur

    Only three options appear: "edit title", "change color", and "look up elevations".

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Thanks for the additional information.

    I checked your account, and it looks like you have the most recent update to the app. The crop and edit options should appear for you, so I think you may have encountered a bug in the app.

    Do you mind providing a screenshot of the page that shows "edit title", "change color", and "look up elevations" in your app?

    I'm also curious to know if force closing and re-opening the app helps to make the other options re-appear?

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    pcantieni

    I just recently purchased the latest android version of Gaia. After some fumbling around looking for the "edit track" option in the menus, I discovered the blue line with a blue dot at each end at the bottom of the map screen in edit mode.  By experimentation, I learned that this blue line is used to "crop" a track starting at either the beginning or the end of the track. It works, but what a pain!  First you have to pick up either the right or left blue dot with your finger. That can take some practice if your finger is as fat and calloused as mine. (wetting the finger seems to help). Once you have successfully picked up the blue dot, you move it along the bar to crop the track.  BUT, you must release the dot in order to find out how much of your track you have deleted. A small movement of the blue dot results in a large segment of track being erased, so it's almost impossible to erase the track accurately to an exact point on the map. STUPID SET-UP!  It does not appear that the Gaia cloud map offers an "edit track" option of any sort.  My work-around for this is to upload my tracks to Hillmap where I can easily edit and save them. http://www.hillmap.com/

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    jpurdy

    Another solution is to export the track to GPS Track Editor, edit, then re upload to GAIA.  It has a local "filter" that is great to take out the "revolving triangles" if you are stopped and GAIA keeps thinking you are moving and recording making a mess of the track....  GPS track editor is about the simplest way that I have found to clean up tracks.

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    jimtrick46

    Sorry to be late to the party. Was this issue ever addressed? I recently started using Gaia GPS and I would like to trim a "tail" off a track but still can find no way to crop the track. 

    Jim

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    Lucifur

    Go to your saved tracks and choose the one you wish to crop. Tap on the pencil icon and then choose the “crop” option. Use the sliders at the bottom to edit track.

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    jimtrick46

    Sorry but I see no pencil icon. I'm inserting a screen grab from my Chrome browser on my Win10 machine.

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    Nathan

    @jimtrick46
    Sorry for the confusion.

    The track editing feature is just available in the app and you can trim the tail end of your track by following these steps in the Android version of Gaia GPS: Crop Your Tracks (Android).

     

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    jimtrick46

    Thanks for clarifying this. Hopefully, this option will be added to the desktop at some point as for me it's the best environment to perform track editing.

    Jim

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    Kate.Charles

    I have found that the ability to edit a track seems to "disappear" if I haven't said "finish track" yet.  I get the same options Lucifur describes above: "edit title", "change color", and "look up elevations".  Opening the "record" function and requesting "finish track" solved the problem for me.

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    rtpftguy

    When I plugged my iPhone into my GoalZero charger, the app stopped recording my track. So I have a "hole" in the middle of my track. Is there a way to edit the track to "insert" the missing section?  You can see the missing section in the screenshot below. I do not want to crop the route, rename it, or any of the topics listed above. If this feature is not available, I will submit a request. Thanks!




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    Nathan

    @rtpftguy

    I recommend using GPX Editor or Adze to fill in the missing section of your track.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.

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    sampsr

    Once you edit a track on GPX Editor or Adze how do you import the track into Gaia? 

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    Robyn

    @sampsr
    You can upload your edited tracks back to Gaia GPS. by following these steps for
    gaiagps.com, iOS, or Android app

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    map

    I am new to gaiagps but it was strongly recommended.  But I can't figure out if it will match my desired workflow: I want to work on a desktop and customize my maps to then use for printing or for for use on a portable device. I only want to use the small screen device when I need to: ei in the field. I have a huge library of gps tracks I've produced over the years mapping 4x4 roads, trails, property boundaries, etc.  I keep regions in separate gpx files. I thought I could upload these and use them. I can upload them via the web interface but the display style seems fixed and editing is impossible.  I can't even see how to change the display style or change the default display for a type.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi there,

    Can you tell me more about what you're looking to edit? In Gaia GPS you can change the route/track color - and crop a track start/endpoints from the app. On both the website and in the app you can organize your tracks into folders and even sub-folders. More advanced editing, like changing a track to a route, or filtering points isn't possible, and at the moment I'd recommend another piece of software for that, like Adze or GPSTrackEditor.

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    map

    I was just expecting more functionality in the website -- I've been using caltopo for years and was expecting something closer to that. Main shortcoming was not being able to customize how routes show up from the website.  But tracks to routes were something else I expected. I'm fine making tracks in other software (qmapshack or caltopo on the web) but I can't control how they show up on the device except from the android device itself with the small screen. Oh well, I'm happy to support this and I bought with a coupon and am keen to try the android device in the field and see how it goes.  I am partly reviewing options in order to be able to recommend workflows to my students (field based lab) so I don't mind trying subscribing to multiple services in order to understand the options out there -- my past experience was all using usgs maps and/or caltopo on standalone  GPS units.  My students already have smartphones generally so I wanted to try out these approaches.  I don't have windows or mac machines in the lab so I can't try out those programs you recommend but I do find qmapshack fine on linux.  Ideally, the display options could be set in a gpx file itself so I could keep all my data outside of any particular application and simply move the end results over.

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