Crashes and other issues

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Mitchell,

    Sorry for the crashes. Are you using an iPad? There is a known iPad search crash that will be fixed in the next update. 

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    mitchelhare

    Thank you Ashli.  Yes, this issue happens on the iPad.  Good to know a fix is in the works.  Do you know if there are any plans to add more paddling resources to the app?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Not that I know of. What type of paddling resources are you interested in?

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    mitchelhare

    Like others have noted on this forum, I think it would be great to plot routes on waterways. The only options are Hiking, Cycling, Driving and straight line routes. I get how you can use straight line plotting for riversbut wouldn’t it be nice to have a paddling snap feature that follows rivers?  I’m also trying to find paddling-focused maps in Gaia with campsites, ‘trails’, public access etc. I’ve found some of that with some of the available maps but none that really felt like I could plan paddling trips. I’ll still play with the app for biking and hiking but it’s just clunky for my kayak use. 

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    Ashli Baldwin

    We've actually got an internal feature request for paddling routing. That's a tricky addition because none of the major routing engine providers have the ability to route along waterways. 

    Nathan, our resident paddler, recommends US Topo as it includes river mile markers in some areas.

    If there is a map that you prefer for paddling that isn't available in Gaia GPS yet, please let me know and I'd be happy to investigate if we can add it.

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    jnbtcr

    Take a look at caltopo.com. Click Add New Object -> Line. Then in the top right corner choose snap to "Hydro" from the drop down. It snaps to OSM water features, which if you have a river that is wider than a line or a lake, it will only snap to the edge/shore (which may or may not be a problem for you). While you're creating a route, you can toggle snap to between hydro and none if you want to paddle across the center of a lake...

    You can the export the route as a gpx and import it to Gaia. I usually make my routes using CalTopo (sorry Gaia).

    I always thought it would be cool if CalTopo and Gaia collaborated because Gaia does the app well and CalTopo does online mapping/map making well... I realize that's probably not feasible. 

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    mitchelhare

    Thanks for the tip on CalTopo. I’ll check it out.

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