Substantial discrepancy in route elevation between reality, route creation, and saved route

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi,

    I opened a bug report for the graph values not matching between the details page and edit page -- sorry about that!

    If you recorded a trip where the elevation was drastically different from the route you created, would you be able to share that with me, along with the route in Gaia GPS?

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    jbr

    Thanks! To make sure I've communicated clearly: It's not the absolute elevations on the graph that differ, but the cumulative elevation gain/loss for the route.

    As far as recorded-activity discrepancies, the data I'm comparing to usually comes from my Garmin Fenix 3's barometric altimeter.  I can provide gpx/tcs/fit files or links to strava activities.  If that helps, I'll compile several — this is a systematic enough problem that it won't be hard to find some that are substantially off.  Just last night I went for a run that gaia said was 5100' gain/loss but my watch said was 3100' — and I even added an extra climb that wasn't in the route (and that discrepancy fairly common all over my state, and not just in one general area).  If I choose edit on the route, it says ~3700', which is much closer to what my watch said, if a little exaggerated. [edit: I just updated the gaia route to reflect the added climb, and now it says 5400' and the edit screen shows 4200']

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    Ashli Baldwin

    GPX tracks would be great for comparison. You can email those to support@gaiagps.com and ask for Ashli and I'll take a look!

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