Display or Hide Tracks, Routes, Waypoints, etc on gaiagps.com

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi there,

    There isn't a way to selectively hide tracks on the main map on gaiagps.com -- sorry about that. 

    This post can serve as an official feature request for that!

    In the meantime, I do have a workaround that might help you achieve what you want. 

    When you visit one of your Folders on gaiagps.com, you can view a map that only contains items in that folder. To selectively view a set of items, simply add them to a folder. 

    Here is more information about managing folders on gaiagps.com: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003640648-Managing-Folders-on-gaiagps-com

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    archery

    Yes, hide selected folders or tracks please.

    Mouse navigation input is disabled in the preview window used with the workaround.

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    da_kook

    Seems to be a simple request. Just add a show / hide check box. I have way too many tracks that are in the way. PLEASE add this feature.

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    jdposthumus

    Yes, it would really help if selected tracks and even folders could be hidden.

    In areas where I have multiple tracks recorded it becomes very confusing.

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    rickj

    Yes, I'd like to be able to selectively hide routes and tracks.

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    nanlloy

    I am having the same problem.  I'm not able to have only a selected track appear.  This can be confusing when trying to follow a specific track.  The different colors help,but they frequently overlap other tracks, and sometimes lighting makes the colors hard to differentiate.

    Thank you for your help.

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    reeshot

    Yes, please add a feature to hide folders.

    And while you are at it, can someone clean off my desk and my camping gear?

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    hoksibish

    +1 for this feature request! Would really like to have the ability to toggle folders on the web!

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    rich.messeder

    @Ashli Baldwin: I can't get any combo of clicks and folders to do what you seem to suggest. I put all my routes into certain folders. One folder is called 'current view'. If I try to show that one, I get them all. I'd like specific steps.

    All these suggestions should be easier to find, such as if they were in an organized Help file. As it is, I am scrolling through 100s of threads, looking for what I want. And in this case, I can't make sense of the answer.

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    Nathan

    @rich.messeder
    Sorry for the confusion on viewing just the items in a folder.

    Ashli was referring to the preview map on the data summary page for your folder.
    1. Click the drop-down menu by your profile name
    2. Folders
    3. Click the name of the Folder you wish to view.
    4. Click the expand icon to view only the items in the folder.

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    mrowen

    Yes Please!!! I agree 100% on needing the ability to see just selected routes for trip planning purposes. All of these workarounds are weak in comparison to how it works in the ios app. just go to the list and turn on and off. SO EASY. it would also be nice to see a side panel of your routes in list form life we have in the ios ipad app. 

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    steven.stock

    Please add a feature on gaiagps.cpm that allows hiding tracks, routes, waypoints, folders, etc.  The problem with your work-around is you cannot create routes in the folder view.  Without the hide feature making routes which overlap some portion of an existing route is extremely difficult on the main map which is the only place you can plot a new route (Catch 22).  Alternatively allowing for the creation of new routes within an existing folder might even be a better solution, so count this message as a vote for the hide feature on the web site AND ALSO A NEW FEATURE REQUEST for the ability to plot a new route (or waypoints) in the folder view on gaiagps.com.  Two for one?

     

    I am converting people in the local clubs to gaiagps.com, but feature corrections like this are necessary for true power users to accept gaia, so please help me help you.  

     

    Steve Stock

    Prescott Arizona, member the Off Road AZ No Club Club and also the Prescott Open Trails Association

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    rich.messeder

    I still don't know why this is missing. I have developed many products over the years, and one of my first steps is to research the market and see what works and what doesn't. In this case, I have been using DeLorme for 20 years, and have used several brands of GPSRs. As unusual as is the DeLorme Topo UI, it gets the job done better than any other, and this is one of the key features that it handles. What made you think that it was not worth including? I use preplanning as much as possible so that I can avoid working on my phone and tablet. They are nowhere near as convenient to work on as my desktop.

    You are not alone...Garmin recently bought out DeLorme, and promptly kill the GPS line. I figured, well, Garmin is pretty big, I'll just buy a Garmin GPS and get on with it. HUGE disappointment. Garmin is nowhere near as good as DeLorme, after all these years of dev. I have spent many hours with tech support emails and chat, only to discover that they don't have answers for their own products. One of the key failures is the subject of this thread. DeLorme makes it so easy to manage my tracks and routes. (It's not an ideal product, so don't misunderstand me there.) After struggling with the mess on my dekktop, just like with Gaia, I turned to the web to find that the same questions were asked by many.

    I have been putting GaiaGPS to the test with DeLorme and Garmin. I am impressed with what Gaia produces. The down side is performance and battery life, but I can handle the battery life with a power pack. I find that the Gaia display is by far my favorite. It rivals the PN-60 for detail and precision, and wins because the display is larger on my Note 4, and the Note 4 has a higher pixel density.

    But managing tracks and routes on the desktop should be one of your highest priorities. I just looked on the release notes web page, and the most recent update for the web is Jan 2017...2 years ago...is the web page behind?

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    bobs

    Please add a feature on gaiagps.com that allows hiding tracks, routes, waypoints, folders, etc. Not having this is holding me back on telling other people to use this program. I have so many tracks, routes, that Gaiagps is is getting worth less to try and do a preplan trip on it,

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    floatsflyer

    Consider this another request to add the ability to hide/show data on gaiagps.com. The IOS platform has this feature so why shouldn’t the online version have it too? As others have stated, it is far easier to route plan on a PC than doing so on iPad or iPhone. 

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    jurquijo

    Add me to the list. This feature has been lacking for a long time. Would love to remove the clutter of tracks on the online version. The Gaia app on my phone is fantastic while I’m on a hike, but I PLAN my trips on a PC. Please make this happen!

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    michaeltaylormedia

    I'd like to add another request for this as well. Being able to hide/show tracks would be a HUGE help, especially while planning. When I plan trips I like to be able to quickly toggle on/off tracks in the surrounding area for reference, but need to be able to hide them so I can clearly see the track I'm trying to create!  Thanks for a stellar product, this feature would make it that much better! 

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    bdwgen

    We really do need this. This thread has been open for a year.  Does anyone at Gaia read this stuff?

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    steven.stock

    I was reading on another thread (regarding areas) and the people posting to that thread are also talking about how GaiaGPS needs to allow that feature to work from the web site.  This does seem to be a theme in the user base that even though Gaia was originally sold as an app the ability to plan on a computer is a critical bit of functionality.  The other thread made note of two pieces of data, first that a redo of the map subsystem was taking longer and consuming more resources than expected and that two additional developers were being added as of the first of the year to aid with maps.  Not sure what this means to the schedule but it would be very helpful if the Gaia folks would feed back to us users whether the requested features are on a list of planned updates and if so whether they have projected an ETA yet.  Gaia?  Gaia?  Anyone?

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    matthewsclark

    Yes, I have way too many routes and points to always show them. This COULD be solved if you could edit and add tracks and waypoints from the view folder screen but it makes more sense to overhaul the web interface and make it more similar to the experience of using something like Arc GIS online, on any other layer or folder based interface that allows easy hiding and showing of what ever you want. PLEASE add this soon, getting really hard to plan routes and manage my data. Thanks!!

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    steven.stock

    One thing I just discovered is in the overlay tab on the web site you can un-select the My Tracks and it will turn off all your tracks and routes on the main map.  Not exactly ideal behavior but if you are working on a route on a busy section of the map you can at least have a clean palette to work on.  One tip I have is if you are working on a route and you need to know where an existing track or route goes you can set way points to guide your layout of the new route.  I wonder why the GaiaGPS web site developer did not suggest this.  Do these folks know/use the product they are working on?

    Steve

     

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    rich.messeder

    Thanks for this tip!!! I had seen in the past the effect of turning off the track layer, but then assumed that it also killed the ability to create a new track. Works great. Unfortunately, as soon as the track is created, it is added to the track layer, and then you are back in the soup. BUT you do get a clean slate to create the track, and that is a huge improvement.

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    Padraic

    As a State SAR instructor, I have been using Gaia for many years. I would like to know if the ability to turn off selective tracks on a map and email specific tracks (not all of the tracks) as GPX files would be p be possible in the near future or will this take a substantial change to the base programing of the software? I am teaching an Intro to Gaia this year at the Virginia SAR conference and this information would be very helpful.

     

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    Robyn

    @Padraic
    Yes, you can hide selective tracks on the website and email individual tracks as GPX files.

    Currently, to hide individual tracks on the website, you can follow these steps to archive them.

    To email a GPX file of just one track:
    - From the My Tracks page, select the track you'd like to export
    - Then follow these steps to export the individual track as a GPX file

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    jdposthumus

    Maybe I am doing something wrong. Archiving a track removes it from all my mobile devices, but does NOT HIDE  it on the website.

    On the website, it hides it in the list of tracks when I click "Hide Archived".  However, when I go to the map, all the archived tracks are still visible.

     

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    Robyn

    @jdposthumus
    Can you check if there are multiple tracks that go over the same area and if these tracks are archived?

    • You can do this by clicking the track on the main map and checking if the name of the track is archived on the My Tracks list.


    If you are still having trouble, please click 'Submit Request' above to contact support directly and let us know the name of one of your tracks that are not hiding.

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    jdposthumus

    @Robyn

    Thanks. You were right.

    I did have multiple objects.  Some were tracks and some routes.  I only archived the tracks, so the routes still displayed.

    I confirm that archiving tracks and routes on the website does indeed hide them on the map.

    Thanks for resolving this!  It is a huge help in areas where I have multiple tracks/routes. 

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    ChrisJain

    Please, please, please add this feature. There is a real need for it.

    The archive feature does not come close to adding the functionality that is needed. It's a cumbersome workaround and not a substitute for a better fix.

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    ChrisJain

    @Nathan wrote:

    "Sorry for the confusion on viewing just the items in a folder.

    Ashli was referring to the preview map on the data summary page for your folder.
    1. Click the drop-down menu by your profile name
    2. Folders
    3. Click the name of the Folder you wish to view. 
    4. Click the expand icon to view only the items in the folder."

    @Nathan,

    I created a new folder with nothing in it - not tracks, routes, waypoints, etc--a clean slate.

    Then I carefully followed these directions. It did not work. After hitting the expand button, all of the tracks, routes and waypoints are still visible. These the ones I want to hide.   Before hitting the expand icon, I don't see them. However the non-expanded map is too small to be useful.

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    Erik

    Hi all,

    The way individual data is displayed on the map has recently been reworked. 

    If you want to view only specific data, such as a few tracks/routes on the main map, you can follow these steps: 

    1. Add the data you would like to view to a folder.
    2. From the details page for that folder, click the expand icon to highlight those items on the main map.
    3. Click the layers icon (three stacked squares) on the left side of the map, then scroll to the bottom of the menu and turn off the "Routes and Tracks" and "Waypoints" overlays.
    4. You should now have a view of only your highlighted items on the main map.

    You can also use these steps to view individual items on the main map.

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