Transferring downloaded maps from old version to new.

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    Nathan

    Hi Bruce,

    You can transfer your maps to the new app, but the app will need to re-download the map tiles, if that makes sense.

    If you haven't already, you will need to sync Gaia GPS Classic with gaiagps.com. Then log into the new app with the same Gaia GPS email and the new app will transfer your data over.

    To facilitate downloading the maps faster, I would recommend plugging your device in, leaving the app open, and letting the sync run overnight.

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    richkeeland

    SO, where is my data being stored on the new version of Gaia?  It seems like the old version kept my data local on my phone.  Does your answer imply that my data is now being stored on gaiagps.com?

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    Nathan

    @richkeeland

    The new app stores your data locally on your device and also backs up your data on gaiagps.com just as the classic version of Gaia GPS did.

    Your data on gaiagps.com is used as a back up in case you need to access your data on a new device or want to access it from your computer.

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    richkeeland

    @Nathan

    Thanks for the response.  Is there a way to do a manual transfer without syncing?  No offense, but I did pay for the app and don't feel like I should have to release my data to the app/ether of the cloud.  Where is the data stored locally on iOS, and can it just be manually moved from the old app to the new?

    I do like Gaia, so hoping there is a way to make this work.

     

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    Nathan

    @richkeeland

    Yes, it is possible to manually transfer your tracks, waypoints, and routes from the classic version to the new version of Gaia GPS.

    • Open the Gaia GPS Classic > Main Menu > select either Tracks, Routes, or Waypoints > tap the Share icon > Export Tracks

     

    Then follow the steps in this article to directly import your data into the new version of Gaia GPS: Import GPX and KML files in Gaia GPS for iOS.

    Offline maps, however, can only be transferred by syncing with gaiagps.com. Sorry about that.

    When you sync your data with gaiagps.com, by default your data is private and will only be published publicly if you toggle on the Auto-Publish option within the Account section of the Settings menu or select to make the data public when sharing a link to your data.

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