More Waypoint Icon Choices

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    srheid

    I agree the existing icon list is underwhelming and not useful for folks who send time in the outdoors.   It is also clear that everyone has their own needs and ideas as to what will work for them. I'm a photographer  - so my list may be different than others. Trying to satisfy everyone desires would make the icon pack overwhelming.   I find the icons the weakest part of GAIAGPS ap which is otherwise strong.  I suggest the following:  

    • Allow color coding (why have all those tear drops when one with a color option would do nicely. This would be the same for hiking, fishing, trail heads etc. Color could be used for personal preference - one trail icon that a could be color coded easy, medium or hard trail, Start and end of trail, one tent icon with coloring coding green or red for has cell service or not. fishing icon could be red for a hot spot or black if you got skunked!  Whatever - everyone will have their own method of using color - but you could get by with many less icons.  
    • Keep the default list small and allow users to upload our own icons. I find most of the default icons near useless for me. 
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    adam

    @srheid Good points. Well said. A minimal default set would be good (with the ability to adjust colors as one chooses). Perhaps having a large library of icon "add-ons" the users can individually add to their own "default" list would be a good option. 

    Maybe the Gaia team can chime in? There's currently 29 up-votes for this feature.

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    johnwblaser

    I prefer not spending time looking around the Web for icons to use. It would be better if they were available in the app. If there are a lot, put them in categories. It would be nice to be able to select the categories that are useful for me and have access to those categories.

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    jimmywbrothers

    Well I do not see any action from the company on this, did I miss it? Requests from a year ago till today and zip from the company......Bet if we owed money they would be very proactive.

    Sorry getting more and more frustrated by the tactics around here, for one, vote on features? Come on, if you got many (as icons does) people all asking for icons, THEN DO SOMETHING!!! Oh wait some genius decided a beaker and science crap was exactly why 4x4, hikers and sportsmen needed in a map app......

    Jim

    New paid member but not renewing unless there are changes....

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    TomConnolly

    I love the features of Gaia and I use it for hunting, so an entire class of waypoint icons for hunters would be phenomenal! A list would include (for deer in particular):

    Blind, tree stand, buck, doe, rub, scrape, game trail, tracks, trail fork, blood, scat, trail cam, water source, truck.

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    jbryan

    I too would like additional icons and to be able to change the color of the icon. In addition to the ones above, I'd also like to see a picnic table, ruins, petroglyphs.

    Is adding additional icons even on the radar for Gaia?

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    Jeremy Bauman

    Really need an info icon ( 'i' in a circle) to visually indicate that the waypoint has important descriptions/notes. 

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    stevenboise

    Just paid for my second year of Premium Gaia.....need some movement on this as well as other very popular requests.

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    kjswan06

    As a first responder I have started using Gaia GPS during wide area search drills and missions. It would be incredibly helpful if the standard urban search & rescue images were available for use as waypoint icons. There are 24 icon images in total. Several options could be the icons come with the Gaia app, as an add on to the app or a feature that allows the user to create/add/upload their own personal icons for use. Thanks.

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    tannahill

    Is there a waypoint icon legend somewhere? That would be handy.

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    imaginarian

    I want to use my own icons.

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    gillyj

    I also would like to use custom icons. Since there is no one set of icon that will fit every users needs, it is probably best to allow user the ability to import them from the web or Gaia's website. Taking it a step further, it would be nice if Gaia had utility/tool on their website that allowed the user community the ability to create or customize icons (to Gaia standards) and add them to an online library (public or private).

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    ccwindows

    I've been reading the forums posts about custom icons and I see that additions are marked as planned but 2 years has passed I don't see any way to add new icons such as a picnic table, or trail junction. We can we expect new icons or the ability to add our own? Many of the stock icons don't make sense such as tree, flower, tear drop, triangle, circle, square, shark fin (?), lab beaker, hamburger, chainsaw (?), king's crown, (inexplicably) cell phone, and a check in box.

     

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    tannahill

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    unsung

    When in the backcountry nothing crosses my mind more than where I can go to vote for more people to rule over me.

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    tannahill

    … or where you happened to drop your mobile phone. Oh, wait…

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